About Us

About Us

Humble Beginnings: times and faces have changed but we will never forget our roots….

Now in it’s 15th year Meyer Hideout, now known as Mountain Youth and Community Theatre, was Co-Founded by John Williams and Kyla Meyer in 2004. Kyla had a dream of bringing Musical Theatre to the youth of her community, and with the help of John Williams, she was able to make her dream a reality. The first summer brought bright new faces and lots of potential; and Hideout has not stopped growing since.

Kyla is a Twain Harte Native and has had a passion for the arts from the time she was a child. John Williams was the Owner and Lead Pharmacist at Bob’s Greenley Pharmacy in Sonora, CA.  John has served as a Youth Director in various church programs, as well as a Past President of MYACT. 

MYACT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ​It was formed with the merge of Sonora Children’s Theatre and Meyer Hideout  to provide more opportunities for children, youth, and adults in our community to become involved in theatre, music, and dance.  

2019 Board Members

  • Jessica Shapiro, President
  • Kandas Wright, Vice President
  • Lisa Cathcart Randall, Treasurer
  • Bonnie Bettencourt, Secretary
  • Brandon Russell, Member at Large
  • ​Mike Morales, Member at Large

Mission Statement: This corporation has been formed for public purposes, to foster educational opportunities for children and adults of all ages in the performing arts, with a specific focus on theater, music, dance, voice and other arts.