TYA/USA Professional Development Webinar: Diversity and TYA – Action Steps for a Bright Future

The TYA community has a responsibility to help grow the next generation of theatre patrons and artists by introducing young people across the country to the joy of live theatre. But, whose stories are we telling? Who are we representing on our stages? Who is sitting in our audiences? It is time to take a hard look at all of our processes—casting, season selection, marketing—and assess if we are going the extra step to reach out to diverse actors, storytellers, playwrights, and patrons. This webinar will be an interactive discussion on best practices for telling diverse stories on our stages and reaching diverse audiences. We will be looking at the topic of diversity from an artistic, educational, and business perspective.

Featuring Sean Fenton, Damon Chua, Jamil Jude,Jacqueline E. Lawton, Michael J. Bobbitt, and Nina Meehan