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 these in Hebron in Particular to try outing and developing 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 21 years of experience in 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.
Through its performances inside and outside Palestine, YT sheds the light on the social
problems in the Palestinian society. YT is working to contribute to the empowerment of rights holders to know about and claim their rights. Also, the main mandate of YT is to contribute effectively to social change and development through the efficient use of drama and theatre. Yes Theatre main tools are artistic performances specifically speaking to issues relevant to the Palestinian society, drama workshops, and theatre performances, capacity building for teachers in theatre based techniques, advocacy plays and activities of cultural exchange. It annually
reaches as audience of 100,000 school students and hundreds of public audiences. The core programs of YT are Play4Kids, Kids4Kids, Yes4Youth, Yes4Future, Puppets 4 Kids and Storytelling.