Innovative Kids’ Theater Company Partners with Abrons Arts Center

Editor’s Note: Our contributor, Giacinta Frisillo recently spoke with Nellie Perera of the Abrons Arts Center, who is excited to be partnering with an innovative new children’s educational theater company, Trusty Sidekick. The company also took part in the Artists-in-Residence program at The Performance Project at The University Settlement this past season and produced the highly praised Shadow Play for a very young audience (ages 2-5).

“Finding a balance between education and the arts has always been a part of the mission at Henry Street Settlement,” says program director Nellie Perera, and ever since Henry Street’s recent partnering with up-and-coming theatre company Trusty Sidekick, the balance between the two has reached perfect alignment.

Weekend Kids’ Pick

See a performance of “Shadow Play” at the University Settlement, a multi-media production for 2 to 5 year olds.  Developed through workshops with shadow-experts (preschoolers), the play explores the question of what happens to your shadow when you go to sleep. Produced by Trusty Sidekick Theater, Saturdays at 10:30 and 12:30 through March 31. $5 for kids, $10 for adults, 184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington).

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