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New Visions/New Voices


New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV) is a rigorous after-school theatre training program for New York City metropolitan area high school students. It is the only after-school program in the nation to exclusively focus on the techniques of stage direction as the lens into exploration, empowering students with creative skills, personal agency and leadership techniques to discover, trust, speak and amplify their personal voice and vision.  Working with professional actors and directors as teachers, the learning in New Vision/New Voices can spark a future career interest in theatre, the creative industries, or non-artistic professions -- law, medicine, marketing, politics, science, and more -- where the tools are directly applicable and essential.
 
NV/NV is offered at no cost to the student. NV/NV takes place after school at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.
 
PROGRAM
 
NV/NV gives the student the power and ability to critically analyze and respond to multiple perspectives. Through understanding the power of perspective, one can influence and meaningfully impact a community and the world at large.
 
Across ten weeks, students will be in conversation with theatre professionals from Broadway and Off-Broadway, learning techniques and exercises to envision and stage scenes, explore concepts around personal points of view, and attend performances across several cultural practices (visual art, theatre, film, etc.). This immersion 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 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 is presented on the last day of class.
 
PRACTICUM
 
- 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
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
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 the entire session below (mass transportation is provided):
 
Fall Sesssion:
 
Classes/Workshops - Every Wednesday from September 19, 2018 – November 14, 2018, 4:30-8pm
 
Rehearsals - the last two Saturdays (November 3rd and November 10th) of the program are rehearsal days (10am-7pm) for the workshop presentation. Please note the November 3rd rehearsal will be staggered (students will not need to be present the entire time)
 
Performances - the dates of the performances that the class will attend are TBA, but please note that the class will have the opportunity to go to up to 3 performances, usually with curtains at 7pm or 8pm.
 
To participate students will have to turn in sign approval from their parent/guardian once offered a spot.
 
Spring Session:
Classes/Workshops - Every Wednesday from February 6, 2019 – March 27, 2019, 4:30-8pm
Rehearsals - the last two Saturdays (March 16th and March 23th) of the program are rehearsal days (10-7pm) for the workshop presentation. Please note the November 3rd rehearsal will be staggered (students will not need to be there the entire time).
Performances - the dates of the performances that the class will be going to are TBA, but please note that the class will have the opportunity to go to up to 3 shows usually with curtains at 7pm or 8pm.
To participate students will have to turn in sign approval from their parent/guardian once offered a spot.
 
EDUCATION
 
Applications Open: July 16, 2018
Application Deadline: September 14, 2018 at midnight
If you have any questions, please email:
education@dramaleague.org (for New Vision/New Voices)
 
CONTACT
 
For questions or concerns please contact Nilan Johnson, Arts Education Manager education@dramaleague.org or 212-244-9494 x116
 
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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.

 

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. 

 



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