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TYA/USA Pre-Conference
TYA/USA Pre-Conference Schedule

8:30 - 9:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

(Arts Bank, 601 South Broad Street)


Territory Welcome / Welcome from IPAY and TYA/USA (Boomer Stacey and Jonathan Shmidt Chapman) 


Keynote Presentation: The Traveling Artist and the Meaning of Home: a conversation with Sonja Parks (US), Sam Routledge (AU) and Erik Kaiel (Netherlands) 


Two Worlds, One Home: Presenting and Producing TYA Moderated by David Kilpatrick, Kennedy Center (US)


Michael Bobbitt, Adventure Theatre MTC (US)

Mary Rose Lloyd, New Victory Theater (US)

Dayna Martinez, Ordway Performing Arts Center (US)

Kaye Weeks, Windmill Theatre Co. (AU)

Christopher Moses, Alliance Theatre (AU)

Bridgette Van Leuven, Sydney Opera House (AU) 

Crash Course in International TYA Landscape:
Led by Tony Reekie (UK) and Wendy Bable (US) 


Lunch on Your Own


Known Titles vs. New Content: The Art and the Business of TYA


Andrew Frank, New York City Children’s Theater (US)

Spring Karlo, Holden & Arts (US)

Ross McHenry, Windmill Theatre Co. (AU)

Eva Di Cesare, Monkey Baa (AU) 

Immersive and 360 Design 

Moderated by Edie Demas, Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)

Drew Petersen, Trusty Sidekick (US)
Paul Brewster, Trusty Sidekick (US)

Andy Packer, Slingsby (AU)

David Clarkson, Stalker Theatre (AU) 

Artist Masterclass: The Theatre-Making Power of Whimsy

The PaperBoats Dave Brown (AU) and Megan Alrutz (USA) 


Audience Engagement Strategies in Performing Arts for Young Audiences Moderated by Jennifer Luck, Paramount Academy for the Arts


Lindsey Buller Maliekel, New Victory Theater (US)

Forrina Chen, ASK (CN)

Bridgette Van Leuvan, SOH (AU) 

Creating and Producing Theatre for the Very Young

Moderated by Edie Demas, Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)

Lauren Jost, Spellbound (US)

Sarah Lockwood, Drop Bear Theatre (AU)

Christoper Moses, Alliance (US)

 Rhona Matheson, Starcatchers (UK) 

Artist Masterclass: Devising Theatre for Young Audiences

Packer - Slingsby (AU) 


Reflection and Social Mixer

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12/22/2017 » 1/1/2018
IPAY Office Closed

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