Theatre for Young Audiences

Each year, Emerson Stage presents one production dedicated as Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). For our students, this production is a unique opportunity to work on theatrical pieces designed for young people. For our communities, it is an opportunity for an engaging, educational, and enjoyable field trip.

Emerson Stage reserves two performances of each TYA production specifically for school groups. These performances occur at 10:00 am on school days, and are filled with students visiting Emerson College with their classmates. In addition to the performance, our Education Coordinators—who are usually students in the Theatre Education and Performance degree programs—provide supplemental educational items, including a production study guide sent to the teachers before the performance date, post-show discussions with members of our cast and crew, and (when available), visits to the participating schools.

This year’s TYA production will be Old Jake’s Skirts adapted by José Cruz González, from the Book by C. Anne Scott. Recommended for all ages but especially for students in grades three and four. Emerson Stage will present two school matinee performances and three additional standard performances.