New website design. New programs. New conversations. 
40th Anniversary Homecoming Showcase 2018
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Our 40th Anniversary Showcase 2018 in Philadelphia is less than two weeks away.  We have several new programs and initiatives this year, but before you arrive in Philly, I am excited to share our refreshing new design and navigation for IPAYweb.orgCheck it out below! And when you do, look over the Schedule for Showcase 2018 which includes links to many of those new events.

This is only the beginning of our fresh new look for 2018. We look forward to bringing you a fabulous 2.0 Edition of our website full of new content, new tools, and new branding in the Spring.

W e have had an extremely gratifying response to our inaugural  p re-conference SPARK Sessions on January 23, a collaboration between TYA/USA and IPAY focused on the great work being made by our friends in Australia. Read more about SPARK and register here.

As always, we will present some of the finest performing art in theater, dance, circus, storytelling, and music from around the world. This year features a wide array of excellence from Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, and The United States.
We look forward to welcoming you home to Showcase 2018 in Philadelphia.  Very warmest regards on behalf of the Staff and Board at IPAY.

- Boomer Stacey, IPAY Executive Director

Sarah McCarthy, Dandelion Artists

TOMORROW: Friday, January 12, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Hilton Hotel Trianon Rendezvous Room

Led by IPAY Executive Director Boomer Stacey and
Sarah McCarthy, Dandelion Artists 
with  Shelley Quiala, Vice President of Arts Education and Community Engagement (Ordway Center); Amy Miller,  Director of Engagement (Alys Stephens Performing  Arts  Center);  and Lindsey Buller Maliekel, Director of Education (New Victory Theater)

TOMORROW: Friday, January 12, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, New York City

Please join us for the first annual  NEW VICTORY LABWORKS MINGLE . Tour The New Victory Theater and meet current and former New Victory LabWorks Artists to hear about the exciting upcoming projects in the LabWorks new work development program.

Light lunch will be provided and guests will experience the brand new New Victory public spaces.  

If you're interested in attending, kindly RSVP by filling out this form:

Join us at the 40th Anniversary IPAY Showcase in Philadelphia January 24-27

"Going to Showcase each year has been an eye-opening experience. We have been able to network with other organizations and artists, whom we otherwise would not have known about. We are located in a very rural area and usually have to wait for other larger organizations to book events before we can figure out our season... Our programming opportunities have expanded due to the contacts we have made. We are appreciative of all the new artists we have come in contact with and have been fortunate to book."
- Kim Andresen Patnode, Program & Marketing Director, Lake Placid Center for the Arts

DoubleTree Hotel
Prince Theater
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Plays & Players Theater
UArts - Solmssen Court
UArts - Arts Bank Theater

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Spotlight TELL Artist: Spellbound Theatre 

Country: United States    
Age Range: 0-5  
Contact: Lauren Jost 
Phone: 347-464-8542  
Captivating even the youngest audience members, Spellbound Theatre's "Wink" is an imaginative and multi-disciplinary performance that explores dreams from the perspective of a young child and her bear. Blending shadow puppetry, physical theatre, and animation, this unique show is a captivating journey designed to engage the very youngest audience members. 

Spotlight TELL Artist: ZebraDans

The Can! A Story About Friendship

Country: Sweden   
Age Range: 4 to 7 and family 
Contact:  Robin Jonas, Producer, ZebraDans
Phone:  (468) 702-9201 
Two good friends always hang out together. It´s all happiness until one day they discover a can and conflicts begin. With dance, music, and some invited interaction, we follow the dancers on a humorous and kind journey about how important, but fragile, friendship can be. 
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