Teen Theater Summer Camp

Join a Teen Theater Camp like no other, in the heart of the East Village, for a true Downtown experience–where some of the most cutting edge theater is born!

From July 9 through August 3, The Theater at the 14th Street Y offers a four week theater camp that will engage teens interested in performance, writing, and design through unique programming that gives each student an opportunity to craft their own individual experience.

The curriculum is custom-crafted around each camper’s interest, experience level, and abilities. Campers work daily with professional artists, program administrators, and guest artists, gaining priceless insight into the craft through mentorship and experience with current working professionals.

Teens hone their artistic skills as they write, create, direct, and design their own theater pieces–spending full days in a beautiful theater used by some of NYC’s most imaginative creators. Together, they build a strong and diverse ensemble that speak to students of all backgrounds.

As an alternative to the performance based curriculum, Campers have the opportunity to choose a Technical Theater focus. Technical Theater students will work with a resident designer to design, build, and run the production.

Our camp is divided into two week sessions:
  • Theater Lab
  • Musical Theater Lab

Each camp session culminates in a full-scale production in the 14th Street Y’s professionally equipped black box theater. These sessions can be taken separately or you can join us for the full four weeks.



Sign up for four weeks of Teen Theater Summer Camp! You get to work with the full TTSC staff, guest artists, two final performances, and more inside of Theater Lab and Musical Theater Lab and our Tech Lab option!

Teens who sign up for four weeks also receive 14Y membership for the duration of their program, which offers access to our pool, gymnasium, and fitness center.


Technical Theater Lab Track

Are you more interested in being behind the scenes? You’re in luck! Here at the 14th Street Y Teen Theater Camp, we are providing a unique opportunity to work on set design, lighting design, costume design and more for our Teen Theater Camp shows! You will be learning from Technical Director Kryssy Wright not only the technical side of things, but what it means to form a cohesive design plan, work with budgets and timelines, and be part of a team. In addition to working on the sets and costumes for the Camp Show you will still get to attend any guest classes and other programming your fellow campers get.

On our website, sign up for which Lab you want to be a part of (or all four weeks!) and we will be in touch, to find out your interest in the Technical Theater Lab!



Teen Theater Camp Artistic Director/Musical Theater Lab Director: Sharone Halevy
Theater Lab Lead Teaching Artist: David Stallings
Technical Director/Resident Designer: Kryssy Wright

For more information or to inquire about scholarships, please contact Sharone Halevy at SHalevy@14streety.org