Chickenshed is heading to New York! Chickenshed is heading to New York City! Chickenshed NYC is bringing the UK’s renowned and fully inclusive and transformative theatrical programming to the children of New York. Chickenshed NYC will include children from all abilities and from diverse economic, cultural, and social environments. Chickenshed NYC operates under The American Friends of Chickenshed charity, a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization registered with EIN No. 30-0099170. Pilot Demonstration Week, APRIL 23rd - 26th, 2018 During our pilot demonstration week, we plan to share Chickenshed’s vision of a society that enables everyone to flourish through the creation of outstanding, entertaining theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change. We will offer New Yorkers the opportunity to: Learn about our methods through a variety of hands-on workshops. Participate in after school workshop/rehearsals and an evening Showcase performance at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at NYC’s Symphony Space. Meet the US team and UK experts. During this week, we will demonstrate Chickenshed’s inclusive methodology to local children, families, arts and cultural leaders, philanthropists, and other stakeholders to discover our unique potential to create a theatrical community for children of mixed abilities and backgrounds. Subsequent to the Demonstration Week, Chickenshed NYC intends to launch after-school and weekend inclusive theater programs. First by sending a team of teaching artists and educator/leaders to a residential training program at London’s Chickenshed Theatre, and finally by initiating children's classes in New York city in the Fall of 2018. CONNECT WITH NYC The Chickenshed NYC leadership team has diverse skills and expertise: Elaine Finkletaub leads our team with more than a dozen years of experience as a Chickenshed UK parent and volunteer before relocating to New York in 2016. Elaine is also an entrepreneur. Contact Elaine. Elliot Fishman combines a legal background with more than 20 years of expertise in working with not-for-profit organizations, particularly those with relationships to overseas organizations. Contact Elliot. Michael Kurzrok is a parent with longtime involvement in the performing arts. He has a business background in finance and real estate. Contact Michael. Cyndi Steele Harrod is an actress, teacher, director and producer, and a mother of a child with mixed abilities. Contact Cyndi. Nathalie Ginvert is a UK based team member . Nathalie is involved with Chickenshed as both a parent and a volunteer. She has a background in television production and as an event coordinator. Contact Nathalie. Lisa Poelle is an early childhood education professional in NYC. She has a long history of working with children and youth theatre organizations as a parent, board member, producer, event coordinator, and administrator. Contact Lisa. Victoria Ungvarsky. Contact Victoria. Adrian Bumpas. Contact Adrian. Download Chickenshed NYC Info Deck Demonstration Week Schedule Monday, April 23 Tales From the Shed and Planet Play Riverside Montessori School 9:00am-12:00pm Teacher Training Session Riverside Montessori School 1:00-2:00pm Practitioner Workshop NYPL Main Branch @ Bryant Park 10:30am-12:00pm Childrens Theatre Workshop/Rehearsal Ethical Culture School 4:00-5:30pm Youth Theatre Workshop/Rehearsal Trevor Day School Lower campus 6:15-7:45pm Tuesday, April 24 Tales From the Shed and Planet Play Cassidy’s Place 9:00am-12:00pm Practitioner Workshop TADA! Youth Theatre 10:30am-12:00pm Childrens Theatre Workshop/Rehearsal Ethical Culture School 4:00-5:30pm Youth Theatre Workshop/Rehearsal Trevor Day School Lower Campus 6:15-7:45pm Wednesday, April 25 Tales From the Shed and Planet Play Bank Street Family Center 9:45am-12:00pm Practitioner Workshop NYPL Main Branch @ Bryant Park 10:30am-12:00pm Childrens Theatre Workshop/Rehearsal Ethical Culture School 4:00-5:30pm Youth Theatre Workshop/Rehearsal Trevor Day School Lower Campus 6:15-7:45pm Thursday, April 26 Rehearsal and Showcase Performance Peter Jay Sharpe Theatre at Symphony Space Rehearsal 4:00pm Doors Open, Cocktail & Nibbles Reception 6.15 pm Showcase 7:00pm Chickenshed NYC operates under The American Friends of Chickenshed charity, a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization registered with EIN No. 30-0099170.