IRT Theater- Westside Experiment - Summer 2014
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IRT Theater- Westside Experiment - Summer 2014
Westside Experiment
Young Actor's Laboratory

For Grades 6-12
July 7-19, 2014 (Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-3pm
Performances: Sat. July 19, 2014

Tuition: $600 per session (payable in cash or check)
Tuition assistance available for qualified applicants.

Check should be sent to: IRT Theater 154
Christopher st. 3B NY, NY 10014
Credit Card price: $621.99

Contact IRT: 212-206-6875

Since 2007, IRT Theater has made a mission of hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residences for emerging and established artists.  An offshoot of IRT's 3B Development Series, the Westside Experiment offers students the skills to create original devised theater in collaboration with a working theater company in residency at IRT. Students will explore and learn physical acting technique, movement, voice, and moment-to-moment acting choices.

No prior acting experience necessary. Artists of all disciplines encouraged to apply. Bring an open mind and have it blown away!

About Resident Company
Vampire Cowboys is an OBIE Award winning "geek theatre" company that creates and produces new works of theatre based in action/adventure and dark comedy with a comic book aesthetic. The company actively pursues the mating of different genres with varied theatrical styles to create an eclectic structure to tell its stories. The company aims to bridge the gap between mass media entertainment and the performing arts, exposing the community to challenging, thought-provoking live entertainment rooted in today's pop-culture vernacular.

Lead Teaching Artist
Qui Nguyen (Co-Artistic Director/Co-Founder)
Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys. His scripts include the critically acclaimed Vampire Cowboys productions of The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G; Soul Samurai; Alice in Slasherland; Fight Girl Battle World; Men of Steel; Living Dead in Denmark;Stained Glass Ugly; A Beginner's Guide to Deicide; and Vampire Cowboy Trilogy. Other scripts include She Kills Monsters (The Flea); Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre; Metropolitan Playhouse); Aliens Versus Cheerleaders (Keen Teens); Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater/Queens Theatre in the Park); and Krunk Fu Battle Battle (East West Players). His plays are published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing, and

Additionally, Qui is an award-winning fight director who has worked extensively as an instructor & choreographer for such places as Columbia University, LAByrinth Theater, Ma-Yi Theater, Long Wharf, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public, HERE Arts Center, and many others.

Honors include a 2013 Andrew W Mellon Playwright Residency with Mixed Blood Theatre; 2012 & 2009 GLAAD Award nominations (She Kills Monsters & Soul Samurai); 2012 ITBA Patrick Lee Award & 2010 ITBA Award nomination (She Kills Monster & Alice in Slasherland); 2008 & 2006 NY Innovative Theatre Awards nominations for Best Production (Fight Girl Battle World & Living Dead in Denmark); 2007's Best Adaptation of Comics into Other Media (Men of Steel); The New Dramatists Playwriting Fellowship,'s 2004 People of the Year, featured as a "Playwright to Watch" by TIMEOUT NEW YORK, 2008 Innovative Theatre Award for Best Choreographer and nominations in the same category for 2007 & 2005.
Qui is a proud member of New Dramatists, The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Playwrights Center, and an advanced actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. He is currently serves as a Playwright-in-Residence for Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

He is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.
For more info on Qui, check out his website at



IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street #3B
New York, NY 10014
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!