TYA/USA Virtual Conference 2021 – Reimagine: New Plays in TYA

The 2021 TYA/USA Virtual Festival & Conference is adapting and changing to respond to the needs of our national TYA community. Spread out over the course of the year, TYA/USA will offer four themed conference opportunities that bring the field together virtually as we move from recovery to reopening.


In October 2020 as a response to field-wide reckoning with racial injustice and inequities in the industry compounded by the COVID crisis, the ReImagine: New Plays in TYA program was launched. Aiming to support the development and visibility of new works for young audiences by BIPOC playwrights in an artist-centered process, the ReImagine Advisory Council selected an inaugural cohort of eight grantee playwrights and matched them with host theatres for workshops. Through three webinar sessions and a showcase of videos from the workshops, the REIMAGINE TYA series will offer insight into the first year of the program and provide space to collectively dream and discuss the future of new TYA development.


Our 2021 Virtual Festival & Conference Sponsors and ReImagine: New Plays in TYA Supporters

We thank our generous sponsors for their support of the 2021 TYA/USA Virtual Festival & Conference.

Elisabeth Cooper • Bob Evans • Teresa Fisher • Robyn Flatt • Alicia Fuss • Moses Goldberg • Brian Guehring • Cheryle Hansen • Dwayne Hartford • Min Kahng • Barry Kornhauser • J. Casey Lane • Patrick Lord • Gillian McNally • Kendra Norton Dando • Jordyn Prince • Kevin Quillinan • Megan Ann Rasmussen • Ana Romes • Roxanne Schroeder-Arce • Gayle Sergel Brown • Mary Hall Surface • Louisa Thompson • Suzan Zeder