A big and heartfelt thank you to all parent volunteers who helped greet families and sell concessions at the Vocal and MT callbacks over the weekend. It’s not too late to volunteer for the Drama and Middle School callbacks on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15. Volunteer here!
FOR SENIORS: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS!
For it’s 7th year, the American Theatre Wing is offering scholarships to high school seniors who are historically underrepresented in the theatre industry. Students can apply to study ANY aspect of theatre from stage management to arts administration, performance, design, etc. .
In addition to the $40,000 scholarship, recipients are given exclusive opportunities such as mentorships with. key industry players, participation in free master classes, panels for career advancement, and much more!
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 16th
LUCILLE LORTEL’S NYC PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL PLAYWRITING FELLOWSHIP
An exciting NYC ten-minute play festival partnership focused on sparking and showcasing youth creative voices. The contest culminates with an evening of staged readings with professional actors of these original student one-act plays.
Fellows will have:
- access to NYC professional playwright mentors
- their plays published in a Lortel Play anthology
- access to tickets to a Broadway show, and a certificate of recognition.
DEADLINE: January 2023
Join Us for our first Fridays at PPAS event!
PPAS Open Mic Night
Friday, October 21 – 6:30-8 pm
Bring a song, a monologue, a comedy routine, your artwork, a poem. Sign-up list outside the main office. $10 at the door for everyone. Concessions hosted by the senior class.
Stagedoor Manor is the preeminent theater camp in the United States. Located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, in Sullivan County, NY, Stagedoor has available several FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to attend their program next summer (2023).
What: Full scholarship to attend Stagedoor Manor.
Where: Loch Sheldrake, NY (2 1/2 hrs north of NYC).
When: Session #3, July 24th, to August 13th, 2023.
Who: High school musical theater students, grades 9 – 11.
Deadline: December 15th, 2022.
Notification of Acceptance: February 10th, 2023.
Manhattan Youth is excited to celebrate Juneteenth at an event on Pier 25, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, on Sunday, June 19th.
The celebration will include vendors, music, art, food, youth activities and more! Manhattan Youth wants to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth with the community.
As part of this event, MY would love to hear from the PPAS middle school students – especially what Juneteenth means to them. If your child would like to submit a creative expression, they would love to showcase it at the event. This can be a song or poem, an essay or story, a painting or photograph — all types of artistic expression are welcomed!
Submit student submissions. (Middle School Students Only)
If your child is interested in submitting their work, they have to submit it no later than Tuesday, June 14th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Matthew McGlennen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Performing Arts Conservatory introduces and cultivates a love of performing arts in third- to eighth-grade students (children ages 8 to 14) by emphasizing dedication, discipline, and enjoyment in dance and musical theater. Students are exposed to a multidisciplinary arts education while building our three core values of confidence, character, and community.
The Conservatory is devoted to delivering quality instruction in dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern and contemporary) and musical theater in a safe, nurturing, and fun-filled environment. Over the course of seven weeks each summer, students of all skill levels learn the magic of dance, stage presence, vocal technique, and ensemble work. Students also have opportunities to experience the rich artistic vibrancy of their city on local field trips.
The Conservatory’s multidisciplinary curriculum is taught by professional New York City-based artists and led by experienced artists and arts educators; our Dance Director has over 20 years of professional experience in teaching and performing and our Musical Theater Director is an arts educator and Broadway performer. Students receive additional support from an enthusiastic, talented, and dedicated team of youth counselors who combine a love of theater and dance with a desire to help young people achieve their highest potential.The Conservatory concludes with a showcase performance and celebration. Family, friends, and community members are invited to watch students share the fruits of their hard work throughout the summer.
Get more info and register.
The New York Teen Shakespeare Intensive is a two-week summer training program for young actors ages 15 to 19. Students delve deeply into Shakespeare’s works, characters, and language through a progressive program of physical movement training and character development techniques to prepare them with the fundamentals required for university and the professional acting arena.
For the third year in a row, the intensive is being presented in an online format. The program will run from July 11-July 22, culminating in an invited showcase on the final day. The classes will be held between 10am and 3pm EST on Zoom.
The program is able to offer three students from PPAS partial-tuition scholarships of $170.00 The recipients must be ambitious students in good academic standing that you and your colleagues recommend. The tuition has been adjusted for the online format from $2,350 to $850 USD. There are just a few spots left, and we want to make sure your students don’t miss out on this opportunity.
Additional information about the program can be found on their website: newyorkteenshakespeareintensive.com
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (914) 893-6617 or email email@example.com
Dive into the world of dance in this free weekend program! Learn and create new choreography in fun, supportive workshops led by professional artists, and attend performances by world-class dance companies. The program culminates in a final performance where teens work together to create and perform an original piece that showcases their creative styles and new skills.
With the end of the school year in sight, apply today for one of two remaining programs:
Word. Sound. Power. Intensive with Jade Charon: Mar 27, Apr 2, Apr 3, Apr 9, Apr 10
Deadline: Mar 13, 2022
DanceAfrica Intensive: May 26, May 28, Jun 4, Jun 5
Deadline: May 14, 2022
Get more information and apply now!
New Yorkers ages 14-18 who are passionate about civic engagement, voting, and democracy can apply to join the 2022 NYC Votes Youth Ambassador team! This paid opportunity will run from May-August, with an option to stay on through November 2022. Ambassadors will earn up to $175 per month for 10-15 hours of work. For the time being, this opportunity will be entirely remote, with a possibility for 2 days/week in person programming during the summer months. As we continue to face a global pandemic, the integrity and accessibility of our elections are at stake. Now more than ever we must work together to educate and mobilize our communities about the importance of civic engagement–especially at the local level.
NYC Votes Youth Ambassadors are a community of young people who care about our city and our democracy. Ambassadors will be expected to complete weekly tasks, long-term projects, and engage in regular meetings. The Ambassadors will be trained to become the next generation of community leaders in New York City. Participating in the program provides not only an opportunity to work alongside a city agency and learn more about voting and local government, but also to develop leadership, public speaking, and community organizing skills. Participants should be available from 5-7pm on Wednesdays for virtual team meetings, as well as 9-5pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the summer months for potential in-person programming.
Get more info and apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 25th at 5:00pm.