THANK YOU

 

for a wonderful conference!!!

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Workshop Proposals are now closed. 

an annual convening of leaders and practitioners from the

Queer Youth Theater field

2019 PYTA Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)

July
25-28

REGISTRATION

Registration is now closed

Scholarships applications are now closed.

Contact Us

Eziah Blake

PYTA Manager

eziah@

prideyouththeateralliance.org

Jo Troll

PYTA Administrator

pytaadmin@

prideyouththeateralliance.org 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 

Film Screening Thursday, July 25th

Celebration

Saturday, July 27th

See photos of the conference here

PROGRAM

2019 PYTA Conference Agenda At-A-Glance

 

 

See our 2019 Workshops

 

Read our community agreements.

CONFERENCE HOST: Dreams of Hope

Dreams of Hope was founded in 2003 to provide LGBTQA youth with a safe and welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders. Their strategy is to mentor young people with professional artists and educators, and, through creative and performing arts, empower them to address and overcome the issues so many LGBTQI youth face. They use the skills and strengths they develop, as well as artistic expression, to educate people, build awareness, and increase acceptance, while assuming leadership positions in their communities. Dreams of Hope operates three programs: a multi-disciplinary, theater arts program (theatriQ), a summer arts camp (Qamp), and a neighborhood open stage performing arts program (speaQ).

Learn more on their website

What is a conference host?

Each PYTA Conference is held in the city of one of our alliance members! 

CONFERENCE LOCATION: 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites

 

Pittsburgh Downtown

Pittsburgh, PA

Conference Map

 

MEET THE TEAM!

PYTA Advisory Board

Theo Meacham, Chair (Company Q)

Ali Hoefnagel, Vice-Chair (Dreams of Hope)
Benita Ramsey (Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance)
Deejay Gray (SPECTRUM/TheatreLab)
Donnie Williams (Proud Theater)
Grace Stolen (Proud Theater)
Jacob Demlow (Out Front Theatre)
Morgan Howard (SPECTRUM)
Sisi Reid (Maryland)

Read their full bios here!

The Theater Offensive Staff

Evelyn Francis, Producing Co-Executive Director
Harold Steward, Producing Co-Executive Director
Nick Bazo, Associate Director of Programs
Matt Gelman, Associate Managing Director
Joseán Ortiz, Community Programs Manager
Julianna Quiroz, Programs Assistant
Rebecca Kelley, Executive Assistant to IAD
Sarah Vickery, Dev & Comm Coordinator
Susannah Atkinson, Dev & Comm Intern

Read their full bios here!

PYTA Staff & Contractors

Eziah Blake, PYTA Manager

Jo Troll, PYTA Administrator

Ross Quinn, PYTA Intern

Dreams of Hope Staff

Ali Hoefnagel, Artistic Program Director

Bekezela Mguni, Educational Program Director

David Warga, Office manager

Seth Rosenber, Executive Director

Read their full bios here!

 

Donors

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The Small Change Foundation

Conference Logo and Design by Rebecca Kelley

2018 Conference Photos by Jess Richardson

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

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.