The Art of Play

When children learn the craft of acting they cultivate self-expression, creativity, and joy! They gain lasting friendships, confidence in their new-found skills and the ability to make a positive impact in our world.

Adventure Series

Children explore story-telling, song and creative movement in classes for the youngest of thespians.

Using their bodies, voices and minds, students re-interpret classic and contemporary children’s literature and are inspired to create their own adventures. Simple props and costumes help them bring their characters to life.

Connections are made to literature and the world around them. Classes encourage creative expression and confidence. The last day of class is open for family and friends.

While we offer Adventure Series summer camps, for the 2018-2019 school year we are only running sessions privately and in Battery Park Montessori School.

Create a Class!

Imagine That

A princess hails a cab in Brooklyn…a shark needs to visit the dentist…a superhero visits the grocery store to power-up…a pirate wants a playdate with YOU! Let your imaginations run wild when we put incredible characters into real-life scenarios.

By acting out their favorite characters and navigating real-life scenarios, kids unleash their imaginations and tap into their intrinsic sense of play.

Imagine That classes are offered at Avenues: The World School, Williamsburg North Side and The Great Room in Carroll Gardens!

Imagine That! At The Great Room

$420 For the Semester

Mini Musicals

For ages 4-6

Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game in our Mini Musical program.

Kids work in-depth on a specific show and use it’s plot as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles.

We then layer on theater technique: Students learn the basics of vocal warm-ups, character development, singing and choreography from our expert teachers.

The unique blend of play and performance is realized in a final “sharing” for friends and family. Students get to showcase their abilities as young storytellers, singers and dancers!

While we offer Mini Musical summer camps, for winter/spring 2019 we are only running sessions privately and in participating schools. Current schools include Avenues: The World School, Berkeley Carroll, CBE, Packer Collegiate, PS29, PS39, PS58, Temple Israel ECLC and Williamsburg Northside.

Create a Class!

Musical Players

For ages 6-11

Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, create an ensemble and develop the spirit of play as students rehearse a complete piece of theater in the semester. A great session for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as park of an ensemble.

Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field.

Our Players Series programming meetings in Brooklyn Heights for Winter 2019. Participating schools include PS154 and East Village Community School.

Knight at Dawn Kids

$800 For the Semester

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

$800 For the Semester

Shakespeare Players

For ages 8-12

Young people become confident with Shakespeare’s world, language and characters as they learn how to interpret a role with technique and courage. Classically trained professional actors assist the players in their physical, vocal and emotional transformations.

All Shakespeare Players teaching artists are classically trained professional actors and have performed Shakespeare both on and off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.

In addition to core teaching staff, in Shakespeare Ensemble we introduce a roster of exciting guest teachers who will use their specific expertise (Text, Comedia dell Arte, Stage Combat) to enrich our rehearsals.

Our Shakespeare Players programming meets in Brooklyn Heights for Winter 2019 and at Avenues: The World School.

Macbeth

$800 For the Semester

The Tempest

$625 For the Semester

Teen Ensemble

Our teenage ensemble works on complex material and relishes a challenge. From Greek Myths to Shakespearean Histories to classics of American Theater, we love a great play. Students inspire each other and do work that is brave, specific and nuanced.

Peter And The Starcatcher

$625 For the Semester