Hear Them Roar!: SPARK Pre-Conference in Partnership with IPAY
A one-day symposium exploring how the youth voice takes center stage across the world and in our work.
Join IPAY and TYA/USA for a full-day symposium activating artists, producers, presenters, agents, educators, leaders, and most importantly, young people, in dialogue with one another. International thought leaders will offer sessions alongside cultural organizers, change makers, and young people from Philadelphia. Keynotes, panel discussions, and participatory workshops will focus on youth-led movements, centering youth voices in our work, and the young person’s critical role in arts and culture.
Presented in partnership with
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Philadelphia, PA
(Directly preceding the International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase January 22-26, 2020).
Cost: $100 TYA/USA Members / $125 Non-Members
Cry Havoc Theater Company
Cry Havoc Theater Company was founded in Dallas, TX in 2014 by Mara Richards Bim. Cry Havoc Theater Company’s body of work includes ten productions (nine of which are devised new works). Upcoming and recent original productions include: 20/20 Vision (upcoming January 2020) about the way technology mediates all human interaction; Endlings (upcoming July 2020) a documentary/verbatim piece on climate change and climate grief; Crossing the Line (2019) a documentary/verbatim piece on the crisis at the U.S./Mexico border; Babel (2018) a documentary/verbatim piece about guns and gun violence in America; The Great American Sideshow (2017) a political allegory about the Trump administration; and Shots Fired (2017) a documentary/verbatim piece about the Dallas police shootings.
In 2019, Cry Havoc was named “Best Thing to Happen to Local Theater” by DMagazine and the company received three D-FW Theater Critics Forum Awards for their production of Crossing the Line including Best New Play or Musical, Best Performance by an Ensemble, and Best Directors (Mara Richards Bim and Tim Johnson). In 2018, Cry Havoc’s production of Babel received two Forum Awards including best new play. In 2018, the company was awarded the National Theatre for Young Audiences/USA’s Community Impact Award, presented at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices Festival.