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 2019-2020 school year we are only running sessions privately and in Battery Park Montessori School.

Create a Class!

High School Ensemble

Our high school ensemble takes challenging text to the next level in meaningful production classes. The rehearsals involve advanced acting technique training, with an emphasis on speech and voice, as well as physical transformation.

At the heart of it all, we ask our high school students to inspire each other with risk-taking, in-depth character explorations and working from a grounded sense of self. Plays are performed twice at the end of the semester.

The Odyssey

$575 For the Semester

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, PreK kids unleash their imaginations and tap into their intrinsic sense of play.

For the 2019-2020 school year, Imagine That classes are offered at Avenues: The World School and The Great Room.

Imagine That at The Great Room!

$385 For the Semester

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Middle School Ensemble

Our middle school 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.

Metamorphoses

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, PS261, 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 meets in Brooklyn Heights. Participating schools for 2019-2020 include PS154 and East Village Community School.

The Lion King Kids

$750 For the Semester

Once Upon a Mattress

$750 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 2019-2020.

As You Like It

$625 For the Semester