Chickenshed NYC Tales from the Shed

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What is Chickenshed NYC?

Chickenshed NYC is an American cousin of London’s Chickenshed Theatre Company, which has over 40 years been a leader in creation of inclusive theatre for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

We are pleased to bring Chickenshed’s inclusive methodology to New York, where children of all abilities and backgrounds can come together to create, learn and perform.

In Fall 2018, Chickenshed launched Early Childhood programs: Tales Away and Tales from the Shed.
We are currently planning to launch our Children’s Theatre Program in Fall of 2019.

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Tales from the Shed

Tales is our much-loved interactive show for 0-6 year olds, featuring dancing, music, puppets and more. We invite children and parents alike to sing, dance and play along with characters like Lion Down and the colorful Blurgh puppets.

For ticket information click here

Tales Away

We partnered with some Manhattan schools to bring our programs to Twinparks Montessori, Cassidy’s Place, Gillen Brewer School and Wetherby-Pembridge.

For information on bringing Tales Away to your school, contact Cyndi

Meet some of the cast from Tales From The Shed

Meet Blurgh
Meet Preston
Meet Kingsly
Meet Yo-Hawn

Children’s Theater

In the Fall of 2019, Chickenshed NYC will launch a semester-based weekly theatre workshop program for elementary school children. In these sessions, all aspects of theatre are explored through play and interactive performance. Children will have an opportunity to perform for family and friends at the end of the program.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list regarding this program, please email us at [email protected]



Who we are

  • Elaine Finkletaub President, Chickenshed NYC
    Elaine 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 General Manager
    Elliot has more than 20 years of experience in advising and managing not-for-profit organizations, including Royal Shakespeare Company America, for which he serves as Secretary.  He has also co-produced several Broadway shows.
    Contact Elliot

  • Cyndi Steele Harrod Artistic Director
    Cyndi is an actress, teacher, director and producer and a mother of a child with mixed abilities.
    Contact Cyndi

  • Adrian Bumpas Associate Artistic Director
    Adrian is a New York-based actress and teaching artist who was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She is following her love of opening the theatre doors to children.
    Contact Adrian

  • Neil Simpson Marketing and Communications Director
    Neil is a UK based team member and has two children who are part of Chickenshed there. He has a background in advertising as a Creative Director with international advertising agencies.
    Contact Neil

  • Nathalie Ginvert Head of Special Projects
    Nathalie is a UK based team member. She 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

  • Olena Kushch Head of Marketing
    Olena has over 10 years of experience in advertising & marketing. She is a cross-cultural business consultant, performer and NYC mom. Contact Olena

  • Victoria Ungvarsky Marketing & Social Media Manager
    Victoria is a theatrical marketing and producing consultant, with experience in both commercial and non-profit theatre. Contact Victoria

  • Sandy Dirkx Operations Manager
    Sandy has has an extensive background in theatre, education, and administration. As co-founder/director of a diverse NYC after-school program, she brings experience working with children, families and nonprofit Organizations.
    Contact Sandy

  • Laura Lindner-Bass Membership & Impact Coordinator
    Laura has more than 30 years of experience working with children and families as an educator, interventionist, staff/parent trainer and inclusion specialist.  She is a mother of three, NY based and an avid patron of the arts.
    Contact Laura
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Support Chickenshed NYC

Chickenshed NYC needs your help to bring life-changing inclusive theatre to New York. Click here to support an educational theatre program for all children.

Donate to Chickenshed NYC

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Chickenshed NYC operates under The American Friends of Chickenshed charity, a U.S. 501(c)(3) organization registered with EIN No. 30-0099170.

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