2018 PYTA Awards: WINNERS


We're excited to announce the 2018 winners of the PYTA Awards!!!!!

Youth Leadership Award winner: Grace Stolen

Proud Theater: Madison and Wausau, WI

"Grace is a powerhouse human being with an insatiable desire to make the world a better place." - Nominator

Director of the Year: Leelee Davis

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre: Toronto, Canada

"This years was the first year of the YOUTH LEADER INITIATIVE, initiated and designed by Leelee alongside the youth, which supported their intentions as the program lead to a move towards Youth Led Programming, with Leelee as a support and not a main attraction." - Nominator

Leelee also worked with Buddies Youth to start their own instagram

Outstanding New Company: Q&A

Playhouse on the Square: Memphis, TN

"Q&A has created four original productions and held over 50 workshops with various paid guest artists. Q&A has spent the last two years networking with other organizations in Memphis that they can collaborate with, and have been incredibly focused on ensuring that the troupe is as diverse as its city is, this has proven to be difficult but they are always mindful of this and striving for more diversity." - Nominator

CONGRATULATIONS to Grace, Leelee, and Q&A!!!!

We will celebrate the award winners at LOUD & QUEER: PYTA Conference Celebration during the 2018 PYTA Conference on Friday, July 27th in Boston, MA.

Remember to register for the conference so you don't miss it!


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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.