TYA Today is a nationally and internationally respected magazine for the field of theatre for young people published by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA. Launched in 1985, the print edition is currently published semi-annually. TYA Today offers insightful articles about current issues affecting theatre professionals, plus editorials, book reviews, and more.
TYA Today Online was launched in 2007 as The Next Blog in conjunction with the ASSITEJ Next Generation Program in the months leading up to the 16th World Congress of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences in Adelaide, Australia in 2008. Ernie Nolan served the first Managing Editor. In the years following,. the site continued to be a vital forum for articles, advice, and networking, igniting interesting and provocative conversations on what is now AND next.
In 2013, the editors re-branded the site as The TYA Blog and created a new format for exploring topics. Every other month started with a post about a hot topic in professional theatre for young audiences to ignite conversation: topics that make us think and ponder; that are inspiring and challenging; that make us scream and shout. Then smart, provocative, and amazing theatre professionals in our organization were invited to join the conversation.
In the winter of 2017, the site re-launched as TYA Today Online to solidify its relationship with the print magazine. The site continues the topics explored over the years while also expanding and exploring themes and issues covered in TYA Today and more--and in a more professional and welcoming atmosphere. We hope that the new site opens conversations up to an even broader audience of members and readers with the hope of expanding our collective understanding of these timely and meaningful topics.