We're in rehearsal.....
Fifteen young actors are working on an original adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS' - opens in February.
Eighteen young female actor/singers - 'The Bowery Birds' - are rehearsing 'THE WAISTMAKERS' OPERA' for Lower East Side History Month in May
Six DTA 'grads' are working on a complex staged reading of 'HIS GIRL FRIDAY' in which they share all the roles between them as part of our 'Reading American Films' series
and thirteen teens just started working on 13-year-old Leo Lion's original musical 'SIMPLE' for a staged reading in January
Ryan's directing all the projects and Mike's composing music for our upcoming project 'THE NEWS (1914 edition)' and rehearsing weekly with the Bowery Birds.
What DTA company members say about DTA:
“DTA is the greatest place and everything about it is amazing. It quickly becomes the greatest part of the week…. Once your show ends, you will be longing for the next year.” – Jake
“Whatever twist of fate brought you here, I can guarantee this will be one of the most fun, memorable, and strange experiences of your life. In this company, I have found more compassion, creativity, and a willingness to learn than I could have ever imagined. Please make the most of this experience by trying your best and putting yourself out there. We all have to try something new sometime – why not now?” – Michela
“DTA has been the most amazing experience in my life. Here, you can be yourself without being self conscious or afraid of what other people might think of you.” – Lemon
“Welcome to DTA. You will definitely grow as a person here. Rehearsals will be fun, tech week will be stressful, and it will all be worth it. Absorb and take everything in.” – Max
“It’ll be crazy. It will consume your life. But that’s okay. You’ll want it to. … It’ll be the best years of your life so far. Get ready.” – Oscar
“The people here are open, charming, quirky and absolutely stuffed to the seams with creative energy.” - Arianna
“I learned a lot about myself.. about what I am capable of. Being a DTA member makes me proud.” – Claritza
“Dear incoming Downtown Art member – you are so lucky… from me to you, the people you will meet here will be so surprisingly chill.. They quickly become your family – people you can trust in any situation.” – Izzy
“I wish I’d known about DTA sooner. It’s the one place where I can feel free and I’m sure you will find that as well. Work hard and believe in your company members and especially in yourself. Trust these people. I have grown as a person and as an actor and I think I have started to understand myself better through this experience. I hope you overcome the many fun yet challenging obstacles Ryan throws at you, but most of all I hope you find yourself - or a part of yourself - you didn’t know you had in you.” – Kamyn
Photos from 'Bowery Wars - Part 1'