On the Square: Theatre for Young Audiences Conference, April 27 – 29th

On April 27 – 29th, the NYU Forum on Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) convened, “Which Way TYA? New Directions for Theatre for Young Audiences,” a three-day conference that took a broad look at the past, present, and future of the field through the eyes of its artists, directors, writers, and audiences.

The conference offered presentations by an all star-cast of theatre luminaries, including Dr. Gerd Taube (Frankfurt, Germany), Dr. Manon van de Water (University of Wisconsin), Martin Drury (Irish Arts Council), Mary Rose Lloyd (New Victory, New York), Kim Peter Kovac (Kennedy Center, Washington DC), Peter C Brosius (CTC, Minneapolis), Roxanne Schroeder-Arce (U of Texas) and David Wood (London, England).

The event was curated by Tony Graham, visiting professor in in Steinhardt’s educational theatre program, and chair of the forum.  Read On Art and ‘Ought:’ An Interview with Educational Theatre Maverick Tony Graham.

(Photo credit:  The Little One and the Sea of Letters, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company.  Photo:  Leah Reddy.)