Theater for Young Audiences (TYA)

What is TYA? Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) refers to any type of theatrical performance created specifically for an audience of young people. TYA shows are performed all over the world, and soon also here at STAGES Youth Theater!

TYA at STAGES: We are incredibly excited to launch a Theater for Young Audiences program at STAGES in further support of our mission: to unlock self-discovery in young people through the transformative power of theater.

Post-Show Engagement: After each performance, audience members of all ages are invited to stay for a Q&A session with the actors as well as an interactive theatrical workshop based around the themes of the play.

Made in Maine: The TYA program at STAGES is comprised of new works for young audiences written by Maine-based playwrights and performed by Maine-based professional theater artists. Save the date for our first production, Letters from the Sky, performing the first week of February 2019!


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“Life in Brookhaven was constant and predictable, like the stars.” That is, until a young girl starts communicating with a new friend from outer space! The adults in town think she is just pretending, but when the young girl’s space friend plans a visit to Earth, the citizens of Brookhaven must decide how they will welcome this visitor from another planet. With playfulness and joy, Letters from the Sky explores finding wonder in the world around us, challenging the status quo, and how we share community with those from different places.

Age Range:
This play is appropriate for all ages, but recommended especially for ages 4 to 9.

Performance Schedule: 
Fri. Feb. 1, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Sat. Feb. 2, 2019 @ 10:30am & 1:00pm
Sun. Feb. 3, 2019 @ 1:00pm
Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019 @ 9:30am
Fri. Feb. 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Check back in December for full ticketing information!