This summer, The New Victory Theater introduces kids to the worlds of comedy, theater, and circus during New Victory Kids Weeks. Each one-week interactive session of play, learning, and exploration for kids ages 7–11 focuses on a different type of performance art, offering kids the flexibility to customize their summer experience with The New Victory based on their personalities and interests.
“This season we redesigned New Victory Kids Weeks to cater better to the passions and busy schedules of New York City kids to make it easy for any kid to have a performing arts experience with us this summer,” Lindsey Buller Maliekel, director of education/public engagement at The New Victory Theater, said in a press release. “Whether they want to focus on only one week of comedy, theater, or circus, or join us for all three weeks to get a well-rounded taste of performing arts, this new format will allow for that.”
New Victory Kids Weeks are designed to help kids, with no previous experience, discover new skills, hidden talents, and the thrill of performance—all while having fun and making new friends.
For Comedy Kids Week, July 14–18, kids who are aspiring comedians and comediennes will receive guidance in improvisation, joke-telling, character creation, clowning, and prop and physical comedy.
During Theater Kids Week, July 21–25, all the world’s a stage and the kids are the players as they explore acting, design, puppetry, dance, and improvisation.
At Circus Kids Week, July 28–Aug. 1, kids run away with the circus in a week of clowning, juggling, dance, theater games, and more. The New Victory Theater will also host a Circus Kids Week during NYC Public Schools’ Spring Break from April 14–18.
During each New Victory Kids Week, participants attend a live performance at The New Victory Theater; each week culminates in a showcase of new and exciting skills for family and friends. New Victory Kids Weeks run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are taught by a professional ensemble of New Victory Teaching Artists at the New 42nd Street Studios (where Broadway shows rehearse).
Enrollments for New Victory Kids Weeks are on sale now starting at $450 for members and $500 for nonmembers, with discounts offered when participating in more than one week or registering for more than one kid. Two registrations cost $810 for members and $900 for nonmembers; three registrations cost $1,080 for members and $1,200 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.newvictory.org/Workshops.aspx.
March 12, 2014