TYA/USA provides advocacy and resources in order to strengthen and diversify the field of theatre for young audiences.
Founded in 1965, TYA/USA is the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ), and a national membership organization that strengthens the artistic and cultural impact of theatre for young audiences by empowering, connecting, and inspiring our members – thereby fostering a global appreciation of the field’s excellence.
Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA), is a national service organization whose mission is to promote the power of professional theatre for young audiences through excellence, collaboration, and innovation across cultural and international boundaries. Founded in 1965 as ASSITEJ/USA, TYA/USA is the only theatre organization in the United States which has the development of professional theatre for young audiences and international exchange as its primary mandates.
We are working on adapting and updating a new online TYA Timeline from a history originally researched and written by Jeanne Klein (University of Kansas) for the Spring 2005 issue of TYA Today Magazine.
Update: This project is currently on hold. But we still want to dive into it soon. Watch this space for further updates.