New Visions/New Voices

New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV)

New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV) is a rigorous after-school theatre training program for high school students in the New York City metropolitan area. It is the only after-school program in the United States to exclusively focus on the techniques of stage direction as a lens into exploration -- empowering students with creative skill-building, personal agency, and leadership techniques to discover, trust, speak, and amplify their personal voice and visions of the world around them. Students have the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors throughout the course, to help them manifest their creative growth. The learning in NV/NV can spark future career interest in theatre, other creative industries, or non-artistic professions -- law, medicine, marketing, politics, science, and more -- where the tools learned are directly applicable and essential.
New Visions/New Voices is offered at no cost to the student.
Expand your ability to...
Comprehend. Question. Articulate
New Visions/New Voices gives students the power and ability to critically analyze, and respond to, multiple perspectives. Through understanding the power inherent in one's own perspective, one can influence and meaningfully impact a community and the world at large.
Throughout the course, students will be in conversation with directors, actors, and other arts professionals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, film, and television to deepen their critical thinking and express their inner visions. Students, under the guidance of a Master Directing Teacher, will be learning techniques and exercises to write and direct scenes and monologues with working professional artists. This immersion into "how one makes art" broadens and refines their own aesthetics, while "pulling back the curtain" on the realities of a career in the cultural sector.
During the final weeks of the program, students will be writing their own monologues and scenes to direct. All students will have the chance to see their work realized in a work-in-progress showing.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 course will meet digitally. Participation will require a computer, webcam, and the internet. 
- Meet, Speak and Work with professional directors and directors
- Visit art galleries, Off-Broadway, Broadway, etc.
- Learn directorial techniques/exercises
- Learn about career paths inside (and outside) the arts
- Strengthen public speaking skills
- Learn time management skills
- Learn how to lead a team
- Learn techiniques how to manifest/articulate your artistic visions
New Visions/New Voices is automatically open to all high school students across the five boroughs of New York City; students outside of this location should email education@dramaleague.org before applying.  Once offered a spot in NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES, students will have to provide signed approval from their parent/guardian to participate.  Students must be able to commit to attending the entire session below:
Classes will be held: October 21, 2020 - April 28, 2021
All Classes meet on WEDNESDAYS from 4-6pm
Again, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 course will meet digitally. Participation will require a computer, webcam, and the internet.   
Applications Open: August 31, 2020
Application Deadline: October 18, 2020, at 11:59pm
If you have any questions, please email education@dramaleague.org
For questions or concerns please contact Nilan, Associate Artistic Director at education@dramaleague.org or 212-244-9494 x116
Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  New Visions/New Voices is made possible by a generous grant from The Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts.