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OTW: Sessions 2014

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One Theatre World: Sessions

Continuing the TYA Conversation

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. We will begin around 9 AM and conclude in time for attendees to have a break and make it to the first New Visions reading. Admission to this event is $50.00.

The day’s thought provoking line-up includes:

Mary Zimmerman

MacArthur Fellowship recipient and Tony Award winning director Mary Zimmerman will join us for an intimate 90-minute conversation to discuss her work. Works which Ms. Zimmerman has adapted and directed include The Jungle Book, Metamorphoses (Broadway: Circle in the Square Theatre, Lookingglass, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Second Stage Theatre), and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (Goodman, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Repertory, Second Stage). Her White Snake, an adaptation of a Chinese fable, premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2012 and will appear at Chicago’s Goodman in 2014.

Mary Zimmerman – Photo: Liz Lauren/Goodman Theatre

Playwriting Activities with Young Writers

Bring your notebooks, pens, computers and your acting shoes! Join TYA/USA Board Members Marty Johnson & Brian Guehring for an active participatory one-hour workshop on script development activities for young writers. The workshop will include warm-up activities, using improv to create scenes, and more!

Young Playwrights for Change Reading

A Professional reading of the winning play from Young Playwrights for Change, a national middle school playwriting competition designed to combat bullying. Just announced: The winning play is Nerdy Nate and the Anti-Bullying Quest by  Michael Ford. Michael took part in a regional contest sponsored by Childsplay and  Rising Youth Theatre in Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona. Click the Young Playwrights link for a complete list of winning plays. Michael and his family will be joining us for the event.

Membership Meeting

The TYA/USA Spring Membership Meeting, including the presentation of the Harold Oaks Award, which seeks to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the United States.