This week's post is from a wonderful colleague, writer and visionary, Kim Peter Kovac. It felt necessary to include Kim's blog post, exposing the rich landscape of theater for young audiences. It is within this landscape that Treehouse Shakers' is constantly navigating, as we also push our own artistic boundaries and visions. May the field, that Kim so eloquently explains, continue to emerge, shape, change and grow.
By Kim Peter Kovac
In the world of theater for young audiences, the ground is shifting under our feet: unstable and unfamiliar, far less funding, and the zeitgeist is way different than just a few years ago. As we look ahead, we have little idea what the future will look like. This is very scary.
Kim Peter Kovac is the Producing Director of Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences, Vice-President of ASSITEJ International, on the boards of TYA/USA, and co-founding editor of “Write Local. Play Global.” the international TYA playwrights network.