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The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility Seeks Contrators for VSA Programs.

This is from Betty Siegel,  Director of VSA and Accessibility at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Office of VSA and Accessibility, is seeking contractors to perform the following eight (8) VSA programs. These initiatives are Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs.... Read More

And the 2014 YPFC Anti-Bullying Plawriting Contest Winner Is…

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA and the American Alliance for Theatre & Education and the Dramatic Change/Young Playwrights for Change Committee proudly Congratulate the Winners of the 2013-14 Middle School Anti-Bullying Playwriting Competition:   First Place: Nerdy Nate and the Anti-Bullying Quest by Michael Ford Sponsored by Childsplay and Rising Youth Theatre, Tempe/Phoenix, Arizona   Runner... Read More

Member Organization News

Check out new offerings from TYA/USA Member Theatres! First Stage presents Y York’s moving adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s young adult novel CRASH March 28 – April 13, 2014 Directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr This play is for everyone ages 8 and up. Milwaukee, WI – First Stage continues its 27th season with CRASH from March... Read More

Metro Theater Company Seeks Teaching Artist

Position: Teaching Artist Fellowship Location: Metro Theater Company, St. Louis, MO   Metro Theater Company seeks a highly-qualified, energetic, emerging professional in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences for a Teaching Artist Fellowship during the 2014-2015 season. Defined by creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and frontline community engagement, Metro Theater Company’s excellence is recognized nationally. The... Read More

Illinois TIOS Mini-Conference

Join fellow theatre education professionals in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood on Saturday, March 8, 2014 as we collectively examine the goals, challenges, and opportunities central to educational theatre in Illinois. The day will feature numerous breakout sessions and workshops, ample opportunities for statewide networking, and a keynote address by the CPS Department of Arts Education’s... Read More

TYA/USA is seeking Nominations for its Board of Directors!

Dear TYA/USA Membership,   As an active advocate and service organization for the world of professional theatre for young audiences and their families, TYA/USA strives to build a board of directors comprised of highly skilled administrators, artists, business people, and educators dedicated to advancing the world of professional TYA theatre. To that end, the Nominating... Read More

Welcome New Member Organizations

We’d like to take a moment to WELCOME three theatre organizations who recently joined our membership. BAM Education         The Education wing of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) joined TYA/USA in January. BAM Education ignites imagination and ideas, helping you connect education and creativity in your classroom and curriculum. Every world-class... Read More