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TYA University Connect

TYA in Hawai‘i:
The Power of Storytelling

Hosted and Presented by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
in association with TYA/USA

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Hosted and Presented by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in association with TYA/USA

April 17-18, 2021

About TYA University Connect

Join TYA/USA for TYA University Connect, a new conference opportunity created by and for TYA university students nationwide. Inspired by the inaugural event hosted by University of Central Florida in collaboration with Orlando REP, this event will be hosted by a rotating group of University programs, curated and planned by the students themselves for learning, exchange, and connection with their peers across the country. It will also provide an opportunity for TYA students to connect with professionals working in the field of TYA through presentations and professional development.


TYA in Hawaiʻi: The Power of Storytelling

Hosted and Presented by University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in association with TYA/USA

Calling All TYA University Students and Faculty!

The TYA Graduate Students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in association with TYA/USA, host a conference exploring the different ways Hawaiʻi shares stories with their young audiences.  The workshops and inspiring keynote speeches also explore how to create space for BIPOC voices, and celebrate their many contributions to Hawaiʻi and the world of TYA. The conference features presentations and workshops from theatre creators in Hawaiʻi, including the creative minds behind Honolulu Theatre for Youth; UH Mānoa’s Hawaiian Theatre Program Director and creator Kumu Hailiʻōpua Baker; and past and present MFA graduate students of the TYA Program at UH Mānoa.