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

Become a member of TYA/USA today and be part of the national conversation on Theatre for Young Audiences.

TYA/USA  is a membership organization that serves and represents the national field of the theatre for young audiences. By joining TYA/USA as an organization or an individual, you gain access to a wide range of benefits. More information can be found below.



If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@tyausa.org. 


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Do you wish to support Theatre for Young Audiences/USA and all we do without taking on a full membership? 

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Member Benefits


TYA Today: Receive a one-year subscription to our semi-annual magazine, featuring articles and information pertinent to national and global TYA issues.

MARQUEE Enjoy access to our online member directory featuring each organizational member theatre’s season, contact and organization information. View our compiled Trends page and see what’s on hand in the Bonus Material section: past Webinar videos, digitized TYA Today back issues, and more.

TYA Connect Receive bi-weekly emailed newsletters regarding national and international activities, the TYA Callboard, links to members in the news, and other relevant stories.



One Theatre World: Attend TYA/USA’s biennial national festival featuring workshops, performances, seminars, and master classes. Members enjoy reduced rates and early registration. Next up: May 3-5, 2017 hosted by Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkeley-San Francisco-Oakland, California.

Professional Development Webinars: Participate in our special online events led by industry professionals. NEW: Participation is now included with your membership! Nonmembers may register at the cost of $20 per webinar.

MARQUEE is your online member database where you can:

  • Access information about all of our member organizations, including current season and contact information, plus other handy statistics.
  • Access individual member profiles.
  • View the 2015-16 Trends report.
  • Access other Members-only “Bonus Material.”


Remember: Member organizations have a single username-password set for all to use; Individual members have their own set of credentials. Password recovery is available on the site. Contact us if you need further assistance.

TYA/USA Fellowships: Be eligible to apply for our annual fellowship program to explore the international landscape of theatre for young audiences.

Support: Priority is given to Member Organizations and Individuals in publicizing Job Opportunities, Calls for Submissions, News, and more across our various platforms.  

Membership: Take advantage of discounted Student, Student Group, and Emerging Professional memberships.



Apply for student internships at the ASSITEJ World Congress. (See individual programs for current offers.)

Apply for NEXT Generation activities through the TYA/USA home office. (See individual programs for current application requirements.)

Apply for the International Directors Seminar hosted by ASSITEJ Germany, a biannual gathering that brings together theatre directors from around the world to work intensively together on a specific theme. Next up: Summer 2017 in Oldenburg, Germany.

Attend international festivals and ASSITEJ World Congresses with TYA/USA status



Harold Oaks Award: Be eligible to receive our annual honors given to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the United States.

Young Playwrights for Change: Be eligible to host a local competition as part of this national competition sponsored by AATE. 


Membership Rates

Individual Membership Rates (one calendar year)

Individuals $85

Students $45

Emerging Career $70 (Eligible for up to 3 years)

Retirees $55

International $120


Organization Membership Rates (one calendar year) – All Organizations Listed in MARQUEE

Libraries $85

International $120

Organization Level 1 (budgets under $250K) $160

Organization Level 2 (budgets $250k-$999k) $325

Organization Level 3 (budgets over $1 million) $470

University Student Organization/Group (See details below) $155


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