has inspired, entertained and provided educational opportunities
in the performing arts to youth since 2002.
New Directions in Youth Theatre
New Genesis Productions treats the performing arts as a learning tool–taking a fresh look at Shakespeare classic plays, challenging our students to discover a deeper understanding of themselves. NGP creates a supportive environment that promotes collaboration in young actors and fosters a full sense of their value as member of an artistic community.
LESLEY ANN SAWHILL, Artistic Director
Co-founder, Lesley Ann Sawhill brings years of experience as an actor, director, and teaching artist, designing and applying theatre arts programs in schools and libraries in surrounding Mid Hudson Valley communities. Local directing credits include: Open Eye Theatre, Bird-on-a-Cliff, Shandaken Theatrical Society, Performing Arts of Woodstock, and the Woodstock Day School.
RON AJA, Producing Director
Co-founder Ron Aja, holds degrees in theatre design and performing arts management. He has worked in professional and academic theatre where he gained extensive skills in the production of theatre, performances and events.
New Genesis Productions took 16 kids and 7 adults to London and Stratford for classes and theatre at The Globe, The National Theatre, and RSC Theatre for 10 days in June 2017.
The experience gave everyone a look into the big picture of Shakespeare’s world and theatre. The rewards were beyond measure. An experience we hope to repeat in 2019.
Get the full scoop in in Hillary Harvey’s article in the January 2018 issue of the CHRONOGRAM.
If you have any questions regarding any of our programs please feel free to contact us.