Youth Artistic Instigators

The Youth Artistic Instigators brings together high school students from across the greater NYC area to create bold, activist theatre.

This free after-school program meets weekly under the expert guidance of NYTW Teaching Artists. At workshops and rehearsals, the ensemble collaborates to write and perform an original piece of theatre that responds to urgent current events, builds community and advocates for social justice—all while having fun in the process.

The Youth Artistic Instigators are:

  • Between the ages of 14-19 and currently enrolled in high school in the greater NYC area
  • Available for weekly in-person sessions between October 11, 2022-April 18, 2023
  • A strong interest in participating in the theatre arts, both through writing and performance
  • Committed to consistent attendance at in-person workshops and rehearsals
  • Curious, open-minded, willing to take risks, and interested in creating theatre to better understand our world and affect social change

No previous theatre experience is required, but enthusiasm for and commitment to the program are essential. Ensemble members will be selected through a group audition process. No preparation for the audition is needed, just attendance on the scheduled date.

FINAL CALL TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS HERE

2022/23 SEASON IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES

GROUP AUDITIONS
Tuesday, September 27, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Wednesday, September 28, 3:00 – 5:00PM
Sign-up for one of our audition dates by September 21, 2022

WEEKLY SESSIONS (Tuesdays, 4:00 – 6:00PM)
October: 11, 18, 25
November: 1, 15, 29
December: 6, 13, 20
January: 10, 17, 24, 31
February: 7, 14, 28 (No session during DOE’s mid-winter recess, 2/20 – 2/24)
March: 7, 14, 21, 28

INTENSIVE REHEARSALS (4:00 – 6:00PM)
April: 3, 4, 5

TECHNICAL REHEARSALS
April: 10, 11, 12, 13 (Week of NYC DOE Spring Break-Time TBD)

FINAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Friday, April 14 7pm
Saturday, April 15 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 16 2pm

FINAL SESSION
April 18

Questions? Contact Psacoya Guinn at youthinstigators@nytw.org or 646-957-9585. Check out the Youth Artistic Instigator Fall 2020 Spotify playlist and listen to the songs that have motivated our Instigators.