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Age 14-18
Cost Free
Program type Weekend, After School
Meets Feb 4-May 17, 2017 Wednesday | 5:30 - 7:30 Pm Saturdays | 3:30 - 5:30 Pm
Contact us Info@Henrystreet.Org
Deadline Feb. 1, 2017


The Abrons supports the presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work. The Abrons cultivates artists in all stages of their creative development through educational programs and residencies.


Urban Youth Theater (UYT) is a performance laboratory for teens at Abrons Arts Center. Each year the company performs a season of originally devised works and re-interpretations of classical texts. Working under the direction of New York City-based directors, writers, and designers, UYT gives young performers the opportunity to participate in a pre-professional company. Participants must be dedicated, respectful of each other’s ideas, and willing to take artistic risks.

In the wake of the recent election, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre is partnering with Abrons Arts Center to generate a devised political theater piece. UYT’s spring production will explore documentary-style theatre under the direction of Jonathan McCrory, Director of Theatre Arts at NBT. The work will address the following questions: What do our youth think about the election process and results? What is democracy? What will America’s future look like? Through personal narratives and interviews, teens will be brought into the center of this political conversation and hopefully answering the question “When we vote, what and whom are we really voting for?”.

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