Join us in California May 3-6, 2017!

Program

A complete list of One Theatre World programming, including performances, breakout sessions, and special events. Subject to change.

One Theatre World 2017 will take place starting the evening of Wednesday May 3 and ending the afternoon of Saturday May 6, 2017 in various locations in San Fransisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, California.

Full Program

This program lists ALL One Theatre World 2017 Events (More to Come; Subject to Change.)
Day 1
03 May 2017

Registration

One Theatre World attendees may pick up their registration materials at the Berkeley City Club between 3:00 and 5:30 PM. Buses to Oakland Children’s Fairyland will load between 5:15 and...
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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

Late Registration & Welcome

There will be an opportunity for late registration at Freight & Salvage Thursday morning. Opening remarks will precede the first group of Breakout Sessions. Freight & Salvage is located at...
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Nina Meehan

Morning Connection

Coffee and pastries with an opportunity to gather with your affinity groups.

Vendor Time

Our sponsors and vendors will be active at this time and attendees are welcome to visit!

UTOPIA: Integrating Racial Diversity Into Your Programs

Description This session will define terms and build a foundation for diversifying your programs and art at your organizations using interactive theatrical skill building exercises – interspersed with lecture. Attendees...
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Anita Menon
Sarah Jane Hardy
Helen Daltoso
Michael J. Bobbitt

Creating Quality

A session focusing on quality Theater for Young Audiences. Taking a cue from other ASSITEJ center countries (Denmark’s Keynotes on the Seven Criteria for Quality and Scotland’s Artistic Evaluation) we...
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Mary Rose Lloyd
Lindsey Buller Maliekel

All the World’s a Stage: Growing Theatre at Your Local Garden

Description Interested in an innovative way to connect your theater with a local cultural institution? Join representatives from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the U.S....
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Susan Pell
Drew Peterson
Harry Poster
David Kilpatrick

Collaboration: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Description After collaborating with each other, and other writers and composers for 30 years, we have some hard-learned lessons to share. We are also sure that other playwright/composer teams, Theatre/composer...
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Jahnna Beecham
Malcolm Hillgartner

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

Coffee Break

You will have time between the first round of Breakouts and the next performance to have a coffee and catch up with friends and colleagues.

Fly Guy, The Musical

Based on the books by Tedd Arnold; Book, music, and lyrics by Austin Zumbro; Directed by Nina Meehan; Buzz has the most unusual pet – a fly named Fly Guy!...
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Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Oregon Children’s Theatre

Chinese Banquet Lunch

11:45 AM – Buses Depart from BACT Complex at Berkeley Central. 12:30-1:30 PM – Chinese Banquet Lunch at Hong Kong East Ocean. 1:30 PM – Buses Depart for Strand Theater...
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TYA/USA Membership Meeting

Part of our day at the Strand Theater, San Francisco. Theatre for Young Audiences/USA Board President Andrew Frank and others will update attendees on all things TYA/USA. We will also...
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Keynote and Q&A with Sonia Manzano

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. The keynote presentation by Sonia...
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Sonia Manzano

Coffee Break

Time to have a coffee and catch up with friends and colleagues.

Brad Erickson Talks Arts Funding

Part of our programming at The Strand Theater (San Francisco Day). Brad Erickson, the California Representative for Americans for the Arts will be at One Theatre World 2017 to give...
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Brad Erickson

CTFA Medallion Awards

The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America will be presenting their 2017 Orlin Corey Medallion Awards as part of our San Francisco Day Festivities. Brian Guehring For his accomplishments as a...
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Coffee Break

Time to have a coffee and catch up with friends and colleagues.

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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Youth Speaks Performance

Three teen performers from Youth Speaks will share their slam poetry. Buses Back to Berkeley depart following the performance.   Event Sponsor:
Youth Speaks
Day 3
05 May 2017

Morning Connection

Coffee and pastries with an opportunity to gather with your affinity groups.

Vendor Time

Our sponsors and vendors will be active at this time and attendees are welcome to visit!

