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.
|Something terrible has happened to young Abilgail, a.k.a "Billy." A horrible shadow of a person has stolen something very valuable to her and it looks like she may never wake up. It's now up to her brother and sister to journey a vast distance and face that most horrid villain in order to save their darling "Billy Sleepyhead."|
August 3rd - 21st
book & lyrics by Webb Wilcoxen
music by Webb Wilcoxen & Arthur Bacon
direction by Jill DeArmon
set design by Joe Powell
costume design by Meghan Healey
lighting design by Where
sound design by Max DeArmon
stage manager Aime Kelly
assistant director Jamie Klassel
producers Bryan Billig, Heather Morris, John Richardson & Jinn S. Kim
When: August 3rd - 21st, 2005
(Tues. - Fri. @ 8PM, Sat. 3PM & 8PM and Sun. @ 3PM)Where: Center Stage, NY
48 West 21st Street, 4th floor
Tickets: $19 General & $10 Students
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saw Webb's play - Billy Sleepyhead. It is ridicuously good. Funny,
dark, perverse, absurd, heartfelt. Jill and the kids have done a great
job. And Charles plays a sick, demented, sad Dr. - come on does that
sound perfect or what? Everyone who can go - should. Any one who can't
- change your plans.
~ Padraic Lillis (LAByrinth Theater Company)
i mean it--this is the best show out there. go go go!!! charles is
fantastic and god can he sing. don't hesitate. go now.
~ Trevor Long (LAByrinth Theater Company)
congratulations!! really really really billy sleepyhead was A W E
S O M E! i was smiling so wide the whole night that my cheeks are
sore today. the performers were all fabulous - great character work
from everyone and the staging and energy was exuberant. it was just
a great show! and the viBe girls LOVED it also. a couple of them had
never really been to the theater before and it set a high bar- i know
that seeing it has inspired them to work hard for our show at the
end of the month. so congrats to you and to everyone.
~ love dana (viBeTheater)
Developing Artists is embarking on its most ambitious production ever. In the tradition of Peter Pan, Webb Wilcoxen has written a Sci-Fi Musical titled Billy Sleepyhead for Developing Artists. Directed by Jill DeArmon, the musical is scheduled for a limited run at Center Stage, NY from August 3rd - 21st.
Alex Flores, Meghan Lynch, Elijah Martinez, Andrew Mayer,
Kiko Morini, Danielle Piacentile, Gabrielle Piacentile, Kristin Piacentile,
Lindsey Rose & Elanna White and with Charles Goforth.
Advanced tickets are on sale now through TheaterMania (www.theatermania.com call 212.352.3101). Don't miss out on this theatrical enchantment for the whole family.
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New Works Festival
March 16-26 @ 7 PM
Featuring Works by:
MCC Theater Youth Company
Westchester Magnet Academy
viBe Theater Experience
Shantee Gordon & Shanell C. Campbell
Michael R. Jackson
J. Anthony Roman
Jimmy Juste & Ricardo Sosa
Patricia Rodriguez & Ned Myerberg/DATCO
Jinn S. Kim
Developing Artists Theater Company
Artists is participating in
Abron Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement's
Youth Theater Festival 2005
Production: "The UN-Real World"
Fri. 2:00 p.m. & Sat. 12:30 p.m.
The story of 6 strangers picked to enter this world and who have their lives viewed to find out what happens when people stop dreaming, remembering, déjà vu-ing -- and start getting real!
Director: Aime Kelly
Workshop: WORKING IN THE MOMENT
Sat. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 302 (18 participants)
An exploration into what acting and living in the moment of a scene requires. We will study three main components that make working in the moment possible: the physical and vocal challenges, acting on impulse, and giving and taking in a scene.
Instructor: David Jackson