A BIT OF HISTORY

Only in the theater can you create something out of literally nothing. Colt Coeur was founded in January 2010 and is a company of actors, writers, directors and designers. In just six years — Colt Coeur has been lauded by The New York Times with the broad recognition “these guys have chops” and the New York Post and Time Out have called our work “pitch perfect” and “wildly charming.” We’ve created three original plays (Seven Minutes in Heaven by Steven Levenson, Fish Eye by Lucas Kavner, and How to Live on Earth, by MJ Kaufman) in our uniquely collaborative style, and produced the world premieres of Recall, by Eliza Clark, Everything is Ours, by Nikole Beckwith, Dry Land, by Ruby Rae Spiegel, Cal in Camo, by William Francis Hoffman, and Empathitrax by Ana Nogueira. We’ve also launched our free week-long Playmaking workshop, our annual Parity Plays Festival (celebrating the work of female and trans playwrights & directors) and held public readings of a bevy of exciting new plays as part of our Play Hotel series.

Educational programming is personal for us, because we also attended under resourced urban schools and free community arts programs were our lifeline.  From our free workshops to our full scale productions offered at low-ticket prices, we nurture the next generation of theater artists and attract diverse audiences. We forge an ongoing community dialogue through our Play Hotel series of workshops, open rehearsals, & free readings.

This program is made possible with public funds from the State of New York, the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council; and the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs In Partnership With The City Council.


Colt Coeur Theater is thrilled to announce our
9th Annual FREE week-long Play-making workshop
for students ages 11-15!

Watch our video about last year's program here!

WHO: NYC public school students who have an interest in acting, writing, and/or visual design are invited to participate.  

WHAT: Students work with professional actors, playwrights, directors and designers to conceive and create original 10-minute plays, which will be presented at the conclusion of the 6-day workshop.

WHEN: The program will meet Monday-Friday, February 18th-22nd from 10am to 2pm, and from 4pm-8pm on Monday, February 25th, 2019. Students MUST attend all six days of the program in order to enroll.

WHERE: DUMBO, Brooklyn. Convenient to: A/C, F, & 2/3 subways.

HOW MUCH: Free! We also provide a light snack for students each day.

There will be a free presentation for friends and family 
at 6:30pm on Monday, February 25th at JACK Theater in Clinton Hill.

HOW DO I APPLY? We have never turned a student away however all students must submit an application. Click here to fill out the application — please submit by January 30th!
 
Contact Anna & Xandra at CoCoPlaymaking@gmail.com to learn more.  

PAST WORKSHOPS

 

Teacher? Student? Parent?
Email coltcoeur@gmail.com or CoCOPLAYMAKING@gmail.com
to learn more about this free program