New Visions/New Voices


In 2017, The Drama League launched a new educational program for New York high school students. New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV), a rigorous theatre training program designed to supplement theatre education in schools. NV/NV is offered at no cost to the student. NV/NV takes place after school at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. 

NV/NV introduces students with an interest in the professional theatre industry to the myriad of roles within the sector, giving them the opportunity to make an informed choice before committing to a career path. 


NV/NV strives to give the student the power and ability to critically analyze and respond to multiple perspectives.  Through the understanding of the power of perspective, one can influence their community and the world at large. 

Across ten weeks, students will be in conversation with theatre professionals, learning directorial techniques and exercises to help manifest their visions, engage in conversation about strengthening their person point of views, and attend shows across several practices (visual art, theatre, film, etc.). This broadens and refine their own artistic perspectives and aesthetics, and explores the potential of theatre as a future career.

During the final two weeks of the program, students will begin rehearsing scenes from a play with professional actors under the guidance of a Master Directing Teacher. A workshop presentation of the directorial work of the student body will be presented on the last day of class.



-          Meet and Speak with professional directors

-          Visit art galleries, off-broadway, Broadway, etc.

-          Work on scenes with professional actors

-          Learn various directorial techniques/exercises



This program is open to all New York City resident high school students across the five boroughs.

Students must be able to commit to coming to either session below:

*Session #1: Every Wednesday from January 3 – March 7, 2018

*Session #2: Every Thursday from February 22 – April 26, 2018

*The last two Saturdays of the program are rehearsal days for the workshop presentation.



Applications can be found at (it is free to apply):


Applications are open: September 12, 2017

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 at midnight EST

Applicants will be notified: December 15, 2017



For questions or concerns please contact Nilan Johnson, Arts Education Manager education@dramaleague.org or 212-244-9494 x116



New Vision | New Voices is sponsored by:
The Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts & National Life Group


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.