In 2017, in response to continued cuts to arts education funding, The Drama League launched a new educational program for New York high school students. New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV) is a rigorous theater training program designed to supplement theater education in schools. NV/NV is offered at no cost to the students and takes place after school at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.
NV/NV introduces students with an interest in the professional theater industry to the myriad of roles within the sector, giving them the opportunity to make an informed choice before committing to a career path.
The pilot class, "Theater Directing: Staging Your World" ran weekly from January-March 2017 and taught eight juniors and seniors from across the city (and beyond) the essential tools and practices for directing for the stage. The class culminated in a showcase of their work - scenes from Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie - performed by ten talented sophomores, juniors and seniors from across New York City.
Stay tuned for information about upcoming classes as we work to expand the program. Future classes will include "Audition Preparation", "Alternative Theater Styles", an experiential "Industry Primer" and many more.
For more information about New Visions/New Voices,
email Education Manager, Miriam Rosalky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scenes from the final performance of The Glass Menagerie, March 22, 2017
The directing students of Staging Your World with Education Manager, Miriam Rosalky, Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, and class instructor, John Michael DiResta.
The full company of Staging Your World's Scenes From The Glass Menagerie.