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.
New Works Festival
Center Stage, NY
48 West 21st Street,
(bet. 5th & 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10010
$10 & $5 students
“FOR TEENAGERS LOOKING TO START A CAREER IN THEATER, DEVELOPING ARTISTS THEATER COMPANY IS A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN...” HIGH FIVE REVIEW of REBEL VERSES 2002
Welcome to THE 6th ANNUAL REBEL VERSES: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. This festival was born out of the dire need here in New York City for new voices in theater. It is a journey into stories you might not know, told by people you might have forgotten. Our collective is youth-based, our extended family is ageless, sexless, raceless and timeless. Enjoy.
Program 1: Wed. 4/5 & Fri. 4/7
(w: The Door’s Bustin’ Out Theater Ensemble, d: Jordana DeLory & Nelson Chimilio)
Pick Me, Please!
(w: Cultural Harmony, d: Jeanette Plaza)
(w & d: Jimmy Juste)
(w: J. Anthony Roman, d: Zetna Fuentes)
(w: Johnny Rivera, d: Dominic Colon)
Program 2: Thur. 4/6 & Sat. 4/8
In The Beginning...
(w: MCC Theater Youth Company, d: Stephen DiMenna)
(w: viBe Theater Experience, d: Dana Edell & Chandra Thomas)
(w: Kiko Morini, d: John William Schiffbauer)
(w: Megan Hart, d: Susan W. Lovell)
(w: Anthony Augello, d: Paul Campione)
Program 1: Wed. 4/12 & Fri. 4/14
(w: Creative Arts Team: CAT Youth Theatre, d: Helen White)
Dear Mr. President...
(w: el Puente Leadership Center, d: Andrea Thome)
Union Square: Scene One
(w: Dave Solomon, d: Jill DeArmon)
(w: Webb Wilcoxen, d: Jill DeArmon)
My Side of the Street
(w: Concetta Rose Rella, d: Jimmy Juste & Concetta Rose Rella)
Program 2: Thur. 4/13 & Sat. 4/15
What’s the T?
(w: Westchester Reader’s Theatre, d: Shane Ramkissoon)
(w: Shantee Gordon, d: Trisha LaFache)
The Have-Nots Catch a Windfall
(w: Michael R. Jackson, d: Maria Goyanes)
Under the Skin
(w: Jerry Ruiz, d: Heidi Miami Marshall)
Love and Nappiness
(w & d: Dominique Morisseau)