Our Mission

YOU CONNECTION is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation using professional theatre and media to communicate Christian values, truths, and realities to audiences of all ages.

We make an impact through powerful live presentations in the Dallas, Texas, area and beyond, as well as through films and videos online, using the creative arts to speak the life-changing truth of the Gospel.

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What We Do

YC THEATRE utilizes professional theatre and innovative live presentations to powerfully impact audiences both in the Dallas area and beyond with our developing touring plans. Admission is always FREE (donations accepted).

YC WEB is an online video site featuring hours of free, faith-filled viewing, with films and videos for kids, teens, and adults, receiving thousands of visits every month from all over the world.

We are a professional production company ONLY. We do not offer acting classes or programs.

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Our Goals

To use creativity to introduce, encourage, or reinforce a biblical worldview (a biblical perspective and understanding of the world)

 

To be “theatrical apologetics” (the discipline of defending biblical doctrine through systematic argument and discourse), using the arts to accurately present, defend, and proclaim the reality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ against today’s confusing culture

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Our Goals

To be the premier professional Christian theatre house of DFW, showcasing outstanding original and exclusively Christian material

To use our online video site to reach a worldwide audience with unique and impactful films and videos

For YC to be its own "brand" of creativity and ministry, with a unique look and feel, trademark artistic styles, and signature hard-hitting Gospel messages

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Matt Kramer

All material originates from director Matt Kramer, who founded You Connection in 2014- a culmination of spiritual, creative, and production expertise spanning over twenty years.

 

Matt is the visionary force behind everything that happens with You Connection, from music and writing and production to the presentation of the Gospel. 

 

Prior to YC, Matt spent years working in professional video and television, including PBS, co-founding a performing arts company, and working in church ministry. His vision for a company like YC began at age 18- a good 15 years prior to our formation! 

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Matt Kramer

Founder/Executive & Artistic Director

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Catelyn Lawrence

Resident Performer/Assistant Artistic Director

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Shelley Lawrence

Production Administrator

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Jordan Schonhoff

Promotions Administrator

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Debby Kramer

Board Secretary/Event Coordinator

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YC Cast (recurring performers):

Natalie Kramer

Riley Unterbug

Lainey Gerard

Kate Pritchett

Jonathan Rizzo

Caiden Garcia

Owen Garcia

Noah Garcia

Elana Ebensberger

Jeff Schonhoff

Elayne Doggett

Clint Doggett

Kaelin Eckels

Jae Alft

Madison Faria