With the live theatre arts community coming to a halt amidst the pandemic, middle and high school’s performing arts programs have also come to a halt. Theatre students from around the country are not getting the same training or performance opportunities they once received.
With this, NYU Tisch Drama student Alyssa Jiwani took it upon herself to bring back the joy of arts education through her online theatre company “The Virtual Theatre Co.”
This theatre company is for students, run by students. The production team consists of college students from all over the world from top performing arts programs such as NYU Tisch, Berklee College of Music, Pace, and Boston Conservatory (to name a few).
The company offers a variety of online classes such as (and not limited to): singing, acting, various types of dance, improvisation, and audition preparation for college and beyond. The company will also put on several productions throughout the school year, which will be for middle and high schoolers.
The Virtual Theatre Company is also starting a new works program called Virtual New Works (VNW), founded by Rylynn Davis and Eliana Coe. This unique program will offer classes and workshops about writing new plays and musicals, and bring that work to life on a virtual platform. This branch of TVTC will give a platform for feedback for youth new works created outside of TVTC.
The Virtual Theatre Co's mission is to inspire young artists to further their arts education journey. This outlet will allow them to express their unique individual talents and passions, even during a global pandemic--and beyond!
We are a group of college students with a passion for theatre. Our lives have been changed because of theatre, and specifically because of our mentors and teachers throughout elementary, middle, and high school.
We are bringing the performing arts into your home during these uncertain times. We hope to create a learning environment filled with love, excitement, passion, and empathy--online.
Broadway is closed until 2021. Schools are being forced to cancel productions. The performing arts are being referred to as a "dying field"--and we want to change that. We are adapting to the world we live in today by transferring the performing arts to a virtual platform as best we can.
Audition to be a part of our virtual productions.
Register to be a part of our virtual classes.
PLEASE NOTE: All times listed on our website are in Pacific Standard Time (PST), but we have students from all over the world!