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:
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.
Click here to attend the 2022/23 Youth Artistic Instigators Final Performance.
2022/23 SEASON IMPORTANT PROGRAM DATES
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
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
Questions? Contact Psacoya Guinn at firstname.lastname@example.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.