ANDTheatre Company

ANDTheatre Company

Acting
Midtown, New York, New York
(138 Reviews)

Artistic New Directions (AND) is a theater company dedicated to developing new works for performance -- plays, solo shows, acts and whatever else talented people might do to engage an audience. AND offers artists of all levels the opportunity to acquire new skills as well as develop, workshop and produce projects.

As a large number of our members have experience improvising, there is a special interest in works and formats derived from the pioneering explorations by Viola Spolin, Paul Sills and Del Close. Written projects exclusive of improvisation are also encouraged and welcome. 

AND supports performing artists and their projects from inspiration through perspiration to production by providing rehearsal and performance space, offering educational opportunities with world-class teachers and mentors at subsidized prices, and helping actors, writers, directors and designers find and collaborate with each other.

Mission

  • To develop and present new theatrical works in fully staged productions that ignite the theatergoer’s mind, heart and imagination; productions that strike out in artistic new directions.
  • To build and sustain a community of theatre artists and their collaborators;
  • To provide that community with artistic and technical resources from inspiration to production;
  • To explore and expand the possibilities of improvisation as a performing skill and as a means of creating scripted works.

  • Sample list of projects produced and/or developed through AND


  • A Life in Her Day written and performed by Hilary Chaplain
  • A Time to Dance and Lilia! written and performed by Libby Skala
  • Bluff and Immoral Imperatives by Jeffrey Sweet
  • Buon Natale, Bruno written and performed by Terianne Falcone
  • Church and Oil written and performed by Gary Austin
  • Look Me in the Eyes written by Margo Hammond
  • Love Games and Wash & Dry by Kristine Niven
  • Sophie Tucker Project written and performed by Carol Fox Prescott
  • That Dorothy Parker written and performed by Carol Lempert
  • Notes: When arriving at the location, please look for "AND" on the monitors or ask the front desk for "AND".If your class requires headshots and/or resumes, please send all materials to [email protected]

    Reviews of ANDTheatre Company

    (138 Reviews)
    Free Improv Workshop

    3/18/2018
    Anonymous

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Really fun class and the instructor was engaging and welcoming! They are very strict about not letting people who arrive a bit late participate, which was disappointing since I came with a friend. I understand their policy but with such a small group, it would have been easy to be a bit more flexible. Because we weren't able to fully participate, we ended up leaving early.

    Free Improv Workshop

    3/14/2018
    Sergio G.

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Dave is amazing.

    Free Improv Workshop

    2/28/2018
    Sandhya P.

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    That was really a great experience. Nice to meet people and laugh with them even everybody was new to each other. Instructor Scotty is great and he know the simple way of explaining the things. I will join this kind of classes again n again and recommend people to go for it

    Free Improv Workshop

    2/23/2018
    keren S.

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    The class was great. I learned so much and cant wait for the next one.

    Free Improv Workshop

    1/3/2018
    Katie K.

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Loved it!

    Free Improv Workshop

    11/16/2017
    Sasha K.

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Never done any improv before and this was a perfect and fun intro.

    Free Improv Workshop

    11/16/2017
    Anonymous

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Really enjoyed that this class was for all levels in a comfortable and non intimidating environment

    Free Improv Workshop

    8/4/2017
    Anonymous

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Love it! Learned so much and everyone in the class was so welcoming! Plan on going again.

    Free Improv Workshop

    7/20/2017
    Anonymous

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Irene was great. She made me feel comfortable and created a nice space for everyone to be themselves. I messed up a few times but everyone supported me.

    Free Improv Workshop

    6/29/2017
    Anonymous

    Attended: Free Improv Workshop


    Always love Scotty Watson's class.

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    244 W 54th St 12th Fl, New York, New York 10019
    ANDTheatre Company
    Midtown, Manhattan
    244 W 54th St 12th Fl
    Btwn 8th Ave & Broadway
    New York, New York 10019

    Upcoming Classes at ANDTheatre Company

    Pay-What-You-Can Improv Workshop
    Pay-What-You-Can Improv Workshop
    Next start date:

    Tuesday Oct 29th, 6pm - 7pm

    Move It or Lose It
    Move It or Lose It
    Next start date:

    Tuesday Oct 29th, 7pm - 9pm

    Teachers at ANDTheatre Company

    Adrienne Cooper Angela Dohrman Antonia Perez Caspar Schjelbred Christina Myers David Razowsky David Marx David Marx & Irene Carroll David Marx, Irene Carroll, Scotty Watson & Occasional Guest Instructors Emily Louick Emmanuel Elpenord Gabrielle Maisels Gabrielle Maiseles Gary Austin Gene Santarelli Irene Carroll Irene Carroll, Steve Thornton & Scotty Watson Jan Descartes Johann Kerr, Joe Burgess & Tim Campbell Johnny Harkins Joseph Gallo Josephine Bellaccomo Josephine Bellaccomo Julien Theresette Kristen Niven Kristine Niven Larry Rosen & John Prestianni Larry Rosen & Noel Katz Michael J. Gellman Mik Kuhlman Nicole Pandolfo Rachel Hamilton Rob Shulte Rupert Sheldrake, PHD Scotty Watson Scotty Watson and David Marx Scotty Watson, David Marx & Irene Carroll Stephen Thornton Tom McNamara
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