Jacie Knight started Youth Performance Company in 1989, with a $100 check from the mother of one of her early cast members, and a desk and rehearsal space “borrowed” from a local theater. The company immediately established a reputation among young artists as the place to do smart, original, professional-quality work. YPC also quickly developed a loyal audience of school groups and families who appreciated the innovative, bright aesthetic as much as the socially relevant topics. In 1993, YPC became an independent tax-exempt organization and moved into its own leased office and rehearsal space.
See the full list of past productions.