The TYA presenter, noting a dearth of U.S.-made work, has taken the initiative to nurture new shows and set them on their way, sometimes to its own stage.
In touring shows for young audiences, how do you get beyond familiar titles? Building trust among adventurous allies is key.
For both practical and aesthetic reasons, theatres are banding together to create new works in rolling world premieres.
Youth theatres often receive less funding than adult theatres, but some have become adept at making a multi-pronged case for support.
In addition to the usual perennial holiday fare, December shows repurpose classic tales for all ages.
How queer youth theatre groups are shaping, and saving, the lives of new generations of artists and activists.
Children’s Theatre Company took a signature work to the gathering in South Africa.
Kids’ theatre is a big tent, not a sideshow, but TYA/USA’s new leader craves more specificity and clarity about its mission and impact.
Shows for young audiences can sometimes be controversial for reasons that surprise even the most thoughtful theatremakers.
The biannual event, which took place in the Bay Area May 3-6, focused on issues of diversity and education.