145 W. 28th St.
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 947-1386

The Actors Theatre Workshop
June 2006

Hello! It's been a busy Spring here at the Actors Theatre Workshop. Another inspiring session of our Builders of the New World program for homeless children has come to a successful conclusion, our theatre conservatory continues to grow, and our intern and volunteer corps is working hard while experiencing the satisfaction of making a profound difference in the community. We want to wish you a great summer, and hope that you will e-mail, call or visit us and join in the many exciting activities taking place at ATW. Here is a sampling of what's new:

*Homeless Youth Take the Stage
*New Six-Session Intensive Acting Classes This Fall
*Open House This Saturday, July 15th

Homeless Youth Take the Stage

The Graduation Ceremony for this semester's theatre and education program for homeless chldren was a huge success! The children performed stories they had written for a large audience of over 60 people from our community. Fifty-five children from four transitional housing facilities worked all semester with Artistic Director Thurman E. Scott and their volunteer mentors from the community. They wrote stories expressing their visions for the future and drew pictures that reflected their own creative and unique dreams for the world. This semester's theme was Education, and each of the children shared with the audience how their plans for education will help them build a brighter future for themselves and the world around them. The Builders of the New World is the Actors Theatre Workshop's groundbreaking theatre and education program for homeless children that improves reading, writing, and presentational skills, instills discipline and self-esteem, and inspires the children to make choices today to achieve educational success tomorrow. Using a unique approach to education, BNW endows its young members with the power to change their lives.

Learn how you can become involved in this award-winning program by visiting us on-line.

A Very Special Thank You to the major donors for this year's BNW Program:

The Lenox Room donated the delicious buffet dinner that was enjoyed by the audience, the children and their families.
Tony Fortuna, owner, and Ben Zwicker, chef.
1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 772-0404
Website: The Lenox Room

Soutine Bakery donated the beautiful graduation cake for the children.
Madge Rosenberg, Owner
104 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 496-1450
Website: Soutine Bakery

Edmond Vanderbijl donated labor and time printing the children's original t-shirts.
He is starting a t-shirt and printing company, which does not currently have a website, but he can be reached at evanderbijl@hotmail.com.

New Six-Session Intensive Acting Classes on Sundays at ATW

As the current six-session intensive class draws to a close, the students are astounded by the profound growth and development they have experienced studying with Mr. Scott these past weeks. With new classes starting September 24, the six-session intensive is a rare opportunity for you to study directly with Artistic Director Thurman E. Scott in an intensive six-session acting class that serves as an introduction to Mr. Scott's original creative acting technique. This is a wonderful opportunity for professional actors who wish to deepen their craft, and beginners who are interested in exploring and developing their creativity. The class helps students to begin to express their unique talent, open up their imagination and emotional expression, and develop a powerful presence and creative intelligence. The six classes are conveniently held on Sundays and are taught in The Actors Theatre Workshop's professional and intimate theatre at 145 W. 28th Street. To be considered for the fall session apply online ASAP, or to learn more go to http://www.actorstheatreworkshop.com or call (212) 947-1386 x 0.

Open House July 15th

The Actors Theatre Workshop cordially invites you to our Summer Open House. ATW's mission is to teach individuals from all walks of life original creative techniques that provide them with the tools to change, and to create new, original theatre that examines the conflicts that have emerged from today's cultural mix and creates hope for fulfillment in the human experience.
Please join us on Saturday, July 15th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm for a relaxed chat and refreshments.
Explore ATW's groundbreaking Acting, Volunteer and At-Risk Youth Mentoring programs. Learn about renting our beautiful studio space. Discover ATW at this free event!
RSVP at 212-947-1386 x 0 or info@actorstheatreworkshop.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

The Actors Theatre Workshop
145 W. 28th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(Between 6th and 7th Aves.)
The Actors Theatre Workshop