We are excited for the return of our Theater Topics Kids workshops! The focus of these workshops varies from session to session, and can be attended without any prerequisite classes. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Theater Topics Kids workshops are specifically designed for individuals under ages 9-13. Actors who are ages 14+ can register for our Theater Topics workshops.


a few of my favorite things: object exploration
Sunday, february 17 from 1:30-3pm
ART/NY Manhattan (520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor)

Objects have a life of their own and are full of magic! In this workshop, actors will have an opportunity to use their imaginations and creativity to transform objects and bring them to life.

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singin in the rain: musical theater
Sunday, april 6 from 10:30am-12pm
ART/NY Manhattan (520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor)

Whether rain or shine, this workshop will offer actors an opportunity to explore acting, singing, AND dancing! Warm up your vocal chords and get out your jazz hands for this magnificently musical workshop. No prior musical theater experience is required. 

To register, please follow these two easy steps:

  1. Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM

  2. Pay your $10 workshop fee by clicking THIS LINK.

Once both steps have been completed, we will confirm you via email. You are not registered until you receive your confirmation email. There are a limited number of available slots, so register quickly!  

The Theater Topics Kids program is a drop off program with a closed door policy. However, there are several needs that our staff does not yet have the bandwith to support. Specific needs CO/LAB 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 an interpreter)

If your actor needs support with any of the needs listed above, please register your actor and reach out to us so that we can work together to create a plan to best support your actor in the classroom.

2015 Guest Artist Series  Physical Theater with Diverging Elements Theatre Company

2015 Guest Artist Series
Physical Theater with Diverging Elements Theatre Company

Your theater opened a door for Steven to walk through and changed his whole perspective on life. It gave him something that thrilled him. I have never gotten such a strong hug from him as when he finished that performance and came to the audience. It was so thrilling to see how excited he was. Wow! I’ve never seen him so excited about anything!
— Laurie, Parent (Madison, WI)