IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth
2018 Showcase Selection Committee and IPAY Administrative Staff
L-R Standing: Wendy Bable, Rebecca Podsednik, 2017 Rye Fellow Claire Mason, Saskia Janse, Linda Jackson, 
 Andy Packer, General Manager Susan Crofton, Jim Morrow, James Packard, Showcase Coordinator Sam Tower
L-R Seated:  Executive Director Boomer Stacey, Board President Ray Gargano, Past President Peg Schuler-Armstrong

This week the IPAY Selection Committee meets
to choose the artists for our 40th Anniversary Showcase in Philadelphia PA, January 24 - 28, 2018 
Pre-Showcase Events January 23 
Rebecca M. Podsednik
Selection Committee Chair
Program Coordinator
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

Washington DC

James Packard
Theater Manager
Long Island Children's Museum
Garden City, NY

Selection Committee Members
Wendy Bable , Freelance Director & Creative Consultant, Philadelphia 
Ray Gargano , Director of Education & Community Engagement, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa 
Linda Jackson , Director, Arts-in-Medicine, MetroHealth System, Cleveland 
Saskia Janse, Co-Founder/Artistic Director, Speeltheater Holland Studio, Edam, Netherlands
Jim Morrow, Artistic Director, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Windsor, Can ada
Andy Packer , Artistic Director, Slingsby Theatre Company, Adelaide, South Australia
Peg Schuler-Armstrong , Director, Programming & Production, Lincoln Center Education
Jeremy "Boomer" Stacey , Executive Director, International Performing Arts for Youth
Preparations are well under way for the  
40th Anniversary Showcase January 24 - 28 in Philadelphia 
Pre-Showcase Events on January 23 
IPAY is excited to return to many of your favorite venues on the
Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia, including:
- Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater
- The Arts Bank at University of the Arts
- The Prince Theater
- Plays and Players Theater
- Suzanne Roberts Theatre

We also have some brand new, exciting partnerships in the works for this year's Showcase, as we celebrate 40 incredible years of serving the sector! 

One such partnership is a new collaboration between TYA/USA and IPAY which brings together two strong like-minded organizations.

*   TYA/USA will offer a special pre-Showcase OTW: Sessions Event on January 23 that will offer a dynamic dialogue between leaders from both Presenting and Producing Venues to explore the relationship and potential collaborations between these two distinct worlds.

*   TYA/USA involvement in IPAY's learning and networking platform Kindling, expanding the conversation by continuing to diversify the eco-system of artists, practitioners, producers, presenters, and educators dedicated to performing arts for young audiences.

 *   Opportunities for ongoing collaboration, dialogue and professional development. 

Both TYA/USA and IPAY are dedicated to serving and supporting a diverse field with the belief in the importance of great art for young people. This unique partnership will unite a large cross-section of the field, deepen national and international conversations, further connect the domestic with the international, as well as the non-touring with the touring communities presenting theater for young audiences.
Stay in touch with us to find out about more exciting opportunities in 2017-2018!
International Performing Arts for Youth
267-690-1325  |  info@ipayweb.org  |  http://www.ipayweb.org

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