This is one of the many reasons why the TYA movement is so important. Children should be attending shows because of the enormous impact even just ONE show can have on those children's lives. We see everyday that our youth CONNECT to these shows, so it is our duty as TYA representatives to produce shows of the highest quality- to challenge, to ignite in the children visceral responses like "TURN AROUND!" or empathetic coughs ( like we read in last week's post.) So, as a humble TYA rep, I can say I'm honored to be in the field, as are my Pinocchio cast-mates.