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Join our 2014/15 company!

Downtown Art is launching its new season and seeking teens for two projects:’Selma ’65’ and the Academy of Creative Engagement and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’  Auditions begin September 11th, 2015.  For info and appointments, checkout www.downtownart.org  

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a kosher chicken market….

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We’re not the first to dance in the LES streets

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The Meaning of Meat

This weekend we open our new musical in the streets – THE GREAT STRUGGLE FOR CHEAP MEAT – another Lower East Side story told with original music.  This time we’re telling the passionate, comic, heartfelt saga of the 1902 Kosher … Continue reading

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New Season!

In 2012/13, Downtown Art will produce two original works: ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘The Meat Rebellion.’ (These are working titles for the projects and may be updated.) In addition, Downtown Art will present staged readings of plays developed by The … Continue reading

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the warrior inside – intro to stage combat

When I was 18, I got introduced to ‘stage combat’ through my theater training program at NYU.  It was the most fun I’d ever had.  Suddenly, I was no longer a 5’3″ small female person but a force to be … Continue reading

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“Why see work by a teen playwright?” – FAQ

I’m afraid this will be like a school exercise. It won’t.  Downtown Art is a theater known for our inventive imagination, our creativity.  There’s nothing dull or institutional about us or our young writers. How can it be good when … Continue reading

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