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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!

Workshop Proposals

 The deadline to apply for workshops is now closed. Check out our schedule on HopIn for more information on the Conference! 

bit.ly/PYTA2021Register 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

EARLY REGISTRATION: Sept. 20th

Last day to register:
Sept. 30th

CONTACT US

Conference Coordinator,
Shay Li

mxshayli@gmail.com

PYTA Board 
hello@
prideyouththeateralliance.org

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PYTA has a new store:

First 50 people to register by September 20th will also receive a discount code!

Check it out here:
 
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Check out our 2019 Conference below!

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2019 Reflections

"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 
Shay Li 
Donnie Williams 
Eziah Blake 

Nikki Menez

Chad Parsons

Vic Quintanar, 

Randi Small

Sullivan O'Keefe

Read their full bios here!

PYTA Conference Organizers 

Shay Li, Conference Coordinator

Theo Meachem, Assistant Coordinator

Vic Quintanar, Assistant Coordinator

Conference Logo and Design by Rebecca Kelley

Website designed by Shay Li


2019 Conference Photos by PYTA members