Welcome to Theatre for Young Audiences/USA

a professional service organization for the TYA field

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.

ASSITEJ World Congress May 23-31, 2014

The Polish Centre of the International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People ASSITEJ and the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute invite you to attend the 18th ASSITEJ World Congress and Performing Arts Festival (Korczak Festival Special Edition) in Warsaw, Poland, from 23-31 May 2014. Registration is now open. For up-to-date information on registration and payment issues, click the globe icon to visit our International Programs page. We look forward to seeing you there!

OTW: Sessions

Please join us on Friday May 16, 2014 for the Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) One Theatre World: Sessions, a one day event hosted by New Visions New Voices and the Kennedy Center. Registration is now open. Click the calendar icon to learn more and to register.

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From The News Blog

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.

Children’s Theatre Company – Job Openings

Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is hiring! Lead by Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius and Managing Director Tim Jennings, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the world’s leading theatre for young people and their families and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the regional Tony Award, CTC […]

Creede Repertory Theatre seeks Education Director

elcome to Creede Repertory Theatre of Creede, Colorado, or newest member theatre organization! As a cultural home for artists, residents, and visitors of the West, Creede Repertory Theatre will create a diverse repertory season of plays, new works, and dynamic education programs. Creede is now hiring!   Job Title:                    Education Director Job Summary:           The Education […]

The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility Seeks Contrators for VSA Programs.

This is from Betty Siegel,  Director of VSA and Accessibility at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is seeking contractors to perform the following eight (8) VSA programs. These initiatives are Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs. […]

And the 2014 YPFC Anti-Bullying Plawriting Contest Winner Is…

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA and the American Alliance for Theatre & Education and the Dramatic Change/Young Playwrights for Change Committee proudly Congratulate the Winners of the 2013-14 Middle School Anti-Bullying Playwriting Competition:   First Place: Nerdy Nate and the Anti-Bullying Quest by Michael Ford Sponsored by Childsplay and Rising Youth Theatre, Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona   Runner […]

World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People is March 20

March 20, 2014 is World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People, a campaign launched by ASSITEJ International to encourage sharing the theatre experience with our young people. How will YOU celebrate? Here’s one fun way to participate is through Hartford Stage and New Victory Theater’s #Hashtag Party: Education at Hartford Stage and The […]

Member Organization News

Check out new offerings from TYA/USA Member Theatres! First Stage presents Y York’s moving adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel CRASH March 28 – April 13, 2014 Directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr This play is for everyone ages 8 and up. Milwaukee, WI – First Stage continues its 27th season with CRASH from March […]

Nadine Animato Dance Company @ ASSITEJ World Congress

 “Nadine Animato” Theater Dance Company, established in 2009 by choreographer Nadine Bommer in Rishon Lezion, Israel, will be performing their Invisi’BALL at this year’s ASSITEJ World Congress in Warsaw, Poland. They are represented in the US by the Shaw Entertainment Group. The group will be premiering in the USA at the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival in […]

Metro Theater Company Seeks Teaching Artist

Position: Teaching Artist Fellowship Location: Metro Theater Company, St. Louis, MO   Metro Theater Company seeks a highly-qualified, energetic, emerging professional in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences for a Teaching Artist Fellowship during the 2014-2015 season. Defined by creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and frontline community engagement, Metro Theater Company’s excellence is recognized nationally. The […]

Illinois TIOS Mini-Conference

Join fellow theatre education professionals in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood on Saturday, March 8, 2014 as we collectively examine the goals, challenges, and opportunities central to educational theatre in Illinois. The day will feature numerous breakout sessions and workshops, ample opportunities for statewide networking, and a keynote address by the CPS Department of Arts Education’s […]

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