The honors, for excellence in theatre for young audiences, will go to Stan Foote, Rosemary Newcott, Chicago Children’s Theatre, and Courtney J. Boddie.
Young-audience theatremakers will convene at the Alliance Theatre for a conference and performances from around the world.
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.
The biannual event, which took place in the Bay Area May 3-6, focused on issues of diversity and education.
The organization supports more than 100 TYA companies and aims to make their work more relevant to the field at large.