We are the resident youth company at Center Stage, NY. DATCO's season includes a summer musical, winter new works festival and a spring drama. Past shows have included We Said Out Loud (2002), Rebel Verses (2002), In Case You Forget (2001), Rail King (2001), Knee High to a Microphone (2000), and Runaways (1999). The performing company is separate from the Acting School. The cast of crew of each show is made up of both company members and those who attend open call auditions.
Fourth Annual New Works Festival
March 17-27, 2004 @8pm
...developing artists theater company presents...
From b-girls to broken hearts, poetic revolutionaries to risk taking playwrights...eighteen emerging writers put pen to page for Developing Artists Theater Company's 4th Annual New Works Festival.
Center Stage, NY 48 W. 21st St., 4th Fl.
Tickets $5-15 (pay what you can)
3/17 & 3/19
Open Mic Surgery (w:Youth Speaks, NY, d: Felice Belle)
Why I Can't Get Work (w: Michael R. Jackson, d: David Anzuelo)
Jo + Benny (w: Raul H. Castillo, d: Elizabeth Canavan)
3/18 & 3/20
Y Lyrically Lovesick (w: Janet Maddox, d: Nicco Annan)
But Who's Perfect (w: Sable Fields, d: Sable Fields)
Twenty-Anything (w: Julia Sullivan, d: Stephanie Yankwitt)
The Hershey Bandit Dons His Mask (w: Michael R. Jackson, d: Dara Serber)
3/24 & 3/26
Stereo Monologues (w: El Puente Drama Ensemble, d: Andrea Thome)
Off the Subject (w: Lyrical Circle, d: Rhea Vedro)
The Disease of Geography (w: Jeff Tabnick, d: Jeff Tabnick)
Dutch Masters (w: Greg Keller, d: Brian Roff)
3/25 & 3/27
Dear Mr. Hip Hop (w:The Company, d:Jordana Delory)
Shout (w: MCC Youth Theater Co., d: Stephen DiMenna)
Chapter One (w:J. Anthony Roman, d:Michael Batistick)
Socks (w:Dominique Morisseau, d:Dominique Morisseau)
A New Play (w: Ben Snyder, d: Mariana Hellmund)
11 teenagers arrive for their summer acting class to find an empty stage and an audience. Their teacher is nowhere in sight. They have nothing prepared. Tensions arise, secrets are unleashed and true selves are revealed as they attempt to entertain this group of unexpected spectators.