“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”

John Steinbeck

Managing Director

The Managing Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director as the organization’s Co-head. The Managing Director is responsible for building an effective team internally and cultivating a committed team to act externally in the community at large, as well as generating, directing and supervising all aspects of finance, marketing, development, general administration and human resources. The Managing Director will ensure the integrity of the financial, operational and internal control processes and policies of the organization.

Teaching Artists

Teaching is the greatest gift we can give to the world, it prepares the future and it secures the past.
If you have a passion to teach Theater Arts, and to be a part of producing great works of art, we want to meet you. We are looking for Teaching Artists who are interested in Improv, Dance, Vocals, Acting techniques, Writing, and Technical theater too.
Dramatic Arts education is an important means of stimulating creativity in problem solving and prepare the for higher learning by developing skills in public speaking, and organizational project based skill development.


At CYT Tri-Valley we are seeking the inspired and the excellent. If you love what you do, and have a passion for Musical Theater, we want to meet you.
"A choreographer can explain things conceived in the mind, by the gestures and motions of the body. To a sensitive eye s/he will add a sensitive ear and exceptional feeling for music. He will have the gift of leadership, the ability to inspire other dancers."-R.Malazarte



Casting a great vision is the first job of a CYT Show Director. Suported by the Artistic Director and responsible for the clear delegation of design and process, the Director must set up the Production team for success. The Director's vision shapes everything, from the look and feel of a production, to the way the parents and cast feel at the end of the run.

Musical Director

The entire sense of sound is the responsibility of our Music Director, who is to supervises all musical aspects of the production. Sensitivity includes some or all of these responsibilities; conducting the band/orchestra, coaching vocalists and choirs, deciding on song arrangements, finding sound effects, creating ambience with music, creating and distributing practice tracks. Our Music Director creates an overall sense of immersion with music and sound.

Current Staff Members:

Kristin (KW) Baer-Werder

Artistic Director

Kristin Schrader-Shawler

Managing Director

Barbara Cady

HYPE Coordinator

Isabella Olfert

Camp Coordinator

Jenn Gilbertson

Chapter Coordinator

CYT Tri-Valley

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1586
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Phone: (925)421-1351
Office Address:

Livermore, CA 94550

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