The fourth annual PYTA Conference was held at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, which operats the Youth Aware Educational Theatre program, which presents theatre performances to educate youth and guide them on challenging issues in order to expose them to new ideas and assist them in making choices which will positively impact their lives and those around them.


August 1-4
San Francisco, CA
Hosted by
YouthAware Educational Theatre

YouthAware Out & United (Y.O.U.) is a new Queer Youth Theater program based at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. We use “queer” as an umbrella term that refers to anyone who identifies as “outside the norm” in terms of sexual identity, political views, gender expression, etc. Y.O.U. offers a safe space for LGBTQI youth and their allies ages 14-20 to develop their unique voice through theater, and to learn from new peer perspectives that they might not experience in their own school or home life. Y.O.U. Teaching Artists work with participants to devise scenes, monologues, poems, songs, or movement based on the real experiences of queer youth at school, with their family, and in their community.




Pride Youth Theater Alliance

c/o The Theater Offensive

565 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116


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The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is fiscally sponsored by The Theater Offensive in Boston, MA whose mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

The Pride Youth Theater Alliance is generously supported by the Mukti Fund, a small private foundation established in 1983 to support cultural heritage, environmental projects, and Queer Youth Theater.