Chickenshed Players
and My Little Adventures
at 14th street Y

Chickenshed NYC is delighted to be able to offer its Chickenshed Players programs to 14th street Y members with their regular 14% discount--and if you sign up with a friend or family member, they come for FREE!

Chickenshed NYC is an inclusive theatre company for children and young people, whose mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre by fostering inclusion and integration that inspires positive change.

Chickenshed’s model of Inclusive Theatre is based in the belief that everyone can flourish when everyone is included. Their no-audition policy empowers the Players, to contribute their ideas and creativity as they collaborate to produce remarkable theatre.

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My Little Adventure

Each child is given their own backpack filled with props that help them make up their own adventure during this new workshop program. Under the guidance of professional practitioners each session involves singing, movement, puppetry, storytelling and some basic ASL (American Sign Language) Suitable for 2-5 year olds.

Tuesday Program | $374.10 per semester prorated at the time of joining
Times: 3:15 - 4:00 PM
Dates: Jan 10 - Jun 13

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS (Ages 5-7)

Children dive into all aspects of theatre making to explore The Power of Wonder, the central theme for this semester. Through playful games and activities that fuel their imagination and help them explore the magical world around them these young Players have fun with singing, dancing, puppetry, storytelling, and basic American Sign Language in these dynamic workshops.

The children will only perform in front of their families and carers, allowing them to prepare for a wider audience when they move up to the next level.

Saturday Program | $374.10 per semester prorated at the time of joining
Times: 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Dates: Jan 14 - Jun 10
Tuesday Program | $374.10 per semester prorated at the time of joining
Times: 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Dates: Jan 3 - Jun 13

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CHICKENSHED ​PLAYERS (AGES 7-10)

This semester children will be helping to create a new show Don't Stop Believin'. The overarching theme of this new theatre piece is to theatrically show how we can move towards a healthier world with less pollution, litter and food waste. The high Theatre Practitioner to Player ratio allows us to facilitate small groups, establishing foundations for strong relationships within our community. In this setting, children regularly showcase their theatrical activities in front of each other in preparation of performing in front of a large audience. This builds their confidence so that they are ready to perform to a wider audience at show time.

In addition, we invite a guest scientist to workshop with the Players on themes related to the upcoming show which inspires and fuels the children to add their creativity and ideas as part of the rehearsal process.

Saturday Program | $429.90 per semester
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Dates: Jan 14 - Jun 10
Tuesday Program | $429.90 per semester
Times: 4:50 - 6:00 PM
Dates: Jan 3 - Jun 13

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS (AGES 10-13)

This semester Players create and devise Don't Stop Believin', a brand new show made entirely from recycled materials, from the set and costumes to the toe-tapping tunes! Making a healthier world is a big task but whether we are students, artists, scientists, engineers or storytellers, young or old we can all have a part to play. During the creation process Players meet with guest scientists to discuss how we can make a healthier world and these ideas become part of the show told through music, movement and storytelling. Our inclusive methodology and no audition policy, fosters kindness and inclusion, ensures everyone can enjoy the experience of being part of a theatrical production.

Saturday Program | $544.38 per semester
Times: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dates: Jan 14 - Jun 10

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS 4 (AGES 13-17+)

Don't Stop Believin' is a brand new show made entirely from recycled materials, from the set and costumes to the toe-tapping tunes. The show takes inspiration from the Players, young people here and internationally, famous figures from the past and present and the audience itself! Each performance features a unique and unmissable Recycle Rap, weaving in the words the audience have shared with us that day and written by the cast during the show. Unlike other theatre companies older Players may have the opportunity to act as group leaders and mentors as well during the semester whilst rehearsing within their own program, layering on and deepening our theatrical community.

Guest scientists and artists on themes such as pollution and food waste workshop with the Players inspiring and fueling ideas to be added into the show. These visits support everyone by adding knowledge and depth to the work being rehearsed as they prepare to perform.

Saturday Program | $544.38 per semester
Times: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dates: Jan 14 - Jun 10

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