Chickenshed NYC at the 14Y
Chickenshed NYC is an inclusive theatre company for children and young people, whose mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre by fostering inclusion and integration that inspires positive change.
Chickenshed’s model of Inclusive Theatre is based in the belief that everyone can flourish when everyone is included and its members represent the mosaic of cultures, ethnicities, disabilities and identities that make up our world.
Core programs include: Adventures from The Shed, immersive live performances for preschoolers and their families, My Little Adventure, singing, movement and storytelling program for preschoolers, and Chickenshed Players (CP), no-audition theatrical workshops for kids and teens where the participants are led by professional theatre practitioners to create and devise the productions they perform.
Adventures from The Shed
Immersive, Inclusive Performances for Children Ages 2-5
Perfect for 2-5 years old Adventures from The Shed are lively immersive performances featuring puppetry, singing, dancing, storytelling and theatrical magic.
Each show follows a different theme that allow children to move, sing, and add their ideas to help the adventure unfold.
All performances include fun individual show backpacks and social distancing pods for kids and their families. All props and surfaces are cleaned in-between each show.
Chickenshed Players | Inclusive Theatre Workshops
January 2 – June 4
Chickenshed Players is a no-audition semester-long workshop and performance program. Our inclusive methodology empowers each Player to contribute their ideas, creativity and lived experiences as they work together to produce life changing theatre. Our process includes an element of science and we invite guest scientists and artists to workshop with the Players during the process. We take the intersection of science and art to explore how theatre can be a megaphone for science, and how science can inform the art we create.
My Little Adventures: Ages 2-5
Children have the opportunity to explore some of the elements that make up an Adventures from The Shed performance. Our talented team of theatre practitioners help the children create their own adventure using familiar songs, movement, props, dramatic play and some basic ASL (American Sign Language). Each week they meet popular puppets from our Adventures cast always adding that little bit more theatrical magic.
CP1: Ages 5-7
Through playful games and activities children dive into all aspects of theatre making to explore The Power of Space, the central theme for this semester.
CP 2: Ages 7-10 | CP 3: Ages 10-13 | CP 4: Ages 13-17+
This Winter and Spring Players create and devise a new juke box musical to be performed in June.
4 Minutes 28 Seconds is this semester’s new juke box musical to be devised by the Players. Inspired by the solar eclipse happening in New York on April 8 2024 children will have the opportunity to meet and work with guest scientists to explore the world of space as they create this exciting new show.
Our no-audition policy ensures that every participant can be part of the show without the pressure of an audition process.
Chickenshed Players Registration
14Y Members receive a 14% discount on program registration.