The Vampire Cowboys to Mentor Students Grades 6-12 in IRT Theater's Westside Experiment, 7/7-19
The Vampire Cowboys will be the resident teaching artists this summer for IRT Theater's Westside Experiment, a teen acting laboratory that pairs students with professional theater artists to learn about their craft and create an original piece of theater together.
With the Vampire Cowboys, students will explore and learn physical acting technique, stage combat, voice, and moment-to-moment acting choices. Over the course of the two-week lab, the students will use what they've learned to devise an original piece of theater together to present in a public performance at the end of the lab on July 19th. No prior acting experience necessary. Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!
Students and teachers alike have raved about IRT's Westside Experiment. Joy Leonard, the Girls' Program Director of New Settlement Apartments called the program, "genuine, gentle, surprising and playful. I loved having the opportunity to expose my students to a stripped down yet powerful theatre made by others their own age." Claudia Mallea, a student from last summer, added: "I've gone from being a kid who wants to do something to a kid who is able to do something."
This summer's teaching artists will be headed up by Qui Nguyen, the Co-Artistic Director of the Vampire Cowboys, an OBIE Award winning "geek theatre" company that creates and produces new works of theatre based in action/adventure and dark comedy with a comic book aesthetic. www.vampirecowboys.com
IRT Theater's Westside Experiment will run this summer from July 7 - 19, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 3pm each day. The lab will culminate in a public performance on July 19th, 2014. Tuition is $600 per student, with tuition assistance for qualified applicants. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-206-6875 to sign up, or visit us at www.irttheater.org for more information.
Check out a promo video for the Westside Experiment below!