Chickenshed is built on the notion of inclusive participation with the belief that everyone can contribute their ideas and gifts regardless of circumstance or background.
Chickenshed’s no-audition approach to creating original work using storytelling, song and movement is like nothing else in NYC. Our process focuses on each child’s individual creativity and strengths, and cultivates a “theatre family” of peers with different backgrounds, abilities, and talents. The kids work closely with professional Teaching Artists to collaborate and express their ideas, resulting in high-quality theatrical work. Our philosophy fosters inclusion, compassion and kindness, resulting in a vibrant and unforgettable experience.
Chickenshed Players 3 (ages 13+)
In developing their skills in inclusive performance, our Players have the opportunity to immerse themselves in exciting new projects. Many of our Players exercise their group mentoring skills as part of our support team in the younger CP groups in addition to their performance work. As they get to work with more of Chickenshed’s artistic team, they will find themselves experiencing a wider range of activities and training.