IPAY: International Performing Arts for Youth

IPAY is proud to announce the 2018
Colleen Porter Resident Artist and Rye Fellowship recipients

Dear IPAY Community,
I am delighted to announce the recipient of our fifth Colleen Porter Artist Development AwardMélissa Smith!
Mélissa Smith, 2018/2019 Colleen Porter Resident Artist

IPAY is proud to continue to support development of Artists in the field of
 performing arts for young audiences with a facilitated residency opportunity in honor of Colleen Porter. 

This juried award supports artistic development and is linked to the annual Kindling focus at IPAY Showcase. The experience is a year-long residency between IPAY S
howcases 2018 and 2019. 

wonderwander by Amanda Pintore & Kerfuffle

Additionally, 2017/2018 Resident Artist Amanda Pintore, will 
present a Kindling session this year about her work for the Very Young on Saturday, January 27 during Showcase 2018. More information about 2018 Kindling Program here!

I am equally happy to announce the recipients  of our 

Kate Proietti
Hyejung Son
Ally Tufenkjian 
Thomas Petrungaro 
Susanna Brock
Taiwo Afolabi 

IPAY's Jim Rye Fellowship offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students in the fields of TYA directing, management, curating, and education to be involved with the inner workings of a major performing arts for young audiences conference.

- Boomer Stacey, IPAY Executive Director


IPAY has also joined forces with TYA/USA to kick off our 40th Anniversary Showcase with a full day pre-conference on January 23, with the generous support of Australia Council on the Arts and the Embassy of Australia.  A day of dialogue, debate and international exchange on performing arts for young audiences at the intersection of the presenting and producing worlds from America to Australia and everywhere in between.

Featuring Speakers from:
and more!

*** Special SPARK Rate for Artists ***
Students and emerging artists (within the first five years of their careers) receive discounted registration ($25) and one free day of IPAY Showcase 2018.

Find all the program details and registration information  here.
IPAY Showcase HOMEcoming: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

To celebrate 40th Anniversary Showcase event, we would like to extend a special invitation to those that helped to get us to this place but may not still be active in the field. Long before there was an IPAY, there was a group of dedicated, visionary leaders in our sector that saw the need for a place to gather, to showcase live performing arts and to support the field.

As we celebrate 40 years of producing this event we know as Showcase, IPAY would like to pay respect to those that helped make the event and the organization what it is today. Showcase HOMEcoming is an opportunity for past IPAY "Alumni" to join us in our hometown of Philadelphia in order to celebrate - to see old friends; to share old stories; to once again experience the power of the work onstage; and to experience the evolution of  the event and organization that you helped to establish.

We are pleased to announce that former Showcase Host, IPAY Founding member and long serving Board member, Brian Joyce will join us as our special HOMEcoming MC. 

A special discounted rate has been created for Alumni. The Saturday January 27th program includes access to all scheduled performances, Exhibit Hall, an Alumni Meet and Greet and invitation to the Closing Night Reception and Awards. Email info@ipayweb.org for more information.  We look forward to welcoming you HOME to IPAY in Philadelphia.


Last Call to 
Donate Items 
IPAY's Silent Auction to
Benefit the 
Colleen Porter Artist 
Development Award. 

The Auction will be held during IPAY Showcase January 24-27, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. We are collecting entertainment tickets, hotel packages, theater memberships, books, puppets, jewelry, unique experiences, etc. Please only New or Unopened Items should be submitted. For  additional information and to submit an item, please contact  maramcewin@aol.com917-749-0786. Include the item description, value, a JPG image, and your contact information.
Spotlight  SHOW  Artist:  Terrapin Puppet Theatre

Country: Australia                 
Age Range: 7+
Audience size: 800
Performance time: 55 minutes
The island of Proud Circle springs a leak, and its citizens are in danger of losing their home. It takes the wondering mind of a child to save the day. With storytelling, choreographed projections, and live drawn animation, 
this wondrous production explores the plight of refugees fleeing environmental change.

Contact: Kevin O'Loghlin, Executive Producer, Terrapin Theatre Company
Phone: +61 3 6223 6834 
E-mail:  gm@terrapin.org.au

Spotlight TELL Artist: Plan D

Country: Netherlands
Age Range: 6+
Audience size: 50-500
Performance time: 60 mins
 dance, acrobatics, live music, and song come together in a story about the magical power of the sea. On an immense ship, our heroes hoist the sails, scrub the deck, and hold onto each other through stormy seas. The sailors laugh, sing, and dance an underwater waltz. 

Contact:  Bebê de Soares , Amazonas Network
Phone:   (+56) 998714443
International Performing Arts for Youth  |  
267-690-1325  |  info@ipayweb.org  |  http://www.ipayweb.org

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