A Westside Experiment Young Actors Laboratory Summer 2021

Mon Jul 05 2021 at 10:00 am to Sat Jul 17 2021 at 01:00 pm

154 Christopher St | New York

IRT Theater
Publisher/HostIRT Theater
A Westside Experiment Young Actors Laboratory Summer 2021 We offer students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residence at IRT.
About this Event

As the parent of a theatrically inclined adolescent, IRT’s Westside Experiment summer theater program was everything I could have hoped for. The program’s adult staff never underestimated the creative abilities of the youth, and provided them with the support and skills necessary to imagine, design and perform a remarkably sophisticated multi-media theatrical experience. My daughter made many friends over the 2 weeks of the program and was able to stretch her theatrical muscles in ways she never imagined, and thoroughly enjoyed.-Joe Matunis, Father of Maya Matunis

No prior acting experience necessary. Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!

For Ages 10-17

Dates: July 5-9, 12-17, 2021

Time: 10am-3pm

Performances: Sat. July 17, 2021 11am

Location: 154 Christopher st 3B NYC 10014

(This program will ONLY be in person . The remote Hybrid Model will no longer be in effect. Reach out for more details.)

Contact IRT: 212-206-6875 [email protected]

Tuition: $600 per student (payable in cash or check)

Fully accessible and FREE for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students



Check should be sent to: IRT Theater 154 Christopher st. 3B NY, NY 10014

Since 2007, IRT Theater has served the downtown theater community by providing space, support and community for independent artists through its 3B Development Series. An offshoot of IRT’s 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residence at IRT.

The progressive Young Actors Laboratory program still covers all the theater essentials, like physical-acting technique, improvisation & script writing, but with a decidedly downtown twist. This years unique summer experience will include a fusion of sign language, spoken word, mime, storytelling, dance and music. This is a great choice for students, hearing, Deaf, and Hard-of hearing, who are interested in theater but eager to try something more offbeat than, say, Oklahoma.


Amelia Hensley Broadway: Spring Awakening (Deaf West). Off Broadway: I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons). NYC: Sylvia (NYDT), Dancing Girl (She NYC Arts), Stepchild (IRT Theater), Rape of Lucretia (New Camerata Opera). Seattle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12th Ave Arts), Skin (Deaf Spotlight). LA: Spring Awakening (Deaf West), Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse) Romeo and Juliet (Sontag Greek Theatre). DC: The Lady Becomes Him, (Faction of Fools), Peepshow (Dog & Pony DC), Noises Off (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival).

Jessica Ranville (she/they) is a theater artist based in NYC. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, she is part of the Métis Nation of Manitoba. They focus on developing new works (The Lark, NY Stage & Film, WP Theater) and plays with music and folk musicals (Stupid F*cking Bird at The Pearle Theatre, Charles Mee’s Soot and Spit at the New Ohio Theater). Regionally, Jessica most recently played William Dunn in Men On Boats at Baltimore Center Stage. Past work at IRT theater includes residences with Our Voices and Blessed Unrest. MFA: The New School for Drama; jessicaranville.com; @jessicaranville


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

154 Christopher St, 154 Christopher Street, New York, United States


USD 600.00

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