2019 PYTA Awards: WINNERS

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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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.