Join us in California May 3-6, 2017!


Submit to One Theatre World!

Welcome to the One Theatre World 2017 website! This site is packed with everything you need to know about our upcoming celebration. Keep an eye on this news blog for new additions to the people, places, and programs that will make our time in California spectacular.

YOU can be a part of things in a special way by submitting your Breakout Session Proposal, Song Slam Entry, and Intern Application!



Breakout Sessions

TYA/USA invites proposals for sessions to be conducted at One Theatre World in Berkeley, CA/Bay Area May 3-6, 2017. The conference committee seeks participatory, experiential workshops that provide high-quality learning experiences to further the national conversation for professionals working in theatre for young audiences. Focus on how you are innovating or activating work and connect it to our whole industry. Each session should be about 90 minutes in length.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 31, 2016.


Song Slam

TYA/USA invites song submissions to perform in our first ever TYA composers and lyricist “Song Slam” at One Theatre World May 3-6th, 2017. The conference committee seeks composers and lyricists who will perform an original song from or for an upcoming TYA work not to exceed 5 minutes in length. Each team is responsible for rehearsing their own performance, and may invite other artists to perform with them. Teams may submit multiple songs for consideration.

The deadline to apply is August 31, 2016.



Currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students are eligible to apply and will be chosen from a nationally competitive selection process to serve as Colleen Toohey Porter Apprentices for ONE THEATRE WORLD 2017. The Apprentice Program is named in remembrance and celebration of Colleen Toohey Porter, former Theatre for Young Audiences/USA Board Member and Vice President of Community Engagement & Education at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland, Ohio. Colleen was a strong believer in supporting new voices in the field of Performances for Young Audiences.

Apprentices will work alongside the Theatre for Young Audiences/USA board and staff to produce this dynamic gathering. Depending on the Apprentice’s qualifications and interests, duties will include assisting with conference sessions and festival shows, local logistics, staffing the information table and registration desk, and providing general administrative support. Apprentices will be fully integrated into the event as participants. Apprentices must possess maturity, outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills, great attention to detail, and demonstrate a commitment to the field of theatre for young audiences.

Completed forms and accompanying application materials must be received by November 11, 2016.

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