We're launching a Webinar Series!
I PAY is pleased to present a new Webinar Series dedicated to educating our community about our programs, providing valuable professional  development, and engaging in forward-thinking conversation about the field of performing arts for young audiences.  Starting in September, o ur inaugural Webinar Series will include 6 sessions supporting producers, artists, agents, presenters, producers, educators, and new Showcase delegates.  If you have a suggestion for a new webinar topic, please email your idea to the IPAY staff at !

Webinars are FREE for IPAY Members and $15 for Non-Members.

All participants must register at least 24 hours before the scheduled webinar time to receive call-in instructions for the session on Zoom our video conferencing platform.

learn, exchange ideas, and get inspired!
Delegates at Showcase 2019 in Philadelphia
Next month, we're kicking things off on September 26, 1:00pm EST, with a webinar dedicated to Off-IPAY Independent Showcases . Off-IPAY is a rapidly developing opportunity for presenters to see even more performances during Showcase in Philadelphia, and it could be the right way for your company to take the leap into national and international touring.

Led by a panel of professionals who have been directly involved with the program in the past two years, this session will be informative for anyone who is "on the fence" about producing their own Off-IPAY Showcase. Participants will hear first-hand experiences, learn about successful strategies, and engage in a conversation with the Webinar Presenters about how to make Off-IPAY work best for them! 

Webinar Presenters: Olivia Jacobs, Tall Stories 
Additional presenters announced soon!

On October 24th, 1:00pm EST, we're offering a webinar for artists and producers  who don't currently have North American-based agents or managers, but would like to! Participants will learn about the benefits of representation, the process of finding a good match, and the expectations of the North American touring market. Experienced agents from the IPAY community will share their perspectives and insight. Submissions for Off-IPAY are due October 14, 2019.

Webinar Presenters: Spring Karlo, Holden & Arts Associates
Additional presenters announced soon!

More Upcoming Webinars!


Mara McEwin and Emily Bunning of Treehouse Shakers have been IPAY members since 2007.

Founded in 1997 in New York City, Treehouse Shakers' mission is to create original dance-plays that encourage multi-generational audiences to experience a connection to their community. Their young audience programming is unique in its offering young audiences a guided look at modern dance through powerful and meaningful theater. Their performance repertoire includes thirteen original works that addresses every age-level within youth programming. Complimenting performances, Treehouse Shakers provides teacher trainings and residencies for students that focus on the art of dance and storytelling.

Community Calendar Member Activity:

The Boy Who Grew Flowers
Roxbury Arts Group Community Center
5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury, NY 12474, USA
Saturday, November 16, 11am-12pm EST 

The Boy Who Grew Flowers, for ages 5-10 and their families, is a stunning multi-disciplin ary visual performance. Adapted from Barefoot Book's picture book and directed by Mara McEwin and choreographed by Emily Bunning, it is the story of a young boy, Rink Bowagon, who lives on top of Lonesome Mountain with his unusual family of rattlesnake tamers and shape-shifters.

Treehouse Shakers' full touring calendar can be found on their  website.

Our Member Spotlight initiative highlights members of IPAY who are touring their work nationally, globally, or doing amazing work in their home communities. 

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