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Welcome to TYA/USA Programs & Events.

Scroll through the links to below to access our programs (in alphabetical order):

Ann Shaw Fellowship

Harold Oaks Awards

International Programs

One Theatre World

OTW: Sessions

Professional Development Webinars

Young Playwrights for Change

 

 

Ann Shaw Fellowship

Since its inception, the Ann Shaw Fellowship has provided funds to assist over forty individuals with travel to theatres and festivals throughout the United States and abroad, for viewing outstanding work, and exploring challenging questions related to the field of theatre for young audiences.

ANN SHAW FELLOWSHIP HOME

Harold Oaks Award

The purpose of the Harold Oaks/TYA/USA Honorees is to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the US. Both organizations and/or individuals will be honored yearly at the annual TYA/USA membership meeting. 

HAROLD OAKS AWARD HOME

International Programs

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA is the United States National Center for ASSITEJ-International (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People). This page contains information on upcoming and recently passed ASSITEJ events as well as links to recent TYA News Blog posts related to other international opportunities.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS HOME

One Theatre World

Visit the One Theatre World Homepage for more information on One Theatre World 2017 in California. Plus visit the One Theatre World Archives.

ONE THEATRE WORLD HOME

OTW: Sessions

OTW: Sessions is our one-day “even year” gathering in conjunction with the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices. The goal of these Sessions is to continue the TYA conversation between One Theatre World gatherings. OTW: Sessions launched in 2014. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2016 event! We’ll be gathering again at the Kennedy Center in 2018.

OTW: SESSIONS HOME

Professional Development

TYA/USA wants to give its members a chance to connect with TYA professionals from all over the world in a personal way. Our webinars are led by industry professionals based around a certain topic. These 60 to 90 minute sessions feature conversations or presentations followed by a Q & A; or open, active, and intimate dialogues between the registered participants and the session leaders.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOME

Young Playwrights for Change

Now in its third year, Young Playwrights for Change is a collaborative national middle school playwriting competition run by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE). The mission of Young Playwrights for Change is to produce meaningful conversations that will ripple across our nation to provoke change. Our goal is to spark conversation and discussion throughout classrooms, schools, and communities.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FOR CHANGE HOME