Theatre for Young Audiences

About the program:
Each spring, Fresno State students enroll in a course to bring children's theatre productions to elementary and middle schools throughout the San Joaquin Valley. This touring company of student actors has been a tradition at Fresno State for over 50 years, and have toured more than 40 schools and over 16,000 children in a single season.

TYA 2021We Have Stories to Tell

About The Play:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current live performance restrictions, the 2021 Theatre for Young Audiences Tour will be going virtual. 

We are pleased to present "We Have Stories to Tell: A Culturally Diverse Storytelling Celebration." This original piece celebrates storytelling in its simplest form and features eight stories told by Fresno State Students. The stories include "Eyes That Kiss in the Corners" by Joanna Ho, "The Sandwich Swap" by Queen Rania Al Abdullah, "Whoever You Are" by Mem Fox, The Runaway Wok" by Ying Chang Compestine, "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match" by Monica Brown, "Be Kind" by Pat Zietlow Miller, "How Maui Fished Up the North Island" by Dovovan Bixley, and "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes. 

How to bring Theatre for Young Audiences to your classroom:

The video will be provided via a private YouTube link. Please complete the request form and the video link will be sent to you within 48 business hours of submission.

Click here to submit your request.

On-Campus Performances:

We will not be offering any on-campus performances this year.

Financial Assistance/Cost:

"We Have Stories to Tell" will be provided FREE to any teacher/school who wish to present the show to their students. 


The tour video will be available through the end of June 2021. 

Show Program:

Please click here for a show program.

Post-Show Study Guide:

Please click here for a post-show study guide.