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Showcase & Performance

Musical/JAZZ Demonstration

The Neighborhood Playhouse has a long standing tradition reaching back to its original roots at the Henry Street Settlement House of demonstrations of work including music, dance, and voice. The second year Song Interpretation/Music II teacher, Mr. Douglas Cohen, creates a musical entertainment specifically tailored to the class and complete with costumes, set, and accompanist. The evening opens with a demonstration of Jazz Dance teacher Mr. Gary Gendell choreography designed to demonstrate the work the students are doing in his class. Students rehearse both in and out of class for a period of approximately seven weeks. Friends and family are invited to this special evening, which generally takes place at the end of February.

NP Musical Demonstration Class of 2015: 'Love Changes Everything'

Full cast photo of Neighborhood Playhouse  Musical Demonstration in  2015 - Kevin Cristaldi Photography

 

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

In the spring, all of our graduating students participate in our Showcase for industry professionals including agents, managers, directors, and more. While there are no guarantees in the world of acting, the Industry Showcase has helped to launch the careers of many of our graduating students and frequently results in the students booking meetings, auditions and subsequent work.

The annual Industry Showcase takes place on the stage of the Rita Morgenthau Theatre at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, 340 E. 54th Street, NYC, NY 10022.

Class of 2019 (Photography by Kevin Cristaldi)

 Photo of a flyer promoting The Neighborhood Playhouse Class of  2019 Industry  Showcase on  March 13, 1029.  The flyer contains professional headshots of the whole class of 2019.

 

Final Plays

Here at The Neighborhood Playhouse we continue the tradition of providing our graduating acting students with the chance to put into practice all their disciplined training and hard work by performing in a fully realized theatrical production.  These plays are performed in the Rita Morgenthau Theatre in the spring of the second year just prior to graduation. They are directed by professional directors and rehearsed for approximately five weeks. Sets and costumes are designed and created by professional technical staff assisted by first year students. These are off-Broadway caliber events and open to the public. The work that the actors do, both in rehearsal and performance, provides a perfect opportunity for creative growth and a chance for the well-trained, conservatory student to put into professional practice all the skills and knowledge they have learned here at The Playhouse. The plays are chosen from a wide range of material with an eye on best serving the class. Past producitons have included works by many well known playwrights including: Tennessee Williams, Horton Foote, Wendy Wasserstein, William Inge, John Guare, Tina Howe, Edward Allan Baker, Beth Henley, Arthur Schnitzler, George Bernard Shaw, William Shakespeare and many more. In some instances we have comissioned known playwrights to create works specifically for our students. The Final Plays at The Neighborhood Playhouse are a wonderful experience for all and the perfect way to transition from conservatory to the professional world of acting.  

CHECK OUT OUR PLAYBILL PROGRAM!!!

Image of the Playbill of the Final Plays, Starring the class of 2019

THE DEATH OF A MINER

By Paula CIZMAR

Directed by Carmen Lamar Daehler

Promotional poster for a Final Play titled "The Death of a Miner" - By Paula Cizmar, Directed by Neighborhood Playhouse Faculty Member,  Carmen Lamar Daehler


OURSELVES ALONE

By ANNE DEVLIN

Directed by Caroline Kava

 Promotional poster for a Final Play titled "Ourselves Alone" by Anne Devlin,  directed by Playhouse Alum Caroline Kava


LOVE AND INFORMATION

By CARYL CHURCHILL

Directed by MEGAN CAMPISI & BLAKE HABERMANN

Promotional Poster for Final Play titled " Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Playhouse Faculty Members Megan Campisi and Blake Habermann

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COMING SOON: THE PLAYBILL PROGRAM 2019

Final Play 2015 "Iphigenia 2.0" by Charles L. Mee ~ Photo by Jason Russ (HeyMrJason Photography)

Photo of Final Play Titles "Iphigenia 2.0". Clytemnestra is played by Maria Jung).  Achilles is played by Ian Duff

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