• Playhouse on the Square (map)
  • 66 Cooper Street
  • Memphis, TN, 38104
  • United States

Every year leaders from across the youth leadership, queer arts, and theatre education fields come together for a weekend-long event hosted by the Pride Youth Theater Alliance. The Queer Youth Theater Conference is open to all directors, artists, educators, and activists you envision a world where all artistic, cultural, and human service organizations have safe, sustainable spaces for queer and allied youth. This professional development and movement-building event is your opportunity to exchange ideas, establish best practices, and build new partnerships with leaders from across the U.S. and Canada.


Full Conference Schedule:

The Queer Youth Theater Conference is an annual weekend-long event for leaders from the field to share their work, skills, and knowledge through peer-led workshops and collaborative experiences.

Museum Tour & Anti-Racism Workshop
at the National Civil Rights Museum

Queer Youth Theater Collaboration:
Connecting Across the Alliance
presented by Brian Guehring, Omaha Theater Company
& Amanda Kibler, The Coterie

Theater as a Tool
for HIV Prevention in LGBTQ Youth
presented by Nick Bazo, The Theater Offensive
& ViQuan Smith, The Theater Offensive

Devised Theatre + Queer Performance #DTQP
presented by Sidney Monroe, The Theater Offensive

A Trauma-Informed Lens
for Intergenerational Theatre-Making
presented by MR Stine, Philadelphia Young Playwrights,
MJ Kaufman, Philadelphia Young Playwrights
Tom Medina-Castrejón, Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Thinking Out Loud
presented by members of the LOUD Ensemble
Betty Shrang, Joriel Boykins, Latrice Reed, & Rashaad "Kashh" Delaney

The Fundamentals of Building Strong Programs:
Logic Models & Evaluation
presented by Evelyn Francis, The Theater Offensive

Art Swap
presented by Abe Rybeck, The Theater Offensive