11 artistic teams will develop new works to expand the TYA canon.
The New York theatre announces an array of productions for young people and family audiences.
The gathering, which featured YA novelist Jason Reynolds, focused on eliminating barriers—especially ones between kids and adults.
The honors, for excellence in theatre for young audiences, will go to Stan Foote, Rosemary Newcott, Chicago Children’s Theatre, and Courtney J. Boddie.
A 500-year-old Mexican American tradition is going strong, honoring tradition while picking up topical inflections along the way.
Some of today’s best theatre is being made for young audiences. What it will it take for critics, audiences, and funders to recognize it?
Youth theatres often receive less funding than adult theatres, but some have become adept at making a multi-pronged case for support.
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.
Theatre companies who help youth make work out of their own concerns are empowering them for life as well.
Many of TYA’s longtime aims—dramatizing thorny subjects, modeling diversity and tolerance—are more relevant than ever.