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WELCOME TO NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES!

New Visions/New Voices (NV/NV) is a rigorous after-school theatre training program for high school students in the New York City metropolitan area. It is the only after-school program in the United States to exclusively focus on the techniques of stage direction as a lens into exploration -- empowering students with creative skill-building, personal agency, and leadership techniques to discover, trust, speak, and amplify their personal voice and visions of the world around them. 

Students have the opportunity to work with professional actors and directors throughout the course, to help them manifest their creative growth. The lessons taught in NV/NV can spark future career interest in theatre, other creative industries, or non-artistic professions -- law, medicine, marketing, politics, science, and more -- where the tools learned are directly applicable and essential.


New Visions/New Voices is offered at no cost to the student.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-2022 course will meet digitally and in-person (at The Drama League). Transportation will be provided to/from The Drama League. Participation will require a computer, webcam, and the internet. If you do not have these materials please contact Nilan, Associate Artistic Director at education@dramaleague.org, and materials will be made available for you.


Please take a moment to watch the work of our most recent student artists. New Vision/New Voices does...Shorts Showcase.


PROGRAM

Expand your ability to... 

Comprehend. Question. Articulate. 

YOUR IDEAS!!!


New Visions/New Voices gives students the power and ability to critically analyze, and respond to, multiple perspectives. Through understanding the power inherent in one's own perspective, one can influence and meaningfully impact a community and the world at large. 

Throughout the course, students will be in conversation with directors, actors, and other arts professionals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, film, and television to deepen their critical thinking and express their inner visions. 

Students, under the guidance of a Master Directing Teacher and Teaching Artists, will be learning techniques and exercises to write and direct scenes and monologues with working professional artists. This immersion into "how one makes art" broadens and refines their own aesthetics, while "pulling back the curtain" on the realities of a career in the cultural sector. During the final weeks of the program, students will be writing their own monologues and/or scenes to direct. All students will have the chance to see their work realized in a work-in-progress showing.

Please take a moment to watch the work of our most recent student artists. New Vision/New Voices does...Shorts Showcase.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-2022 course will meet digitally and in-person (at The Drama League). Participation will require a computer, webcam, and the internet. Transportation will be provided to/from The Drama League.


ELIGIBILITY

  • This program is open to all enrolled high school students across the five boroughs. Students outside of New York City need to email Nilan, Associate Artistic Director at education@dramaleague.org before applying. 
  • Students will need to abide to the New Visions/New Voices 2021-2022 Calendar (Click here)
  • Classes will be held: October 27, 2021 - April 27, 2022
    All Classes meet on WEDNESDAYS from 4-6pm, All Saturdays in April 2022 are held for rehearsals (times TBA)
  • All students applying to the program this cycle must be vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination for all in-person classes and events. Please note that all Drama League Staff and Guest Artists are vaccinated. 
  • 2nd Annual New Visions/New Voices does...SHORTS will be held on June 1, 2022 at 7pm

To participate, students will have to turn in signed approval from their parent/guardian once offered a spot in the program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-2022 course will meet digitally and in-person (at The Drama League). Participation will require a computer, webcam, and the internet. Transportation will be provided to/from The Drama League.   


HOW TO APPLY
Applications Open: September 27, 2021
Application EXTENDED Deadline: October 25, 2021, at 11:59pm

The application may take up to 15-20mins. It consists of a few general questions about yourself and a couple of short essay questions.

CONTACT
For questions or concerns please contact Nilan, Associate Artistic Director at education@dramaleague.org or leave a voicemail at 212-244-9494 x116

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