2024 TYA/USA National Festival & Conference

The 2024 TYA/USA National Festival & Conference will take place from Wednesday March 13th to Friday March 15th, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hosted by the Alliance Theatre, the TYA/USA 2024 Festival & Conference will invite theatremakers from across the country to gather for artistic exchange, dialogue, and framing for the future that will motivate us to action.

In this unprecedented and challenging moment in our industry, the 2024 TYA/USA Festival and Conference centers around the theme of POSSIBILITY, as we highlight innovation and creativity in artistic practice, model the expansive opportunities of cross-cultural partnerships across sectors, uplift youth voice, and empower our attendees as changemakers in their communities.

The Festival will showcase a diverse range of 10 live performances, staged readings, and concerts, presented in conjunction with the Woodruff Art Center’s “Toddler Takeover”. Through a mix of keynote conversations, breakout sessions, and affinity group discussions, attendees will engage in dialogue and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world.


2024 TYA/USA Festival & Conference COVID-19 Policies

As of November 2023, at the 2024 TYA/USA Festival & Conference masking is welcome, but not required. Proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID test will not be required.

The Alliance has in place the following safety measures:

  • Air Circulation – The Alliance has replaced all HVAC units with HVAC ionization systems, which provide a 99.4% reduction of COVID-19 within 30 minutes. HVAC ionization is more effective than other air-cleaning methods and helps kill other types of viruses, such as the flu, and air pollutants.
  • Sanitizing – There will be enhanced and frequent cleaning of high-traffic surfaces, as well as more hand sanitizing stations across the campus

Please note that these policies are subject to changes and/or additions as we continue to observe the evolution of COVID-19. Please reach out to info@tyausa.org with any questions regarding our COVID policies.


Photo Credits: 1. Featuring Mathias Brinda & Company in Children’s Theatre Company’s “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress”. Photo by Glen Stubbe; 2. Featuring Julissa Sabino Hobbs in Alliance Theatre’s “All Smiles”. Photo by Casey Ford. 3. Featuring Tramaine Jones,  Matt Baum, & Jenna Jackson Morris in Alliance Theatre’s “Oodles of Doodles”. Photo by Casey Ford.  

Our 2024 Sponsors

We thank our generous sponsors for their support of the 2024 National TYA/USA Festival & Conference.

Access for All Supporters
• Harry Poster • Theatre SilCo • Dwayne Hartford • Allison Mui Mitchell • Rives Collins • Brian Guehring •
• Amie & Ron Brockway • Paul Brewster McGinley • Gayle Sergel Brown • Marilee H Miller • Alicia Fuss • Todd Hulet •
• Jess Kaufman • Daniel Hahn • Andrea Palma • Andrew Duff • Sammy Lopez • Ana Romes • Deborah Wicks La Puma •
• Melissa Charles • Eric Johnson • Sigrid Gilmer • Cathy Archer • Karoline Myers • CCAE Theatricals, Inc. •
• Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts • Candace Lilford • Amy Kirkland • Susan Gurman • Mark Valdez • Kathryn Stahl •
• Jenny Hersch • Linda Hartzell •

TYA/USA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Interested in sponsoring the 2024 National TYA/USA Festival & Conference? Learn more here.