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Upcoming Theater Events

The theater program at New World School of the Arts is dedicated to the professional training of talented and committed students interested in pursuing a performing career in Acting and Music Theater. At NWSA, theater students have the opportunity to work in a hands-on intensive, physically demanding, artistically challenging, and exciting environment, guided by faculty who are professional actors, directors, playwrights and designers. The curriculum guides students toward the ownership of a personal technique and a comprehensive methodology of working. Their training on the classical texts and the principles of drama make practical incursions into the contemporary and experimental edges of theater, while performance, an essential part of the theater training, is approached in a sequential, progressive manner to give the student vision, strength, and a sense of purpose in the theater.


Theater alumni, both from the high school and college programs of NWSA, are award-winning actors, playwrights, and directors with Academy, Emmy, Tony, and Carbonell awards. They are a source of inspiration to young artists from all walks of life in our community and in our state, and their success is a testament to the possibilities that emerge when the right blend of support and resources are engaged. Among NWSA’s our most distinguished alumni is Oscar-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney; Tony award-winning actress Katie Finneran; renowned film producer Randall Emmett; and recognized film / television actress Zabryna Guevara, among many others.


The New World School of the Arts Department of Theater is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).