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Theatre Lab

About Theatre Lab

Theatre Lab

TheatreLab is steeped in the concept of exploration, experimentation, and the true ability to experience the practice of theatre. Students work with a team of teaching artists and examine a variety of disciplines in every class. The actors help shape the content of the class, based on their interest and on what they discover as the class progresses. Family, friends and fans see what has unfolded throughout the process in the TheatreLab showcase performance at the end of the season!

Join us in the TheatreLab this year - use your imagination and challenge yourself to try something bold and new!

Program Dates:
Fall 2018 session begins the week of September 24 and ends the week of January 21.
Spring 2019 session begins the week of February 25 and ends the week of June 3.

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Theatre Lab

Teen Conservatory - ages 12-14
Thursdays 5pm—7pm
Young Actors' Ensemble (YAE) - ages 9-12
Choose from:
Mondays 4pm—6pm Thursdays 4pm—6pm
Kids' Collective - ages 7-8
Choose from:
Mondays 4pm—5pm Thursdays 4pm—5pm

The new Theatre Lab is a progressive program. Each level of the Theatre Lab program provides unique and exciting challenges. As our students grow, we look forward to watching them move from Kids' Collective to the Young Actors' Ensemble to the Teen Conservatory. Theatre Lab Student Info

In addition, we love to see our actors move between all programs at PGT including our MainStage program. If you have questions about which program, or which level of Theatre Lab, is right for you (or your child) please do not hesitate to contact Jill at (914) 946-4433 or

The Theatre Lab philosophy

Steeped in the concept and practice of ensemble, the StudioStage program allows young actors to study the craft of acting at their own pace, even as we focus on creating a strong and vibrant group dynamic. While striving towards their unique and individual artistic goals, our students are surrounded by a supportive company of fellow artists and are guided by a professional and caring staff of teaching artists.

The staff of the Theatre Lab program creates a warm and nurturing, yet creatively charged, artistically challenging environment. Actors are encouraged to work beyond what comes easily and naturally to them, to take creative risks in their work and to always, above all else, respect the work, ideas and creative impulses of their peers.

Theatre Lab Student Information

Teen Conservatory (ages 12-14) and Young Actors' Ensemble (ages 9-12) each meet for two hours, once a week, with one or two extra tech rehearsals during the week before the performance. Kids' Collective (ages 7-8) meet for one hour, once a week, with one or two extra tech rehearsals during the week before the performance. There is no audition necessary.

Theatre Lab is an ideal program for

  • Young actors with a busy schedule. Theatre Lab meets just once a week. It fits into even the busiest schedule!
  • Those who are new to the world of theatre and are looking for a non-intimdating way to check it out. Intimate, nurturing and filled with learning opportunities, this program can be a great first step into the magical world of theatre!
  • Those who have done a ton of theatre and are looking for a cool, alternative theatrical experience. With a unique process focused on collaborative creation, working in a black box theatre allows actors to explore the performing arts in a whole new way.

PGT Theatre Lab Program Dates

Fall 2018

Mon. cast Sept Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec 3, 10 Jan 3, 7, 14, 24
Thur. cast Sept 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec 6, 13 Jan 3, 10, 17, 24
No sessions on: Nov. 22 Dec. 17 thru 31
NOTE: Dates subject to change

The Play Group Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made possible in part by generous donors like you. Thank you for your support!