NEWS: LifeStories

Life Stories is a collaboration with The New Group that offers advanced theatre and playwriting training.

Academy Summer Institute 2014 kicks off!

Our 2014 Academy Summer Institute kicked off last week to start a 4 week artistic intensive program. High School students from throughout New York City come the Academy at Urban Arts Partnership during the month of July to push their […]

The 24 Hour Plays – Student Edition

On Tuesday, August 6th, four Urban Arts Alumni and 12 Life Stories actors put together four 10-minute plays in 24 hours at the New Group’s Studio Blackbox Theater on 42ndstreet! As writers, we started off the process by getting to […]

Photo of the Week – May 4, 2012, Part 2

Maxine Batchler and  Jorge Garzon in Are You Gonna Post That?  by Erika Sheffer  The Life Stories Ensemble, co-founded by The New Group and part of the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy, stepped on stage for  “Lost Thoughts (And Other […]

Life Stories at Stick Fly

The Life Stories and Media Lab students went to see “Stick Fly” on Broadway by playwright Lydia R. Diamond at the Cort Theater on Wednesday, December 21. The play follows the LeVays, an affluent African American family who come together […]

Life Stories Summer Program Kicks off with 24 Hour Plays

This marks the 4th summer of implementing The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway at the end of the Life Stories academic year and beginning of the summer intensive, so that the year-long students are able to showcase their creativity, professionalism, and […]

Photo of the Week – April 12, 2011

On Sunday evening, the Life Stories Youth Ensemble presented Wasted on the Young: A Collection of Short Plays to a packed audience at the Theater Row complex in midtown Manhattan. These plays were the result of a collaboration: The Playwrights […]