This summer- our first Teen camp is coming to the 14th Street Y!
The 14th Street Y’s artist fellow program, LABA, the National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture, joins with top downtown theater talent to offer a unique teen theater experience in the heart of New York’s East Village.
Only blocks from where Jonathan Larson was inspired to create his modern day Bohemian characters from Rent, the 14th Street Y is the home of a state of the art black box theater and arts program. Also a home for innovative Off-Off Broadway theater companies, the 14th Street Y is joining with some of our community partners to bring the downtown theater experience to New York teens.
For two weeks, teens will study with Theater experts from a variety of fields and perspectives. LABA artists will bring their experience with ancient texts, providing inspiration for contemporary work to the teens in a series of workshops. Programming by Amas Musical Theatre, MCC Theater, and Red Fern Theatre Company will provide discipline-specific instruction in the areas of musical theater, acting, playwriting and theater for social justice (or Tzedek).
Teens will be able to customize their program with the choice of classes and focus. TTSI is the only summer program where teens can get a variety of expert instruction from award-winning theater companies, plus cultural programming from innovative 14th Street Y artists, in one place.
While we incorporate Jewish Values, you do not need to be Jewish to attend! Our programming is open to all who wish to participate, and all LABA programs take place in a non-denominational, non-religious setting.
Teens participating in the TTSI will receive a Summer Teen Membership to the 14th Street Y, which includes more than 40 fitness classes a week, and access to our gym and pool.
All registration forms are available : www.14streety.org/teens.
Or to get a registration packet, you can email or call the Institute office:
Manager, LABA and The Theater