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JUNE NEWSLETTER 2013

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JUNE 2012 NEWSLETTER Photo courtesy of Eckerd Theatre Company, Aesop's Fable view this as a webpage

I am extremely honored to take on the role of TYA/USA Board President. It is an incredible opportunity to work with the membership to champion and support our field and the young people we serve. During the last two years TYA/USA has experienced amazing forward momentum. Almost every part of the organization has been touched by efforts to apply our imaginations and reinvent what is possible. Looking ahead I see many more opportunities to strengthen our programs, to make resources available for our members and to drive the organization to the next level.

Karen Sharp, President TYA/USA

Great work is already in progress including a redesigned Marquee, Professional Development Webinars, and we are already counting down the days to the May 2013 One Theatre World convening at Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare, with the theme of IGNITE: Creativity… Connection…Collaboration.

In the midst of all the work that has been accomplished and all the possibilities that lay ahead, I want to thank each of you for your contributions to the field and invite you to please contact me with your ideas, comments and suggestions. Together we will do our best work. Cheers, Karen Sharp Education Director, Seattle Children's Theatre President, TYA/USA

REACH YOUR TYA AUDIENCE WITH TYA TODAY Interested in advertising in our fall issue? Fall advertising space reservation deadline is July 1, 2012 Follow this link for advertising information,

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Also, enjoy our digital edition! Follow this link to check out the digital edition of TYA TODAY. Now you can share or post your favorite articles in TYA TODAY.

MARQUEE 2012-2013 Sponsorship deadline July 1 What is Marquee? Marquee is an annual publication listing each member theater’s season, booking information and key staff. Marquee also includes a comprehensive list of individual members. Who Receives Marquee? Marquee is available to members of TYA/USA and for use at all TYA Theatres across the country. It is also used as an educational tool in library and universities. It is used as a constant source to research key staff, season theatre selection, season touring information and institutional profiles on the leading TYA theatres across the country. Marquee is also sent and made available for international festivals. How can I promote my business or organization? Receive a comprehensive advertising and promotion package and get maximum exposure as a sponsor of MARQUEE 2012-2013. Interested in sponsorship? Follow this link to read more. To reserve your space in TYA TODAY and to sponsor Marquee contact Chris Peak cpeak@tyausa.org

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Kathleen Anderson Culebro, Artistic Director, Amphibian Stage Productions, Ft. Worth, TX What was the first TYA play that you remember seeing? My first live theater experience was Pippin on Broadway with the original cast: Ben Vereen, Jill Clayburgh, Irene Ryan. It changed my life.

Biggest career mentors? Biggest career mentors in terms of our outreach work with kids are Laura Anderson Barbata and The Brooklyn Jumbies. I saw their work with kids and saw how they were having such a tremendous impact on kids’ lives by showing them a skill that raises their self-esteem, gets them moving, and teaches them about other cultures. Kathleen Anderson Culebro,Artistic Director, Amphibian Stage Productions, Ft. Worth, TX, Photo by Adrianne Porcelli.

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What upcoming projects are you most excited about? I’m excited that we are going to have our own building soon and kids can drop by and practice their stilting with us!

How do you interact with TYA/USA? We are new members and excited to learn how to better nurture the future artists and audiences. Fourth and fifth-graders from D. McRae Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas perform in Tad-Poles Walk Tall! at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in November 2011. Photo by Gregory IbaĂąez.

CHECK OUT AMPHIBIAN PRODUCTIONS AMAZING WORK IN THIS VIDEO CLIP

NEWS DRAMATIC CHANGE PRE-CONFERENCE In a first-ever joint collaboration, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and Theatre for Young Audiences USA have come together to create DRAMATIC CHANGE: An Anti-Bullying Initiative. We believe that we as theatre artists, scholars and educators are uniquely well-positioned to make a difference in the landscape of bullying. We know that theatre and its techniques allow participants the opportunity to explore, challenge and examine social issues and topics through a fictional fourth-wall, but with a real look at the life changing consequences. With our national communities of playwrights, producing theatre companies, teaching artists, researchers, classroom teachers and drama specialists, our mandate is to tackle the epidemic of bullying in all its complexity, in ways that only the theatre arts can. This pre-conference will go in-depth, exploring performances, interactive applied theatre models, lesson plans, and media resources to raise the awareness needed to empower our youth to make changes toward reaching a more civil society that celebrates our differences rather than exploiting them. The day-long event will feature interactive workshops from highly respected theatre programs from around the country allowing participants access to the best anti-bullying

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JUNE NEWSLETTER 2013 theatre work available. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AATE CONFERENCE FOLLOW THIS LINK

PROPOSE A WORKSHOP OR SESSION FOR ONE THEATRE WORLD 2013 IN CLEVELAND, OH TYA/USA invites proposals for sessions to be presented at One Theatre World in May of 2013. The conference committee seeks participatory sessions that provide high-quality learning experiences for professionals working in theatre for young audiences. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2012. Up to ten (10) sessions will be presented at the conference. Finalists will be notified in early September, and may be asked to provide additional information to the conference committee. Final selections will be made by November 15, 2012. Presenters will be responsible for their own conference registration, travel, and all related expenses. Presenters will be listed online in advance of One Theatre World on the festival website and will be included in the festival program. To submit your proposal follow this link and click workshop proposal form.

TYA/USA SEEKS MEMBERSHIP INTERN TYA/USA is seeking a summer intern to work on membership drives, promotions and marketing. A stipend or credit is provided. For more information on the MEMBERSHIP intern, please email Executive Director Chris Peak at cpeak@tyausa.org. You do not need to be located in Chicago for this internship.

SUPPORT TYA/USA MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO TYA/USA AND HELP SUPPORT OUR VARIOUS PROGRAMS. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TODAY.

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