My name is Becky Skoff, and I am the Managing Director of the Theater and Community Arts Initiatives here at the 14th Street Y. And I have a confession to make… I miss the stage. That might seem silly, since I am in the Theater every day, but I keep remembering high school and college, and those magical moments of performing in a show. Those were some of the greatest moments of my life. Since college ended and I became a working professional, however, there just hasn’t been a chance for me to act in a show again- just for fun… UNTIL NOW.
I just signed up to perform in a show with an amazing group of people, right here at the 14th Street Y. And you can too- No Audition Required.
The 14th Street is partnering with the AfterWork Theater Project, an innovative recreational theater company. This exciting relationship gives you, our adult Y members, an opportunity to perform in our Theater.
Participants in the Project pay a reasonable tuition fee in exchange for expert instruction, and an unforgettable experience. No audition is necessary– everyone is welcome to be a part of the project. Y Members receive a 20% discount from AfterWork’s regular tuition fees! (Space is limited, don’t wait!)
I sat down with AfterWork Founder and Artistic Director Evan Greenberg to find out more…
Why should Y members sign up for AfterWork?
Y members should sign up for AfterWork Theater because the experience offers ridiculous amounts of fun while bonding tightly with cast mates throughout the incredible process of mounting a show. This is a stress-free environment so whether you’re performing for the first time ever or you’re a seasoned veteran you can escape your everyday life through the sheer joy of being on stage.
You have an ambitious season coming up here at the 14th Street Y! What led to adding all this programming?
Our commitment is to provide the opportunity for anyone who wants to participate in a show. That said, different people want to participate in different types of shows. We’re adding programs that satisfy the multitude of performance requests we’ve received since launching AWTP.
Why is AfterWork partnering with the 14th Street Y?
The three qualities that AfterWork Theater is committed to fostering are fun, community, and creative self-expression. We recognized that these qualities seemed abundant at the 14th Street Y so we were attracted to the idea of partnership.
What age are most of your company members?
Our members really run the gamut from 18-year-old recent high school graduates to a 72-year-old married couple that never set foot on stage before their participation in last seasons’ production of RENT.
So join me and fulfill a dream on our stage this winter. Click here for more information and to register today.
Still Have Questions? Call Becky Skoff at 646-395-4322. I can’t wait to talk to you!