New Genesis Productions, a non-profit youth theatre company,
has inspired, entertained and provided educational opportunities
in the performing arts to youth since 2002.

New Genesis Productions heads to England

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.


NGP’s Artistic Director, Lesley Sawhill, spotting Shakespeare’s Globe for the first time!
London, April 2014

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.

UK theatresNew Genesis Productions in the UK. A dedicated group of 16 kids and 7 adults traveled to London and Stratford for classes and theatre at The Globe, The National Theatre, and RSC Theatre for an enriching 10 days in June 2017.

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.

Main Office email: newgenesis23@hvc.rr.com | phone: 845-657-5867
Education Department: ngpshakespeare@gmail.com 845-399-9613| or use form below
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