IRT’s Westside Experiment. Teen Acting Lab.

IRT’s Westside Experiment. Teen Acting Lab.

The Westside Experiment is a teen acting laboratory that pairs students with IRT’s resident artists to learn about their craft and create an original piece of theater together. This year’s artists include Improbable Stage Company and Zack Fine.

For Grades 6-12
Session 1: July 8-21, 2013 (Mon-Fri)
Session 2: July 22-Aug.4, 2013 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-3pm
Performances: Sun. July 21, 2013 and Sun. Aug. 4, 2013
Tuition: $600 per session (payable in cash or check)
Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants.

Check should be sent to: IRT Theater 154
Christopher st. 3B NY, NY 10014
Credit Card price: $621.99
Contact IRT: 212-206-6875

Lead instructor
Kourtney Rutherford is a member of Big Dance Theater, and enjoyed performing in a recent critically acclaimed production of Sibyl Kempson’s Ich, Kurbisgeist, in addition to rave reviews in their Bessie Award winning production of Comme Toujours Here I Stand, which has appeared in throughout France and in New York at The Kitchen, CUNY, The New Museum, and New York Live Arts in May of 2012. Kourtney also works with the groups Witness Relocation, Radiohole, and Half Straddle. As a theater educator, she has taught at Playwright Horizons Theater School, Edward R. Murrow High School, and served as a teaching artist at University Settlement. Kourtney currently teaches English and theater arts at The High School for Arts, Imagination, and Inquiry, which is in partnership with Lincoln Center Institute.

Teaching Artists
Stacy A. Donovan: An artist and teacher, Stacy has spent her career collaborating with artists of all generations, in many different areas of the country, professional and non-professional, & it is this collaboration that inspired the Improbable Stage Company, of which she is the founder and artistic director. In 2012, Stacy and her company were selected to plan and implement the theatre curriculum for a new public high school in Union Square, The Harvest School. Improbable Stage’s original works BOX (2010) and Listen . . .(2011) were developed in residency at IRT Theater. Stacy holds a BA in Theatre and an MA in English with a concentration in Dramatic Literature and Shakespeare, both from Columbia University.

Zachary Fine: Has taught at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab Jr., The Acting Company, Guthrie Theater, The 52nd Street Project and many festivals and theaters around the country. He was apprenticed for two years with Master Teacher Christopher Bayes, studying Clown and Commedia, and has substitute taught at Yale School of Drama and the Julliard School. He also taught Clown workshops around the country for The Acting Company and for the graduate Acting programs at The University of Tennessee and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. His solo clown show, Walled In, ran for a month long residency at IRT Theater in the fall of 2011.

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