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SEARCH: Acting Teacher for High School

OVERVIEW Waterwell, a civic-minded theater and education company, seeks an Acting – 9th Grade Teaching Artist to join the Waterwell Drama Program, the company’s growing arts education wing. ABOUT WATERWELL Founded in 2002, Waterwell is a non-profit, civic-minded theater and education company. Waterwell…

Seeking Paid Interns for 2021-2022!

Waterwell is a group of artists, educators and producers dedicated to telling engrossing stories in unexpected ways. We create productions that are creatively daring and emotionally potent to cultivate connections across real and perceived divides. We train young artists, and educators, to…

SEARCH: Theater Studies/Theater History Teacher for High School

OVERVIEW Waterwell, a civic-minded theater and education company, seeks a Theater History/Theater Studies Teaching Artist to join the Waterwell Drama Program, the company’s growing arts education wing. ABOUT WATERWELL Founded in 2002, Waterwell is a non-profit, civic-minded theater and education company. Waterwell…

Suzan-Lori Parks

As a continuation of our series honoring the history of Black artists and theater-makers, and in recognition that March is Women’s History Month, this post is dedicated to the work of Suzan-Lori Parks. The first Black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize…

Ira Aldridge

As a continuation of our series honoring the history of Black artists and theater-makers, this post is dedicated to the work of Ira Aldridge. Ira Aldridge was a formidable American- and later, British- actor and playwright in the 19th century. He is…

Adrienne Kennedy

As a continuation of our series honoring the history of Black artists and theater-makers, this post is dedicated to the work of Adrienne Kennedy. Adrienne Kennedy is among the greatest living American playwrights. Born Adrienne Lita Hawkins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1931,…

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun

For Black History Month, we are kicking off a series honoring the history of Black artists and theater-makers. We recognize that Black History does not end when February does, and we will use this series not as a limited run, but as…

SEARCH: Teaching Artist – Acting for Middle and High Schools

Overview Waterwell, a civic-minded theater and education company, seeks an Acting Teaching Artist to join the Waterwell Drama Program, the company’s growing arts education wing. This Teaching Artist position applies to 6th Graders, 8th Graders, and 9th Graders enrolled in that Waterwell…

Waterwell’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

Waterwell stands in resolute solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and everyone across New York City, the United States, and the world who are protesting the ongoing, state-sanctioned, anti-Black violence that led to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,…

WATCH: Quarantina!

“Everybody listen up to Ms. Quarantina…” Check out this amazing music video by Anya, a Waterwell middle school alumna and current PPAS student in the Musical Theater program. Anya’s homework was to create a film capturing the essence of life in quarantine, and QUARANTINA was born.

PPAS Talk Grammy’s!

‘It Seems Like A Change In Pop’: New, Diverse Female Artists Making Waves With Grammy Nominations The 2020 Grammy Nominations are out, and some of the biggest females artists today are dominating lists. CBS New York sat down with two of our…

Alum Camila Canó-Flaviá talks Waterwell

Waterwell Drama Program alum Camila Canó-Flaviá recently performed in Dance Nation, a new play by Clare Barron and directed by Lee Sunday Evans. It was Camila’s second time working with Lee – the first time was as a student in Lee’s production…

READ: Aubrey Joseph (DR ’16) on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

WDP Alum, Aubrey Joseph, was cast alongside Disney Channel star Olivia Holt to play the title characters of Freeform’s upcoming superhero series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”. Aubrey will portray Cloak, aka Tyrone Johnson, whose superpower is to engulf others in (a cloak)…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Kutnowsky (DR ’11)

Name: Sarah Kutnowsky Where were you born: New York College: Emerson College College area of study: Theater Education First show you ever saw: Beauty and the Beast Hero: All the brilliant and strong women in my family! What was your first Waterwell experience: During my senior year of high…

URINETOWN receives National Youth Arts Awards

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Urinetown on receiving several National Youth Arts awards and nominations! The awards ceremony is Sunday, August 21st @7p at Riverdale YM-YWHA in Bronx, New York. For the ticket form click here. All award winners and nominees…

READ: Ariel Roldan and Tarino Milo on Global Glimpse in Ecuador!

Check out this blog post written by Drama Class of 2017’s Ariel Roldan and Tarino Milo about their experiences leading the Community Action Project while on their Global Glimpse trip in Ecuador. Ariel and Tarino discuss the challenges they faced and their big…

BEGETS is Published by Samuel French!

The 2015 New Works Lab play Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin by Qui Nguyen has just been published by Samuel French. Each year Waterwell commissions a new full length play by an emerging playwright written specifically for the actors in…

READ: ‘Some of the Things Inside’ on BWW!

This year’s New Works Lab, Some of the Things Inside by Dael Orlandersmith, is going down to Joe’s Pub for a special encore performance! From the BroadwayWorld article: “The Public has been a home to compassionate and uncompromising shows about young people in its…

READ: Dael Orlandersmith play to premiere at Goodman

New Works Lab playwright Dael Orlandersmith’s world premiere, Lady in Denmark will be featured in the Goodman Theatre’s 2016-2017 season. This commissioned piece is an ode to soul singer Billie Holiday and includes many of her greatest hits.  Lady in Denmark is directed by Victory…

LOOK: New York Nonsense at UCB!

Last week, Professional Performing Art School’s new improv club New York Nonsense took part in the Teen Improv Festival 2016, presented by Upright Citizens Brigade and the NYC Department of Education. Hosted by comedian Dylan Marron, they showed off their improv and comedy chops…

ATTENTION: Kickstarter for NWL ’16 is NOW LIVE!

Our Kickstarter page for New Works Lab 2016 is now LIVE! Click here to visit our Kickstarter page and DONATE to this fabulous production of Some of the Things Inside by Dael Orlandersmith. Rehearsals are underway with our Drama Class of 2016 and director…

READ: NWL’s Stephen Karam & Dael Orlandersmith Win Dramatist Guild Awards

Congratulations to New Works Lab Playwrights Stephen Karam and Dael Orlandersmith, who both received awards at the annual Dramatists Guild’s awards presentations February 22nd! Dael Orlandersmith is the recipient of the 2016 Flora Roberts Award, which awards distinguished work in theater and encourages…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Hana Mastrogiacomo (DR ’12)

Name: Hana Mastrogiacomo Where were you born: Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY Siblings: Yes! I have an older brother. College: Ithaca College College area of study: B.A. Theatre Studies with a minor in Sociology First show you ever saw: Rent on Broadway in 2005 First pet’s name: Flower, the Japanese Fighting…

MASTER CLASS MONDAYS: David Schwimmer (Nov 23)

We are so happy to be welcoming actor David Schwimmer to our school for the next Monday Master Class! Many of you will recognize Mr. Schwimmer from his starring role as Ross Geller on NBC’s long running comedy Friends. Mr. Schwimmer will…