Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term TYA (theatre for young audiences).
On TYA’s official page, we define the term as “theater performed in the presence of young people,” though one of the adorable kids interviewed in the video has a more evocative way of putting it: “lots of funny, serious, mad and sad stuff.” But now we want to know what the term TYA means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us.
– Have you ever been to a TYA production? Was there a child in your party or did you just want to see the show yourself?
– When you hear a show described as TYA, do you automatically assume it’s not aimed at you as an adult? Will you rethink that moving forward?
– If you have seen TYA shows, name some of your favorites!
If you’d like to make a video of your own about the term TYA, then we’d love to hear from you! Just email us through our contact page. Tell us about yourself and why you want to make a video. We’ll be in touch ASAP and give you details on how to add your video to the Theatre Dictionary!
Mark Blankenship, Theatre Dictionary editor