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One Theatre World 2015: Chicago

The next One Theatre World conference will take place in Chicago May 7-9, 2015 at The Theatre School, DePaul University. Watch the OTW page for much more in the months ahead! Click on the calendar icon to access from here.

Young Playwrights for Change: Be a Host Site!

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FOR CHANGE 2014-15: WHAT IS FAMILY? TYA/USA and AATE member organizations are invited to sign up to be a regional host site as part of our national contest! SIGN UP DEADLINE: October 1, 2014 Click the lightning bolt icon to learn more and to access the sign-up form.

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From The News Blog

The Rose Theater receives Mid-America Arts Alliance Performing Arts Grant

(OMAHA, Nebr.) The Rose Theater announces that it is among a select group of regional presenters to receive a Mid-America Arts Alliance Artistic Innovations Award grant. This $15,000 award will support an upcoming performance of Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band at The Rose Theater, Jan. 23 – Feb. 8, 2015. This original show will feature informative […]

First Stage expands programming for students with autism

First Stage expands programming for students with autism One and two-week summer programs begin August 18 Sensory Friendly performances announced for 2014-15 season Milwaukee, WI – First Stage’s award-winning Next Steps program, classes serving students with autism, will return for its third consecutive year at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center located at 325 W. Walnut […]

Sue Booton of the Rose Theater at the Freddy G. Broadway Experience

CONTACT: Kori Radloff, korir@rosetheater.org, 402-502-4641 Photo: Sue with Myrna and Freddie (“G”) Gershon SUE BOOTON OF THE ROSE THEATER IN OMAHA HONORED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE FIFTH ANNUAL ‘FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE Stephen Sondheim, Jeanine Tesori, Warren Carlyle, Chad Beguelin, Ken Billington and Matt Kraus worked with the eight teachers selected to participate. (OMAHA, Nebr., […]

Pumpkin Theatre announces a new Producing Artistic Director

Pumpkin Theatre is proud to announce the hiring of new Producing Artistic Director, Raine Bode, who will lead the theater into its 47th Season. “We are thrilled to have Raine Bode as our new leader and know that she will help propel children’s theatre in Baltimore to new heights.  We are looking forward to our […]

DCT Receives $50K to Produce New Skippyjon Jones.

Congratulations to TYA/USA member theatre Dallas Children’s Theatre on their achievement! DCT RECEIVES $50,000 IN GRANTS TO PRODUCE WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SKIPPYJON JONES (Dallas, TX) Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) will premiere a new musical adaptation in collaboration with Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT).  New York Times #1 Best-selling author Judy […]

TYA Jobs: Kaiser Permanente (Atlanta) & Metro Theater Company (St. Louis)

  Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Programs will be holding auditions for a male or female actor-puppeteer for the Performance Company in the Georgia Region. Applicants must be able to convincingly play characters ranging from teenagers to 30 year-old+ business leaders.  Performance spaces include large-scale gyms or auditoriums, so the ability to project vocally and physically […]

TYA/USA Board Changes

With the help of our nominating committee, and you our membership, we have a new class of TYA/USA Board members who officially began their terms last month at our spring board meeting at the Kennedy Center. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TYA/USA BOARD PAGE. Exits: We’d like to thank the following board members who have […]

Snapshots from Warsaw

Thoughts on Warsaw from Kim Peter Kovac: It’s always difficult to encapsulate any of the triennial ASSITEJ International Congresses, so it may be best to do a few snapshots of last month’s event in Warsaw. Despite some challenges with registrations and ticket purchase, it was terrific to see so many US registrants including: students and […]

The 2014 Harold Oaks Awards Winners!

Congratulations to Scot Copeland of Nashville Children’s Theatre and Metro Theater Company in St. Louis, Missouri, the winners of the 2014 Harold Oaks Awards! Now in their second year, the awards seek to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the US. A huge THANK YOU […]

Announcing the 2014 Ann Shaw Fellowship Winner!

TYA/USA and the Anne Shaw Fellowship committee congratulate Jenny Anne Koppera, the 2014 Ann Shaw Fellowship winner! Thank you to ALL of our 2014 applicants for your projects, contributions to the field, and your energy. More about Jenny: Jenny Anne Koppera has her MFA in Drama/Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University, and she […]

Metro Theater Company Celebrates Carol North & Nicholas Kryah

Metro Theatre Company invites you to A PLAYFUL CELEBRATION to honor Carol North and Nicholas Kryah and their combined 73 years of contributions to the field of TYA. Carol North stepped down from her role as Metro’s Artistic Director, a position she’s held since 1980. TYA/USA Board Member and former head of Eckerd Theatre Company […]

Toddlers Take Over Atlanta!

Member theatre Alliance Theatre in Atlanta is teaming up with area organizations for their Toddler Takeover event.

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