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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

Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest

Old Miner Children’s Playwriting Contest HOSTED BY THE NOORDA CENTER FOR THEATRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY   The Noorda Center for Children and Youth at Utah Valley University is hosting the first annual Old Miner’s Children’s Playwriting Contest. The contest has two divisions (a) the “National Division” for a playwright currently […]

Crystal Charity Ball Selects DCT as 2015 Beneficiary of $564,400

Crystal Charity Ball Selects DCT as 2015 Beneficiary of $564,400 (Dallas, TX) The Crystal Charity Ball has granted $564,400 to expand the multi-year Sensory-Friendly Performance Initiative at Dallas Children’s Theater. The generous grant will allow DCT to more than double the number of sensory-friendly performances for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons. It also will […]

New TYA Job Opportunities: Atlanta & St. Louis

The Alliance Theatre and Metro Theatre Company in St. Louis are hiring! Alliance Theatre Family Programs Assistant (Regular/Full-Time) Department:                                  Education Reports To:                                    Family Programs Manager FLSA:                                                Exempt Employment Status:                  Regular/Full-time Website: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/Employment/Career%20Opportunities.aspx POSITION SUMMARY:  The Family Programs Assistant will coordinate sales and stage manage the Theatre for the Very Young performances, Teaching Artist for acting program, and will execute […]

Call for Applications: 5th International Children Theatre Festival “BITOLINO”

The 5th International children theatre festival “BITOLINO” in the Republic of Macedonia is taking applications from all puppet and children’s theatres, as well as all those theatres which have performances for children in their repertoire. More at http://babecteatar.com/.

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 […]

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