Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy J. Webster are pleased to announce the 2013/14 playbill for the 48th season at Young People’s Theatre – a year dedicated to the resourcefulness of youth.
At some point, all young people need to take actions by and for themselves. Let’s inspire them with some young heroes of literature and life! YPT’s upcoming season is a look at children and youth finding their own way – and making a difference!
“Think of the number of heroes in stories who are orphans, foundlings, or young people on their own. There is always something compelling about a young person having to find the personal resources to survive. This is the theme of our programming this year: the ingenuity, the agency, the resourcefulness of youth”
– Allen MacInnis
This extraordinary season will feature eight plays on two stages, including the hit Broadway musical Annie (TYA version), the beloved children’s story Where the Wild Things Are, the world premiere of hit playwright Anusree Roy’s Sultans of the Street, and the co-world premiere of Minotaur, developed collaboratively with the United Kingdom’s renowned Polka Theatre.
Each production emphasizes the resiliency of youth, and explores the many ways in which young people help to shape their own future – using ingenuity, initiative and imagination. Read more...