This past season, more than ever, YMTC reached out to and was invited into the local community (including partnering with Oakland Symphony's Crossover Cabaret and the new Berkeley in the Park event). We offered opportunities for our audiences to learn and engage with our season through talks before and after our shows, and to share their thoughts and visions through creating leaves for interactive lobby trees. Our company members actively promoted the company and the shows in their respective communities. We also shared a series of videos about the music of Frank Loesser with our resident music director through our website, as a bridge between the summer production of The Most Happy Fella and the Fall 2017 production of Guys & Dolls, both composed by Loesser. And, we had a moving talk-back after a performance of Spring Awakening with our audience to address issues of at-risk teens and suicide with directors, cast members and guest speakers from The Trevor Project and the Family Violence Law Center.