Announcing 2020 Showcase Artists!
IPAY's 42nd Showcase features 14 full length juried performances 

January 21-25, 2020, Philadelphia, PA
IPAY is thrilled to announce that our 42nd annual Showcase in January 2020 will feature a rigorously juried selection of full-length performances from 11 different countries! Showcases from Chile, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, Northern Ireland,  United Kingdom , South Korea, Scotland, Australia, and Sweden, will be featured alongside American companies hailing from Los Angeles, New York and our home city of Philadelphia!

" Every year presents a new "basket of opportunity" with over 120 submissions for consideration for the IPAY Selection Committee. As always, it is an interesting, challenging and spirited discussion and debate in evaluating the submissions and whittling our way down to making official selections to present to you for the next Showcase. Showcase 2020 in Philadelphia will bring another outstanding line-up of innovative, passionate and relevant professional performing arts for young people that will find its way to performing arts centers, festivals and family seasons throughout the world. We are so excited to bring you hard-hitting, as well as playful theatre, dynamic dance, and thoughtful experiential moments. You'll discover characters that will make you laugh or cheer out loud, stories that will make you sob in your seats, and just maybe the impulse that we need to keep changing the world.

We celebrate the 14 outstanding productions from around the world that will Showcase this year, and we would also like to thank the many that submitted with interest to share their work. Every show that the committee reviews represents a commitment to connecting and engaging with young people and families, and IPAY Showcase 2020 is a celebration of all artists dedicated to that task. See you in Philadelphia!"

- Boomer Stacey, IPAY Executive Director

Please join us in Philadelphia, PA, USA from  January 21-25, 2020 for a week of international Showcases, Show & Tell excerpts, Cultural Spotlights, Sponsored Stages, Off-IPAY, Exhibit Hall, Kindling and networking events. Conference registration opens to IPAY Members on September 10, and to the general public on September 13.

Check out the official program of 2020 Showcase Artists on our website.

2020 Sponsorships are going fast!

Show your support for the field of performance for young audiences by sponsoring an event or program at Showcase 2020.  Visit our online Sponsorship Store to snag your favorite before it's gone!

Submit your production to the Sponsored Stages Lottery !

For only $2,500, your company receives  15-20 minutes to showcase a production excerpt of your choosing during the official IPAY Showcase program, e xclusive sponsorship recognition with logo on signage during your Sponsored Stages Session, and s ponsorship recognition in an announcement from the stage.

Sponsored Stages also receive a half page ad in the Showcase Program Book, provided to all Showcase delegates.

Sponsored Stages will be selected by lottery from the pool of submissions.  To apply for the lottery, please e-mail the application to by  11:59pm EST on Monday, October 14, 2019

Showcase images by Kate Raines and Wide Eyed Studios

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