Yes Theatre for Communication among Youth (YT) is a Palestinian non-governmental organization that was established in 2008. Yes Theatre believes that theatre and drama can positively influence the children and youth to create a change in their society. Therefore, it works to inspire Palestinian children and youth in general and those in Hebron in particular to try out and to develop creative and constructive reactions to the challenges in their daily lives.
Yes Theatre works in the field of youth theatre and drama education in the Palestinian Territory. The founding members of YT have 16 years of experience of implementing drama and theatre projects and programs with youth inside and outside schools, in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Education, UNRWA and with other original bodies in Hebron. At that time, YT was, and is still, the only organization working exclusively for children and young people using theatre and drama as tools of expression, relief, social change and development. YT also helps to optimize the existing potential of education workers to create jobs in the field of drama and drama-education.
The philosophy is that drama and theatre work are strong cultural tools for the development of the basic conditions for a peaceful environment in Palestine and for the respect of human rights. It annually reaches as audience of 18,000 school students and hundreds of public audience. The core programs of YT are Play4Kids, Kids4Kids, Yes4Youth, Yes4Future, Puppetry and Storyteller.
Yes Theatre works to: motivate, develop and promote local potentials in an innovative and creative way through artistic performances, drama workshops, capacity building and cultural exchange activities, projects and programs.