Pete & Susan Korellis
Sandra & Joe Morrow
First Midwest Bank

Tony Englert
Ed & Sandi Kozlowski



Ruth Best
Janet Moran
Ron Corthell & Laura Bartolo
Dr. Henry Zuniga
Richard & Beth Kitchell
Allen Horner
Terry & Mary Jo Smith
Mary Jo Gorman
Shirley & James Blair
Kathleen Lichnerowicz
Randy Lichnerowicz
Dana & Mike McCue
The Speranza Family


Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) was established in 2010 to provide local students interested in and passionate about the theater arts an immersive, professional environment to learn, grow and mentor alongside like minded students. TYTE is open to students ranging in age from 12-18 and grades 6-12. Depending on the area of interest, students interview or audition and interview to become a member. Members fulfill every area of production from the roles on stage to lighting to box office.

TYTE produces 2 fully staged productions each year including a non-musical in the spring and a musical in the fall. The work ranges from classics such as Anne of Green Gables (2011) to an original adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (2014).

Past and current members are a diverse group representing the communities of Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Munster, Valparaiso and Whiting in Indiana as well as Beecher and Chicago, Illinois. TYTE alumni are currently attending Columbia College, DePaul, Indiana University, Indiana State University, Loyola, Northwestern and NYU among others.

While the program doesn’t serve huge numbers of students, the Towle is proud to offer an in-depth, professional experience for local students who want to explore the theater arts and perhaps pursue a career in the theater arts.  Regardless of how the experience is applied, the students flourish during the program, increasing self-confidence, self esteem and developing stronger communication skills.