IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth

An announcement from Boomer Stacey, IPAY Executive Director

Stalker Theatre, Spotlight Artist
Monkey Baa Theatre, Showcase Artist
Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Spotlight Artist

Dear IPAY Community,

We're very excited that TYA-USA and IPAY have joined forces to present a day-long pre-conference Spark Sessions program on January 23, 2018 featuring eight Australian companies in the field of performing arts for young audiences. With the generous support of the Australia Council for the Arts and Embassy of Australia, there will be keynote presentations, panel discussions, master classes all around the topic of fostering global exchange.  Thought leaders from Australia will be joined by leaders from the UK, China and the United States. 

This pre-conference day builds upon the work that IPAY has championed for 40 years, and we're delighted to partner with TYA/USA to bring together the largest representation of the field possible for in-depth conversation. We look forward to seeing what collaborations may come from this gathering.

- Boomer Stacey, IPAY Executive Director

Early Bird Discount on Registration and Exhibit Booths ends at 11:59pm EST on Friday November 17th! Make sure to register now.

As our 40th Anniversary Showcase approaches, now is also the perfect the time to become an IPAY Member!

If you are not currently an IPAY member, consider joining this year. Members may take advantage of these great benefits:
  • The opportunity to contribute to the ongoing effort to bring the world's most excellent performing artists and productions to young audience in North America 
  • Substantial discounts to IPAY's Annual Showcase and Artist Showcase Application Fees
  • Access to member contact lists, festival calendars and other current information relevant to the field.
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Showcase Artist: Brush Theatre


Country: Republic of Korea 
Age Range: 2+
Contact: Kil Jun Lee, CEO/producer
Phone: 82-2-6406-8324 
Yao is a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad. But every morning Daddy has to dress up in his suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work. YAO YAO is a playful blend of reality and imagination using magical screen art technology and live music. Yao, unhappy with Daddy's departure grabs his overcoat and accidentally pulls a thread that leads to the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery. Join YAO on her ingenious journey to find out what's waiting for her at the end of the thread.

Showcase Artist: Trusty Sidekick 
Country: United States 
Age Range: 2-5
Contact: Simon Shaw, 
Shaw Entertainment Group
Phone: (413) 274-0038
Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow when you go to sleep? It turns out that some shadows are more mischievous than others. Soon after moving into his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own. Follow Flash on a quest to bring his shadow home in this playful production that utilizes stunning animation, video projection and an original score to create a highly sensory, multi-media experience. Created by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, specifically for the developmental stages of our young audience, the show encourages interaction between audience and performer, working together throughout.
International Performing Arts for Youth  |  
267-690-1325  |  info@ipayweb.org  |  http://www.ipayweb.org

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