Did you miss out on Registration for our CO/LAB:core classes? Are you craving even more CO/LAB Fun? Have no fear, Theater Topics is here! 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 workshops are specifically designed for individuals ages 14+. If you are ages 9-13, check out our Theater Topics Kids classes, geared specifically to young actors.


Whose line is it anyway!?: improvisation
thursday, october 11 from 6:30-8:00pm
ART/NY Manhattan (520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor)

Get ready to have some fun as we laugh our way through short-form improv games! Practice creating a supportive ensemble of players, saying yes to each other, and building amazing ideas that no one person could come up with on their own.

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no strings attached: puppetry
thursday, november 8 from 6:30-8:00pm
ART/NY Manhattan (520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor)

Learn skills of puppetry-making and performance in this interactive theater workshop. Explore how we can transform inanimate objects into fully living, breathing characters by using teamwork and our imaginations! 

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Sunday in the park with co/lab: musical theater
thursday, march 7 from 6:30-8:00pm
ART/NY Manhattan (520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor)

Do you have a song in your heart and a dance in your feet? Then this is the class for you! This musical theater workshop will give you the opportunity to test out your triple threat powers in acting, singing, AND dancing. 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!

i like to move it move it: physical theater
thursday, may 23 from 6:30-8:00pm
ART/NY Manhattan (520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor)

Get ready to flex your creative muscles in this physical theater workshop! Ensemble members will have an opportunity to focus on telling stories and expressing ideas using their bodies, facial expressions, and imaginations.

The Theater Topics 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)