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.
If you can look beyond ‘A Christmas Carol,’ these festive family shows prove there are plenty of ways to deck the halls.
In his version of the grim fairy tale for 24th Street Theatre, Bryan Davidson adds music and human dimension.
These theatres prove that you don’t have to be a TYA-specific theatre to commission and produce shows for kids and teens.
Theatre for young audiences is on the rise, and the possibilities are endless.
It’s not only possible to confront young audiences with the full range of human emotions—it’s imperative.
In 2014, the paper stopped reviewing theatre for young audiences, but local companies aren’t taking it lying down.
Theatrical Revolutions, Children’s Theatre, and festivals abound in this month’s News in Brief.