Chickenshed Players
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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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS (Ages 5-7)

Children dive into all aspects of theatre making through playful games and activities that fuel their imagination and help them explore the magical world of performance. Under the guidance and support of professional Theatrical Practitioners young Players have fun with games, 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 time to prepare for a wider audience when they move up to the next level.

Saturday Program | $189.20 per semester prorated at the time of joining
Times: 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Dates: Sept 17 - Dec 17
Tuesday Program | $189.20 per semester prorated at the time of joining
Times: 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Dates: Sept 20 - Dec 20

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CHICKENSHED ​PLAYERS (AGES 7-10)

Unlike other theatre companies, our high Theatre Practitioner to Player ratio allows us to facilitate small groups, establishing foundations for strong relationships within our theatrical community. In this setting, children can regularly showcase their theatrical activities in front of each other without having to wait for an end of term performance. This in turn builds their confidence so that they are ready to perform to a wider audience at show time.

In addition, we invite, at least once or twice per semester, guest scientists 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 | $223.60 per semester
Times: 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Dates: Sept 17 - Dec 17
Tuesday Program | $223.60 per semester
Times: 4:50 - 6:00 PM
Dates: Sept 20 - Dec 20

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS (AGES 10-13)

Unlike other theatre companies, we facilitate small groups allowing kids the opportunity of showcasing their ideas and talents in front of each other without having to wait for an end of term performance. Our inclusive methodology, fostering kindness and inclusion, empowers the Players to succeed and flourish on their own terms resulting in original outstanding performances,

Guest scientists are invited at least once or twice per semester to workshop with the Players on themes related to the upcoming show. These visits encourage the kids to voice their thoughts and add ideas as part of the rehearsal process.

Saturday Program | $275.20 per semester
Times: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dates: Sept 17 - Dec 17

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS 4 (AGES 13-17+)

Unlike other theatre companies older Players begin to have the opportunity to act as group leaders and mentors as well as continuing to create and devise theatre within their own program, layering on and deepening our theatrical community.

Our no audition policy coupled with the belief that all kids have a great or needed story to tell is delivered via the program using our inclusive methodology that encourages everyone to add their thoughts, ideas and creativity to the stories being told.

Guest scientists are invited at least once or twice per semester to workshop with the Players on themes related to the upcoming show. These visits support the Players by adding knowledge and depth to the work being created and devised.

Saturday Program | $275.20 per semester
Times: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Dates: Sept 17 - Dec 17

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