Children

​Chickenshed Players 1 (ages 6-8)

At Chickenshed NYC, everyone can contribute their ideas and gifts regardless of circumstance or background. Our philosophy fosters inclusion, compassion and kindness, out of which emerges the kind of vibrant and unforgettable experience that can only come from the transformative power of theatre.

Our theme for the Winter and Spring semester programs is “How to Make A Better World,”’ based on the book of the same name by Artistic Ambassador Keilly Swift. Each week, our youngest Chickenshed Players come together and take part in fun, participatory and creative sessions led by experienced Teaching Artists. Cocooned within this nurturing and safe environment, the children begin their journey of inclusive theatre-making through activities involving storytelling, movement, music, puppetry and American Sign Language (ASL). Our high Teaching Artist-to-student ratio allows for us to facilitate small group projects while establishing the foundations for strong relationships within our theatrical community. Each semester culminates with a sharing of our work, giving all the Players a chance to take part in a theatrical experience - be it online or in-person when conditions allow.

Become a member

​Chickenshed Players 2 (ages 9-12)

Our no-audition approach to creating original work through storytelling, song and movement is like nothing else in NYC. The Chickenshed Players process focuses on empowering each participant to share their individual creativity and strengths, so that they cultivate and evolve a “theatre family” of peers who have different backgrounds, abilities, and talents.

Our theme for the Winter and Spring semester programs is “How to Make a Better World,”’ based on the book of the same name by Artistic Ambassador Keilly Swift. Through a range of theatrical projects that include storytelling, music, signing and movement, Players will embark upon the creation and development of a new musical. Supported, empowered and encouraged by the Teaching Artists, our Players are part of the inclusive creative process, nurturing their energy and enthusiasm into a real sense of ownership over their endeavors. Guest artists from time to time are invited to share their expertise and encourage questions and thoughts from the Players . Each term concludes with a performance, which may be online or in-person, as conditions allow. This program encourages Players to build and foster relationships with their peers, in turn strengthening a theatrical community that is so much part of the magic of Chickenshed!

Become a member

how to be a chickenshed player

1 Register

Register your child/ren and pay an annual $50 per child refundable registration fee.

2 Two Trial Classes

Look for an email confirming receipt of payment, along with a confidential questionnaire. Answering the questionnaire is essential for the safety and enjoyment of your child/ren. Once submitted you will be sent an invite for your child/ren to join the next two classes as a trial period.

3 Confirmation

At the end of the second class, if your child/ren would like to become a Player you will be asked to complete enrollment and pay the semester fee/s after which you will be sent a confirmation email with access to your child/ren’s membership portal.

Fall 2020

Chickenshed Players 1 (Ages 6-8)

Saturday Program | $400 per semester
Times: 11:00 - 11:45am
Dates: Sept 26th through Dec 19th
Performance on Dec 12th
No workshop on Nov 28th
Online

* For Scholarships, follow instructions
at registration

Winter 2021

Chickenshed Players 1 (Ages 6-8)

Wednesday Program | $225 per semester
Times: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Dates: Jan 13th through Mar 10th
Performance on Mar 10th (details T.B.A)
Online

Saturday Program | $250 per semester
Times: 11:00 - 11:45am
Dates: Jan 9th through Mar 13th
Performance on Mar 13th (details T.B.A)
Online

*For Scholarships, follow instructions
at registration

Spring 2021

Chickenshed Players 1 (Ages 6-8)

Wednesday Program | $225 per semester
Times: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Dates: Apr 5th through Jun 2nd
Performance on Jun 2nd (details T.B.A)
Online and in-person

Saturday Program | $250 per semester
Times: 11:00 - 11:45am
Dates: Apr 3rd through Jun 5th
Performance on Jun 5th (details T.B.A)
Online and in-person

*For Scholarships, follow instructions
at registration

Fall 2020

Chickenshed Players 2 (Ages 9-12)

Saturday Program | $475 per semester
Times: 12:30 - 1:45pm
Dates: Sept 26th through Dec 19th
Performance on Dec 12th
No workshop on Nov 28th
Online
* For Scholarships, follow instructions
at registration

Chickenshed Players 2 (Ages 9-12)

Winter 2021

Wednesday Program | $225 per semester
Times: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Dates: Jan 13th through Mar 10th
Performance on Mar 10th (details T.B.A)
Online

Saturday Program | $300 per semester
Times: 12:30 - 1:45pm
Dates: Jan 9th through Mar 13th
Performance on Mar 13th (details T.B.A)
Online

*For Scholarships, follow instructions
at registration

Chickenshed Players 2 (9-12)

Spring 2021

Wednesday Program | $225 per semester
Times: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Dates: Apr 5th through Jun 2nd
Performance on Jun 2nd (details T.B.A)
Online and in-person

Saturday Program | $300 per semester
Times: 12:30 - 1:45pm
Dates: Apr 3rd through Jun 5th
Performance on Jun 5th (details T.B.A)
Online and in-person

*For Scholarships, follow instructions
at registration

"I HAVE HAD MORE FUN IN TWO CLASSES THAN I'VE HAD IN YEARS"

- Hayley, age 13

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