Our CO/LAB:kids programming is a new series of programs specifically designed for actors ages 9-13. It currently includes a series of single workshops in different theater disciplines, and summer theater camp that creates an original piece of theater.
THEATER TOPICS for kids CLASSES
Developed and taught by our Teaching Artists, Theater Topics Classes are single classes that explore a particular aspect of theater-making. The focus of these workshops varies from session to session, and can be attended without any prerequisite classes. Registration for these workshops is now open — register today!
GUEST ARTIST SERIES
Our Guest Artist Series is an opportunity for the CO/LAB community and the professional NYC theater community to work together. Professional NYC-based artists will come to CO/LAB and teach workshops in their special area of expertise. Past workshops have included devised theater and Balinese shadow puppetry. Guest artist workshops will be listed as they are scheduled.
Camp BlueLAB is a collaboration between CO/LAB and the nonprofit theater group Bluelaces Theater Company. Bluelaces creates highly interactive, sensory-based theatrical experiences for people of all ages living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental differences. Like CO/LAB, Bluelaces believes that all individuals, regardless of ability status, should have the opportunity to experience the magic of theater in a lively and welcoming environment.
Camp BlueLAB brings summer theater fun to kids ages 9-13. This weeklong experience gives campers an opportunity to explore fundamentals of theater. The camp culminates in an interactive final sharing. This new summer experience connects our veteran CO/LAB actors with young campers as counselors of Camp BlueLAB. This Leadership Initiative allows our actors to be artistic mentors, modeling positive leadership for younger participants involved with Camp BlueLAB. This is a very exciting evolution of our programming that provides a new creative opportunity for some actors who have been working with CO/LAB for a few seasons.
Registration information for the Summer 2018 program will be available in the Spring of 2018. Check back for more details.
WHO CAN REGISTER?
Camp BlueLAB is open to any camper 10-13 who identifies with having a developmental disability. The program is a drop off program as the room is supported by multiple BlueLAB staff and counselors. However, there are several needs that our staff does not yet have the bandwith to support. Specific needs, which BlueLAB cannot independently support include:
- Bathroom support
- Medical support (i.e. if a participant has seizures)
- Behavioral support (i.e. if a participant has any behaviors which may compromise the safety of the room)
- Language support (i.e. if a participant needs a translator)
In these instances, CO/LAB and Bluelaces will work with the camper's caregiver to come up with a plan to integrate them into the program with additional support. This usually results in the caregiver providing a one on one in the classroom who attends class with the camper and/or remains nearby.
If you have any questions regarding camp logistics, camper eligibility, or registration/deposit information please email email@example.com.