Theatreworks USA Corp.

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 151 W 26th St 7th Fl New York NY 10001 USA

Mission: Our mission is to create and produce live theatre of the highest quality, made accessible to the broadest audience of children and families in metropolitan New York and across America, and to cultivate up-and-coming theatre writers. The programming goals are to offer professional theatre that complements school curricula; to inspire independent reading and discussion; and to provide positive role models and age-appropriate treatment of issues important to children and families.
Target demographics: underserved youth and emerging artists
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1.8 million children and families
Geographic areas served: New York, NY
Programs: Class Trips presents Theatreworks performances at an average ticket price of $9 per student in accessible venues to which schoolchildren are bused during the day. Smile for a Song Fund offers free tickets for school groups that cannot afford to attend performances at any cost. Free Summer Theatre invites 15,000 NYC-area students to 50 free performances of a world premier production at an off-Broadway theater. New Works Development has changed the face of children's theatre through the continual creation and development of curriculum-based plays and musicals. National Touring allows Theatreworks to partner with venues across the nation, yielding 2,000 performances in 700 venues, with an audience of 1.8 million. Weekend Family Series promotes theatre as an intergenerational activity for youth and families in New York and surrounding area. Arts Enrichment encourages curriculum studies through professionally-developed study guides, in-school workshops, and teaching artists.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Fabulous Free Summer Theatre and Gala! We need to share this with everyone we know! For the kids....they need to laugh and develop an appreciation of theatre! For adults....theatre and gala provide the type of entertainment that is a win win. Enjoyable and with a meaningful cause! Congratulations! Lynn Bassini

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

children received an experience that otherwise they might have missed and may contribute to their lives goals!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the sincerity of its purpose, the dedication and the excellent product.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, energetic, talented

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide jobs, expose children to future careers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My kids and I love Theatreworks USA. I had the opportunity to see two productions with my children and their classmates. All the children enjoyed the shows. They laughed and smiled a lot. We saw "Junie B Jones" and "Seussical". The costumes were perfect and the characters were portrayed well.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The experience was wonderful. The productions did not disappoint you. The characters, costumes and acting live up to expectations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I was fortunate to be cast in Theatreworks' production of "Susan B!" about the life of Susan B. Anthony, back in early 1980's. I was a young actress in my early twenties, and this was my first job with a weekly paycheck. Jay Harnick and Charles Hull were extremely supportive of their employees, as we ventured out across the country and even to Alaska with our show. It was an experience I will never forget, because so many children in so many places, made it clear by their response, that they were having a great time being "edutained" by our traveling troupe. I am thrilled that Theatreworks is still going strong. It was formative to my career, and an inspiration to many who would not otherwise have a theatre experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my development as an actor/singer, particularly in a touring situation

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

reaching into places not generally served; e.g., tribal reservations in South Dakota, and remote parts of Alaska.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

From seeing their shows at 5 years old to working as an intern in the office as a college student, I have thoroughly enjoyed my association with Theatreworks/USA and continue to keep in touch with the people I met there. Theatreworks consistently provides the highest quality theatre for children who might otherwise not be exposed to it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my career aspirations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, dedicated, and loved doing their jobs!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I was a staff member almost two decades ago and now regularly bring my children to see the work of Theatreworks/USA.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My kids and I love their work. When you see a Theatreworks production, you know it's going to be top notch.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The people who work behind the scenes are at the top of their field. They love what they do and it shows.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a more regular presence in New York City. Perhaps provide even more children, who can't afford a theater ticket, the opportunity to see a show.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Theatreworks USA productions are high quality and enjoyable by all ages. My children have enjoyed the varied programs for several years. It is a magical experience every time we go. The performers are well trained and make the characters believable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my children being exposed to good theatrical performances and learning history through the stage.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I was able to attend the Free Summer Theatre performance of "Click Clack Moo" in New York last year, and I have to say, TheatreworksUSA makes fantastic productions that can be enjoyed by children and adults as well. Everyone left the theatre smiling, engaged, and promising to come back again. The music is catchy, the costumes are perfection, and all of the stories are educational and entertaining as well. Great job, TheatreworksUSA!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Lucille Lortel Theatre in Manhattan New York during the summer season.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Made the season last longer!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The professionalism, quality performances, excellent cast, costumes, set, lighting and fantastic script.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, polite, excited to be doing what they're doing!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand their range of shows!

Ways to make it better...

We wouldn't have had to wait outside for tickets.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting more attention from the public.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Great work!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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10 people found this review helpful

For many years, I worked as an actor with Theaterworks. Now, I take my children to their shows. As an actor, I was very, very proud of introducing theater to children all across the US, many of whom had never been to a show before they saw ours. As a mom, I'm impressed by how consistently Theaterworks is able to put together works of theater that are at the same time moving, entertaining and educational. They are, quite simply, the best!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the joy on children's faces as they experience the magic of theater for the first time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their consistent level of excellence.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach even more kids with its shows and do more educational workshops in tandem with its performances.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I attended the Opening Night Benefit of "Click, Clack, Moo" this past summer and had such a blast! Not only was the book adapted so well for the stage, the acting, singing, costumes, and set design was top notch. The staff at TheatreWorks also planned a fantastic after party where I had an opportunity to meet the actors, author, and illustrator. I am a teacher and I love the idea of introducing my students to the world of theatre through stories they're familiar with performed at such a highly professional caliber. TheatreWorks provides opportunities for kids who may never get to see a show on Broadway. I look forward to planning field trips for my students!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

welcoming, organized, and fun!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring high-quality children's theatre to kids all over the country who might never have the chance to experience this beautiful art form!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Bringing my class to a Theatreworks USA production is always a great experience from start to finish! At last year's Junie B. Jones performance students and parent chaperones alike enjoyed the funny, lively, and clever show presented by an incredibly talented cast. As a teacher I appreciated that the staff was friendly and helpful from booking the tickets to accommodating our seating needs. My students and I will definitely be back!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the excitement for reading their work inspires in my students, and the appreciation for live theater Theatreworks cultivates in students who could not access it otherwise.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, professional, thoughtful, and kind.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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