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

Welcome to TYA Today.

TYA Today is a nationally and internationally respected magazine for the field of theatre for young people. Published semi-annually, TYA Today offers insightful articles about current issues affecting theatre professionals, plus editorials, book reviews, and more.

Committed to expanding and strengthening the field of theatre for youth, TYA Today strives to highlight the diversity of the work and the communities served on a national and international scope.  

TYA Today is distributed to members, organizations, theatres, and libraries across the United States, Puerto Rico, and The District of Columbia. A subscription is available through membership to TYA/USA.

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Current Issue - Fall 2016

On the Cover: Paige Hernandez in Paige in Full by B-Fly Entertainment. Flashpoint Theatre. Washington, DC. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Editorial: Can Theatre Save the World? by Julia Flood

In Memoriam: Remembering Scot Copeland by Alicia Lark Fuss & Remembering Ann Shaw by Harold Oaks

Feature: Are You Down? Hip-Hop Theatre for Young Audiences by Xanthia Walker

Education: Many Hands: Highlighting Design and Production Skills in Theatre Education by Lauren Smith and Rebecca Drew Ramsey

International: Reporting from “The Edge:” Inside the Birmingham Global Gathering by Ernie Nolan

Interview: Global Connectivity: Producing and Presenting International TYA in the United States by Jenny Anne Koppera and Meredyth Pederson

Original Script: Excerpt from Ella Enchanted: The Musical by Karen Zacarias and Deborah Wicks La Puma

Page to Stage: The Light Princess at South Coast Repertory

Book Review: A Reflective Practitioner’s Guide to (Mis)Adventures in Drama Education – or – What Was I Thinking? Edited by Peter Duffy; Reviewed by Kathleen Arcovio Pennyway

Coda: Innovate and Activate at One Theatre World 2017 by Nina Meehan

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