TYA Today Magazine

TYA Today is the premier publication focused exclusively on the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. Reporting on trends, current issues, and field news drawn from across the international landscape, TYA Today is committed to expanding and strengthening live performance for young people.

 
 

Investigation

05.15.19

Giving Voice to Young Audiences

by Courtney Blackwell

Nearly 10 years ago, I observed K–5 elementary students during and after Northwestern University’s production of How to Run with a Shell on Your Back as part of my Senior Honors Thesis. I focused on children’s reactions to the show and what questions they asked in the post-show talkback, as well as asked teachers to have students draw pictures of their favorite part of the show …

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