Providing advocacy & resources for the field of theatre for young audiences.

Welcome to the TYA/USA Professional Development.

Professional Development Webinars

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.

To participate in a webinar you need a PC or MAC. Or download the GoToWebinar app from Google Play or the iTunes Store.

Each event features audio with visual materials. You can listen and communicate either by your computer or mobile device’s microphone & speakers or by calling into a telephone number that we’ll provide. Participants may submit questions for our guests primarily through the Questions tab on your webinar dashboard.


New starting March 2016: Webinars are free for current TYA/USA members and $20 for nonmembers.

For nonmembers: after payment, you will be redirected to the webinar registration page.

For all: We will confirm your membership status and approve your registration, or contact you with any questions. Upon approval, you will receive instructions on how to log-on to the webinar.

If you are unsure of your membership status, or are not redirected to the registration form upon payment, or have any further questions, please Contact Us.

We may continue to refine this new process in the months ahead.

Next Up:

July 26, 2016 @ 12:00 Noon Central:

TYA/USA Town Hall Meeting

 Learn about the present & future of TYA/USA and get to know the new Leadership. This special summer event is free for both members and nonmembers.

Info & Registration

If you need us to resend your confirmation email with instructions on how to sign-in to the webinar, please email Michael. Thank you!

Webinar History

Follow this link for information on past Webinar topics and guests.

TYA/USA Webinar History

The Professional Development Suggestion Box

Do you have an idea for a future webinar? Are you interested in organizing and/or moderating the event? We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for your interest in our Professional Development Webinars! Use this form to suggest topics you'd like to see covered and to express interest in organizing an event.

A few notes on membership:

1. Both TYA/USA Members and Non-members may suggest webinar topics.

2. Only TYA/USA Members/employees of Member Organizations/students at Member Universities may take on organization and moderator roles for their topic(s).

3. Guests, panelists, and participants do not have to be TYA/USA Members.

We will contact you if needed for any follow up.

Name: *
E-mail: *
Are you a TYA/USA member or do you work for a member organization? *
Are you a student? *
What topic or topics (up to 3) would you like to see given the TYA/USA webinar treatment? *
Are you interested in organizing and moderating this event?
Please list potential guests.
Other Feedback or Questions.
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Photos: The Day John Henry Came to School at Chicago Playworks (DePaul University) – Photo: Michael Brosilow

Reflections of a Rock Lobster at Boston Children’s Theatre – Photo: Saglio Photography, Inc.