Can you believe it's December already?!
IPAY Showcase is January 21-25, 2020 in Philadelphia PA, USA. With the new year right around the corner, we've got a lot to fill you in on. Full Exhibit Booths are completely sold out! Get your Half Booth today before they're gone, too.


Showcase 2020 Delegate registrations are rolling in as well! Register today, and make your hotel reservation at our official conference hotel for maximum convenience.


We encourage all artists, producers, educators, agents and students alike to register for HEAR THEM ROAR! SPARK Pre-Conference 2020 in partnership with TYA/USA on January 21!

Meet our special guest speakers and facilitators for HEAR THEM ROAR: SPARK Pre-Conference 2020 in partnership with TYA/USA!
Announcing IPAY's 2020 Jim Rye Fellows!
Inkyoung Bae
Haihong Chen
Ana Garcia-Maunez
Malena Dayen
Chanan Ben Simon
Taylor Bogan
Giana Blazquez
Kristina Friedgen
Congratulations to Saskia Lane, 2020-2021 Colleen Porter Artist Development Resident!
Brooklyn-based Saskia Lane is a Juilliard-trained bassist, composer, performer, director, and educator whose work spans many genres. Currently, Saskia along with librettist Zoe Palmer, is composing her third immersive music theater work for babies,  AMMAMMA , commissioned by and premiering at Carnegie Hall in fall 2020. She is also developing a new music theater piece for audiences 7 & up, THE SWEETEST LIFE , which will be presented in workshop at Joe’s Pub in New York in the new year.
Mickey Miners Nominations are due today: Friday, December 13!

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


Is it your first time at Showcase? We’d like to welcome you with some tips and strategies for an amazing Showcase experience. Formerly known as “Showcase 101,” this webinar will help you prepare for your journey, provide information about getting around Philadelphia, and help you map out your week for maximum success. IPAY Board President Wendy Bable offers a short presentation followed by plenty of time to answer individual questions. Learn what to expect and how to navigate IPAY Showcase like a CHAMP!

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.
Announcing 2020 Sponsored Stages!
TheaterWorksUSA


We the People is a musical review that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today's youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People instills American pride in audiences of all ages — and perhaps may even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.
  
Contact: Beth Prather, Director of Sales
Company: TheaterWorksUSA
Phone: 212-647-1100 x 123
E-mail:  bprather@twusa.org

Chosen by lottery, the Sponsored Stages company is invited to perform up to 15-minutes of their live production to Showcase delegates during the conference.

2020 Artist Highlight
FULL LENGTH SHOWCASE ARTIST

Tvärslöjd
Kompani Giraff
Sweden

Age Range: 3 to 8 (also works well for a family audience)
Running Time: 30 minutes
Audience Size: School Shows: 60 (preferable), Family Shows: 300
Artist Website:  www.kompanigiraff.se
 
Contact: Viktoria Dalborg, Artistic Director
Company: Kompani Giraff 
Phone: + 46 708841577
FULL LENGTH SHOWCASE ARTIST

How to Catch a Star
Branar Téatar do Pháistí
Ireland
 
Age Range: 4+
Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Audience Size: up to 150
Artist Website:  www.branar.ie
 
Contact: Spring Karlo, Co-Director
Company: Holden & Arts Associates
Phone:  1-512-477-1859
E-mail:  sk@holdenarts.org
Website:  www.holdenarts.org
SHOW SPOTLIGHT ARTIST

Noughts & Crosses
Pilot Theatre
United Kingdom
 
Age Range: 13+
Running Time: 120 to 140 minutes
Audience Size: 260 to 960
Artist Website:  www.pilot-theatre.com
 
Contact: Mandy Smith, Executive Producer & Joint CEO
Company: Pilot Theatre
Phone:  +44 1904 635755
TELL SPOTLIGHT ARTIST

Through My Eyes
Bouge de là
Canada
 
Age Range: 3–8
Running Time: 40 minutes
Audience Size: 200 to 1,000 (depending on age)
Artist Website:  www.bougedela.org
 
Contact: Annick-Patricia Carrière, Agent
Company: Agence Station Bleue
Phone:  1-514-529-5717
Contact IPAY
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