About Us

The Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble (CLYTE) is a group of teen artists and activists from the Austin area who use theatre as a tool to help their community foster healthy relationships, celebrate diversity, and engage in important community issues.

I Change Lives Changing LivesThe Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble is a unique and exciting program that SafePlace and Creative Action created to train youth leaders to generate their own creative solutions to societal issues. For over 9 years, the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble has toured schools, conferences, and community events all across Austin and the surrounding areas to spark dialogue about teen relationships and encourage youth to take a stand against dating violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.

Changing Lives Peformance


In 2012-2013, we performed to over 2,500 middle and high school students. And in 2013-2014 we performed to over 3,200 people in Central Texas! We invite you to book the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble for your school or event in Spring 2015!

Interested in what we do? Follow us on Facebook! We post rehearsal updates, photographs of our work, and articles of interest.

Want to book Changing Lives? Booking occurs every Fall for the following Spring. Please download, fill out, and return this form in order to secure your spot on our wait-list:  Performance Request Form Spring 2015.

Many thanks to the support of the Changing Lives sponsors & community partners:

SafePlaceSafePlace exists to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change. With more than 35 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, SafePlace is internationally recognized for its innovative and effective programs.  The Expect Respect Program is the youth-centered prevention program of SafePlace, which supports the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble. For examples of Changing Lives performances and other youth-led prevention projects visit us! www.safeplace.org/expectrespect Creative ActionCreative Action is on a mission to spark and support the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action’s team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers, and confident leaders in their community. www.creativeaction.org

Trinity United Methodist ChurchMany thanks also goes to our community partner, Trinity United Methodist Church. TUMC has historically provided rehearsal space for our cast, which is incredibly valued. To learn more about their important work in the community, please visit http://www.tumc.org.

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