Reimagining Audience Data in the TYA World

Description Think robust TYA audience research is beyond your reach? Think again. Find out how leading TYA companies across the country are collecting and using audience data to better understand...
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Sean Fenton

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 – Friday

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

The Creation of A Palette of Possibility

Description Red painted play. Blue painted water. And yellow painted light. So begins the story of the play Palette of Possibility, a theatre-based adventure that embraces best practices for creative...
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Gretta Berghammer
Fran Sillau
Brian Guehring
Matthew Gutschick

Education Director Roundtable

Description Join fellow educators from around the country to discuss and share best practices for managing education programs as part of the TYA community. Topics will include programming for scalability,...
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Rebecca Posamentier

TYA Townhall

Description What does the field of Theater for Young Audiences look like in 2036? And how could TYA/USA help facilitate that vision? A townhall discussion.
Andrew Frank

Analyzing Our Process, Informing Our Process

Description How can the TYA development process enhance the experiences of the creative participants, audience, and larger community? How does this process inform not only a script and play for...
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Charisse Loriaux
Brendan Simon
Johnathan Williams
Marilet Martinez

Adorable & Durable: Innovative TVY Built to Travel

Description A toddler show that incorporates contemporary Mexican Folk Art? A found object puppet ocean, complete with plastic spoon coral and gas-can anglerfish? Teller Productions approaches TVY works to be...
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Scottie Rowell

Youth Theatre and Activism

Description This participatory workshop is called Youth Theatre and Activism. A workshop designed to help youth search for and find their voice to express the change they want to see...
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Dexter Singleton

Putting the Young People Back into the Forefront For Your Next Student Musical

Taught by the team from iTheatrics, the leading authority on music theatre education, this interactive workshop will teach participants new techniques to ensure that their next musical is student centered...
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Tim McDonald
Marty Johnson

Lunch Break – Vendor Lunch Day!

Attendees are encouraged to grab a bite to eat from a local Berkeley eatery and then bring it back to the Freight and Salvage Lobby to visit our vendors.

Puppetry: Demystified

Description Have you wanted to integrate puppets into a production but you’ve been too intimidated by the building process? Join puppetry expert Johanna Smith to explore the magic of puppetry...
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Johanna Smith

Preparing for New Partnerships Through Building Proficiencies Outside of Theatre

Description As theatre practitioners, we acknowledge the change and growth in our local communities and recognize the need for our programming and productions to better serve our diverse communities.  Building...
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Jennifer Adams
Julie Magnasco

Don’t Forget the PAC: Activating New TYA Audiences Through Presenting

Description TYA/USA provides advocacy and resources in order to strengthen and diversify the field of theatre for young audiences. With that said, some of the most devoted advocates for TYA...
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Ray Gargano
Jennifer Hartmann Luck

Public Relations 101 – Engaging with Journalists to Earn Media Coverage for your Theatre or Performance

Description: In today’s media climate, it is imperative that the arts do not take a back seat. Learn how to reach the journalists, critics and influencers who can get the word out...
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Fiona Lee
Lily Janiak
Amanda Carroll
Julie Richter

Song Slam

This special event will feature TYA songs under development or recently premiered at theatres around the county, with introductions and performances by the creative artists.   Artists will include: Jenny...
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Joan Cushing
Cory Cullinan
John L. Cornelius, II
Austin Zumbro
Michael Gruber
Jeannine Coulombe
Todd Hulet
Jenny Millinger
Jahnna Beecham
Malcolm Hillgartner
Jennifer Hartmann Luck
Min Kahng
Matthew Pierce
Janet Stanford
Michael J. Bobbitt
Deborah Wicks LaPuma

Judy Moody Sneak Peak

More information TBA.

Dinner Break

Explore Downtown Berkeley before the show!

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

Morning Connection

Coffee and pastries with an opportunity to gather with your affinity groups.

Red Ladder Theatre Company Master Class – Saturday

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

The Lizard and El Sol – Group A

Directed by Rosemary Newcott An interactive adventure based on a famous Mexican folktale about a time when El Sol, (the Sun), disappeared from the sky. Young ones and their caregivers...
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Alliance Theatre

Princess Tamar Rescues Nazar the Brave – Group B

Written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian Performed by Sarah Al Kassab & Jeremy Vik Bringing Armenian legends and traditions to life, this new work will feature two of the most...
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Golden Thread Fairytale Players

The Lizard and El Sol – Group B

An interactive adventure based on a famous Mexican folktale about a time when El Sol, (the Sun), disappeared from the sky. Young ones and their caregivers will help the tenacious...
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Alliance Theatre

Princess Tamar Rescues Nazar the Brave – Group A

Written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian Performed by Sarah Al Kassab & Jeremy Vik Bringing Armenian legends and traditions to life, this new work will feature two of the most...
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Golden Thread Fairytale Players

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.   Event Sponsor:
Tim Federle

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks from conference organizers. Thank you for being a part of One Theatre World 2017!
Nina Meehan