2019 PYTA Awards: WINNERS

June 7, 2019


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


Youth Leadership Award winner: Mikayla Reynolds

Out & Allied Youth Theatre: Waterville, ME




"Mikayla is a natural leader. She has a unique gift to naturally empower youth to be active participants and leaders in their own right throughout the organizations, programs, and activities in which they choose to engage." - Nominator








Director of the Year: Theo Meacham

Company Q: Lexington, KY



"Theo always says yes when a young person needs an artistic outlet. When a young person needs a safe space to create something hard, Theo creates that space." - Nominator











Outstanding Company: About Face Youth Theatre

About Face Theatre: Chicago, IL





"AFT has been a national leader in the field addressing the lack of educational and artistic programming for LGBTQIA young people by offering a safe space and learning environment for youth that creates community and uses theatre as a means of activism and empowerment." - Nominator




CONGRATULATIONS to Mikayla, Theo, and About Face Youth Theatre!!!!

We will celebrate the award winners at the 2019 PYTA Conference, July 25th-28th, in Pittsburgh, PA. 


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






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