Through a special contract with the John F. Kennedy Center of the Arts, downtown’s IRT Theater is back this summer for highly original productions created by deaf, hard- of-hearing and hearing-abled tweens and teens. Deaf campers collaborate with hearing students of all experience levels who are interested in learning sign language and wish to partake in an innovative ensemble experience. Besides acting, improvisation and script writing, participants use mime, spoken word, dance, music and inventive storytelling to stage a production that offers a glimpse into the possibilities of theater when certain presumptions of point of view and language are left at the stage door. Ages 12–18.
|Venue name:||A Westside Experiment—Young Actor's Laboratory at IRT Theater||Contact:|
154 Christopher St
|Cross street:||between Greenwich and Washington Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq; A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4 St|
|Price:||July 3–8, 10–15: Mon–Sat 9am–3pm; $600/ week, tuition assistance available for deaf and hearing impaired students.|