PYTA in High [re]Definition
2021 Pride Youth Theater Alliance VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Sept. 30th - Oct. 3rd, 2021
After taking a break in 2020 to reorganize and recuperate due to COVID, PYTA is excited to be hosting our conference virtually this year! The Conference is a weekend-long gathering for leaders in the Queer Youth Theater field – artists, activists, educators, directors, students, and community organizers – to share their work, experience, skills, and knowledge in collaborative, peer-led workshops and sessions. Its peer-led approach supports best practices in theater education, theater-making, youth leadership, queer advocacy, community organizing, and program development. Learn more about us from our PYTA Fact Sheet!
The deadline to apply for workshops is now closed. Check out our schedule on HopIn for more information on the Conference!
Check out our 2019 Conference below!
"The conference has definitely encouraged and inspired my work in Queer Youth Theater by helping me find new interests and encouraging creativity. I have never really liked workshops, but these PYTA workshops felt different. They were very fun, and I enjoyed all of the workshops I went to. All of the things I learned were interesting and I especially loved co-facilitating a workshop."
"This conference was unlike any other I have attended. Most of the time after a conference I come back with lots of great information but not a huge amount of meaningful connections. This conference not only provided wonderful information but left me feeling recharged and ready to come back and fight even harder for and WITH LGTBQ+ youth in our community. The way the conference was set up with opportunities for engagement with other attendees and facilitators was wonderful."
"Every year I come in excited for the events planned at the conference, but each time something or someone else will end up catching my attention and teaching me something new. This year I was very grateful for the affinity group meetings with other POC as well as the opportunity to go out as a group to celebrate our time together."
MEET THE TEAM!
PYTA Advisory Board
Theo Meacham, Chair
Ali Hoefnagel, Vice-Chair
PYTA Conference Organizers
Shay Li, Conference Coordinator
Theo Meachem, Assistant Coordinator
Vic Quintanar, Assistant Coordinator