This year the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Company (CLYTC) created an original show called “The Missing Link”. There were 8 cast members who represented 8 schools across the metro area. They were extremely committed and passionate about their work, and that dedication could be seen in every performance. The youth were very interested in exploring gossip and the role it plays in creating unhealthy relationships. “The Missing Link” final performance at the Youth Arts Festival.
The play centered around a girl named Violet who suddenly stopped showing up to school. Each character explored their relationship to Violet, their thoughts on why she left, and what they could have done differently to have helped her. The play toured to over 20 venues and was seen by over 2000 people in the Greater Austin area. “The Missing Link” was well received and the audiences found the message relevant to their own lives.