Join us in California May 3-6, 2017!
Your OTW 2017 Keynote Speaker
"Maria" on Sesame Street
Sonia Manzano


Tim Federle
Book Writer: Tuck Everlasting
OTW 2017 Special Event
With Performances By...
And More!
Early Bird Registration Begins
December 1, 2016
TYA/USA Members Only
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Welcome to the One Theatre World 2017 website! We’ve recently updated our People, Places, and Events. Still more to come. We are still taking applications for our team of OTW Interns. Please contact us with any questions!

About One Theatre World

One Theatre World is the most significant gathering of theatre for young audiences professionals in North America presented by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, featuring performances, juried breakout sessions (workshops and discussions), master classes, a keynote address, special events, and  networking opportunities. Join us in California and be a part of OTW history, which includes events in Chicago (2015), Cleveland (2013), Seattle (2011), Minneapolis (2007), Philadelphia (2003), Washington, DC (2000) and more….

Learn More About One Theatre World

Early Bird Registration Begins December 1, 2016 – TYA/USA Members Only


Berkeley Repertory Theatre & Other Locations Throughout the Bay Area

Countdown to One Theatre World 2017 Kickoff!

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Sonia Manzano

Keynote Speaker

Tim Federle

Guest Artist


One Theatre World 2017 runs May 3-6, and will feature these exciting programs and more.
Day 1
03 May 2017

OTW Opening Party & AXIS Dance Performance

SPECIAL EVENT & PERFORMANCE – One Theatre World 2017 will kick off at 6:00 PM Wednesday evening. We’ll be taking a trip to Children’s Fairyland in Oakland for food and...
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AXIS Dance Company
Day 2
04 May 2017

Young Playwrights for Change Reading

As part of our San Francisco Day at the Strand Theatre, we will present a reading of the winning play from Year 4 of the national Young Playwrights for Change...
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Keynote Address

The One Theatre World 2017 Keynote Address will feature Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street fame. This event will be part of our San Francisco Day. Exact time, location, and other...
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Sonia Manzano
Day 3
05 May 2017

In Conversation With Tim Federle

A conversation with Broadway’s Tim Federle (TUCK EVERLASTING, BILLY ELLIOT) about his writing, his theatre, and his musings on TYA and why it’s important.
Tim Federle

San Francisco Mime Troupe Master Class

Master Class Description In this master workshop, company members will take participants through the basic skill and physical training required to play in the larger-than-life style that drives our style...
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San Francisco Mime Troupe

Red Ladder Theatre Company Master Class

Join the Red Ladder Theatre Company, the Bay Area’s nationally-recognized, award-winning social justice theatre company for three hours of exciting, energetic, active (and interactive) creative expression.  These hands-on, participatory workshops...
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Red Ladder Theatre Company

Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching and Working with Diverse Students

Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching and Working with Diverse Students With the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity, AXIS Dance Company, a pioneer of integrating dancers with and without...
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AXIS Dance Company

Song Slam

This special event will feature TYA composers! More info TBA.
Deborah Wicks LaPuma

Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding Book by Sabrina Dhawan Music by Vishal Bhardwaj Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead Directed by Mira Nair World premiere You’re invited to the wedding of the season! Award-winning film...
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Berkeley Rep
Day 4
06 May 2017

Intrinsic Impact with Sean Fenton

Sean Fenton will present a vibrant and exciting look into the research that Wolf Brown has been doing on the Intrinsic Impact of the work we do on the TYA...
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Sean Fenton

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