A couple theatre students with a dream.

Meet the creative duo behind the Colorado Springs Young People Theatre Troupe! Audrey McGee and Mikayla Taylor have been acting for years and became fast friends while in a high school production together. They continued on to study theatre in college, where they decided they needed something more than a summer of working and COVID-19-related shutdowns. They wanted their theatre back.

A show was born.

On a walk one evening, Taylor was hit by inspiration at this gorgeous neighborhood venue. A play was destined to be there. Teaming up with McGee, the two of them wrote a full-length show in 2.5 weeks, held auditions, and dove head-first into this new endeavor.

A dream come true.

Ever in Between was a massive success, with 8 performances in the summer of 2020. The original show went on to win Gold for Play in the Gazette’s 2021 Best of the Springs.

Taylor and McGee are looking forward to the future with the Colorado Springs Young People Theatre Troupe. “Come rain, come shine, we direct and design,” McGee says. “We need to keep the arts alive in this community.”

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