Artistic Programs

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. Our no-audition policy empowers all of our Players to contribute their ideas and creativity as they collaborate to produce remarkable theatre.

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS 1 (AGES 5-7)

Young Players have fun with theatrical games, singing, dancing, puppetry, storytelling, and basic American Sign Language, under the guidance and support of professional Teaching Artists. Using their imaginations children dive into all aspects of theatre through playful activities. These focus on encouraging creativity and building confidence as children begin to explore the performing space around them.

This program is the bridge from Adventures from The Shed to Chickenshed Players 2 and as such 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 | $180 per semester prorated at the time of joining
  • Times: 11:00 - 11:45AM
  • Dates: Mar 26 - Jun 18 (11 workshops)

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CHICKENSHED ​PLAYERS 2 (AGES 7-10)

Children rehearse the musical adaptation of the book The Tigon and the Liger to be performed in 14Y Theater in June. Our no-audition approach empowers every child to have a wonderful show experience and the rehearsal process allows Players to add their ideas to movement and choreography as well learn some ASL (American Sign Language) that is incorporated into the show.

Our inclusive methodology uses a high Teaching Artist-to-student ratio to facilitate small group projects and establishes the foundations for strong relationships within our theatrical community.

  • Saturday Program | $220 per semester prorated at the time of joining
  • Times: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Dates: Mar 26 - Jun 18 (11 workshops)

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CHICKENSHED ​PLAYERS (AGES 10-13)

Players rehearse a new musical adaptation of the book The Tigon and the Liger to be performed in 14Y Theater in June. Working in small groups kids will add their ideas and creativity into the movement and choreography.

This production centers on the natural world and demonstrates how art and science are not only compatible fields but can also enhance each other.

Led by talented professional Teaching Artists, our no-audition approach allows everyone to take part and enjoy a successful show experience.

  • Saturday Program | $250 per semester prorated at the time of joining
  • Times: 12:30 - 2:00PM
  • Dates: Mar 26 - Jun 18 (11 workshops)

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​CHICKENSHED PLAYERS 4 (AGES 13-17+)

Teens bring their individual creativity and strengths to rehearse a musical adaptation of the book The Tigon and the Liger to be performed in 14Y Theater in June.

Using the original characters from the book as a jumping off point, this new production has added elements of the natural world and the risks to our planet demonstrating how science and art can influence and inform each other in the performing arts arena. Players will have the opportunity to incorporate their ideas into the movement and choreography as they rehearse this newly-devised show.

  • Saturday Program | $250 per semester
  • Times: 12:30 - 2:00PM
  • Dates: Mar 26 - Jun 18 (11 workshops)

Register now