Chickenshed NYC is based on the belief that everyone can flourish when everyone is included.

It means that we don't use external labels that otherwise attempt to define our community Players. We treasure diversity and aim to build a theatrical community that is a cross-section of society. We avoid exclusionary mechanisms such as auditions, preferring instead to find talent in each and every participant.

Our aim is that if someone comes to a workshop or watches one of our performances, that they will feel welcome, and recognize someone just like themselves in the room or on the stage.

The power of inclusion is behind everything we do at Chickenshed NYC. By creating our own unique, inclusive environment and incredible theatrical experiences that challenges and inspires, we aim to create a better, more just society.

We know that when everyone is included, amazing things happen.