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Register for 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.

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From The News Blog

ASSITEJ Magazine Submission Deadline Extended

ASSITEJ is working on a jubilee magazine and is looking for more submissions especially on the topic of generations. The submissions are short and personal, that is not scholarly. The deadline is extended to January 26, and they are looking for submissions in English and in the first language of the author when applicable.


Photo source: Northwestern.edu THE 2015 WINIFRED WARD SCHOLARSHIP   The Winifred Ward Memorial Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce the 38h Annual Winifred Ward Scholarship, named for the pioneer of children’s theatre and creative drama in the United States. The 38th award of $10,000 will be given to a graduate student who has demonstrated intellectual […]

TYA/USA Holiday 2014 Office Hours

Please note that the TYA/USA office will be closed at end of day Friday December 19, 2014. We will re-open Monday January 5, 2015. DePaul University and the The Theatre School building where we are housed is shutting down for the holiday break. We will be monitoring email during the break, but we will not […]

Mark Sutton Selected for International Directors Seminar

Congratulations to MARK SUTTON,  Associate Artistic Director at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, for being selected to attend the 2015 International Directors Seminar! Mark will travel to Mannheim, Germany in July to participate in the biannual event. This year’s theme: PROGRESS. From the Seminar website: Progress implies a movement towards a future. Will it be a […]

Member Theatres Score Grants!

Congratulations to our member theaters who received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and other organizations this month! Here’s a rundown of stories that hit our radar. Bay Area Children’s Theatre Oakland, CA – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) as one of 919 organizations nationwide to […]

Summer Internships & A Fellowship @ Member Theatres

Two TYA/USA Member Theatre Companies are taking applications for Summer 2015 Internships & a Teaching Artist Fellowship: Seattle Children’s Theatre Education Programs will offer over 20 internship positions in Summer 2015 to support our 200 camps, classes and performance programs for students ages 3-21. Learn more at SCT Drama School Summer 2015 Internships.   The Omaha […]

Announcing the 2015 Ann Shaw Fellowship Winner!

TYA/USA and the Anne Shaw Fellowship committee congratulate Sara Hunter Orr, the 2015 Ann Shaw Fellowship winner! Thank you to ALL of our 2015 applicants for your projects contributions to the field, and your energy. More about Sara: Sara Hunter Orr is an applied theatre artist and educator who is dedicated to engaging young people […]

Call for Submissions ASSITEJ Magazine 2015

Our colleagues at ASSITEJ-International are now accepting contributions the 2015 ASSITEJ Magazine.   We have started working on the next issue of ASSITEJ Magazine that will be launched at the next ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Berlin April 2015 during the Augenblick mal! Festival. This year the Magazine will have approximately double the amount of pages […]

Play in Progress: Creating New Theater for Kids and Families

January 9-11, 2015 in New York, NY $85 Student/Retired/$125 Member/$205 Non-Member (Early Bird Rate Ends Friday, November 21st) $95 Student/Retired/$135 Member/$215 Non-Member Join The New Victory Theater and AATE for a 3-day hands-on symposium that will explore the creation of new theater for kids and family audiences. Through work-in-progress performances, hands-on workshops, panel discussions and breakout […]

Barry Kornhauser Wins Top National Theatre Award

Congratulations to long time member and TYA/USA Board Alum, Barry Kornhauser!        

Call for Proposals: 2015 Autism and Arts Education Symposium

Call for Proposals 2015 Autism and Arts Education Symposium April 24-25, 2015 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, teachers, practitioners, support professionals and parents who specialize […]

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 […]

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