And the 2019 PYTA Awards are HERE! Nominate your local PYTA Member!

Yep, you read that right. Third year's the charm!

we've got the:

PRIDE YOUTH THEATER ALLIANCE AWARDS! And we want YOU to join in on the nomination process!

Know of a rad local program or organization defying the odds? Want to recognize an amazing young person committed to social justice? How about someone sharing their artistic talent with community members? The purpose of the PYTA Award is to recognize and celebrate those who have demonstrated a commitment to PYTA's values in exceptional ways. The awards are presented in three categories to commend the variety of ways PYTA members enhance the field of Queer Youth Theater.

Award Categories

Youth Leadership Award ($1,000)

This award recognizes a young person (21 or younger) in the field of Queer Youth Theater for their outstanding commitment and contribution to art, justice and community.

Director of the Year ($2,000)

This award acknowledges and honors the outstanding artistic talent of a leader (not necessarily with the title of Director) in the field of Queer Youth Theater. (There is no age specification or restriction for this category).

Outstanding New Company ($2,500)

This award highlights a new company or program that is five (5) years old or less. The intention is to raise awareness of the work and company by celebrating its growth, challenges and successes. So that's where you come in! Take a few minutes to nominate a few folks to celebrate and honor! Do you yourself have to be a PYTA member? Nope! Each winner will be awarded a monetary gift and one full scholarship to the 2019 PYTA Conference, where we will celebrate them and award their plaque and check.

PYTA Annual Conference July 25th - 28th in Pittsburgh, PA

Nominate your local PYTA member here!

Nominations are due by: Tuesday, May 8th And pssst....members, you can nominate yourself! For more information, please contact PYTA Administrator, Jo Troll:

#PYTAAwards #nomination

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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.