What is Showcase?
"A community of people that care about the things that I care about."
– Laura Goodwin, Walton Arts Center
“[Showcase] means to me family, in many ways, and connection, and the opportunity to come each year and to be inspired and challenged by the work that I see and but most importantly by the people I meet.”
– Andy Packer, Slingsby Theatre Company
What is IPAY Showcase? Take a closer look below!
Video edited by Ben Grinberg, Philadelphia
Showcase is IPAY's annual conference, serving our international membership and promoting global dialogues within the youth arts sector at large. Featuring a rigorously selected roster of full length and excerpt performances for young audiences, Showcase highlights excellent professional performances from North America and around the world.
Showcase hosts Kindling, IPAY's developmental learning platform, along with professional networking opportunities, special events, and much more! Showcase is an annual community gathering of individuals and organizations dedicated to producing, presenting and promoting professional performing arts for young audiences.
Showcase is for presenters to see juried Showcase performances by outstanding international performing artists. A wide variety of performances are selected to highlight the many possibilities for young audiences.
Showcase is for artists to perform, exhibit, and develop their work for an audience of presenters who book shows specifically for young people and their families.
Showcase is for agents and managers who represent companies and artists that perform work for young people. Each day, Showcase features a dedicated resource room time that serves as a marketplace to discuss and book the work.
Showcase is for students to network with the premier professionals in the performing arts for youth field and to learn about important issues and initiatives in our professional development learning communities.
“We’re changing the world one kid at a time, by introducing them to the arts”
– Gary Gaydos, IPAY Founding Member
We hope you will join us January 21–25 for Showcase 2020 in our home city, Philadelphia, PA!