New Visions/New Voices

In 2017, the Drama League launched a new educational initiative for New York high school students, in response to continued cuts to arts education funding. New Visions/New Voices is a no-cost, after-school theater training program designed to supplement and extend theater education in schools. 

NV/NV introduces students who may have an interest in pursuing a career in the professional theater industry to the myriad of roles within the sector, allowing them 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, at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. Eight juniors and seniors from across the city (and beyond) learned the essential tools and practices for directing for the stage. The program 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 education@dramaleague.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.