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Jan 26, 2021

Treehouse Shakers' After-School Acting Up With Trey

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Treehouse Shakers’ mission is to create original dance-plays that encourage multi-generational audiences to experience a connection to their community. Our purpose remains as it was when we created our first dance-play in 1997: to capture the artistically rich beauty and simplicity of the human imagination. Melding modern dance, music and interactive visual elements with a theatrical script, our repertoire includes 15 works that explore narrative styles through universal themes addressing every age level within youth programming. Transcending race, gender and socioeconomic status, past themes have explored imagination, courage and integrity.

As one of New York’s only theater and dance companies creating original work for young audiences, our goal is to provide inventive, intelligent & engaging performances that nurture creative thought and inspire dialog. With each new work, we set the bar higher, challenging our artistic process and the thinking of young audiences to discuss what they see, hear and feel with friends, families and teachers. Increasing the reach of our work, we tour nationally and partner with local schools and non-profits to provide thousands of low-cost tickets to underserved youth and families. Solidifying our role in the American theater, we were the first U.S. company to tour a play specifically for babies. Complimenting performances, THS provides teacher trainings and residencies for students that focus on the art of storytelling through dance, theater, and writing.


About this Event:

Enjoy a 12 week virtual After-School Acting Program with Treehouse Shakers awarded teaching artist, Trey Coates-Mitchell. Participants learn how to use voice, body, and imagination, while also learning the basics of acting for stage, ensemble building games, stage directions, stage vocabulary, scene study and so much more. Participation in Treehouse Shakers’ virtual program is not only fun but develops performance skills while promoting positive self-confidence, social awareness, empathy, and working as a group. Students will learn about the art form while having fun. Ages 9-13.

About Trey Coates-Mitchell :

Trey Coates-Mitchell is a New York City based Writer, Director/Choreographer, Clown, and Teacher. A Virginia native, he graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts before receiving his BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah University. Currently, Trey is a company member and teaching artist for Treehouse Shakers and has performed in their productions of Hatched, Let’s Talk About IT! and Under the Tangle. Under Treehouse Shakers’ leadership, he has taught classes and residencies from pre-school to college. Trey has also worked at Troy University, teaching and setting pieces for their Dance and Theatre Departments and is currently faculty at Broadway Boot Camp as an Acting Teacher and Choreographer. For four years, Trey served as the Master Musical Theatre Instructor and Acting for Dancers Teacher at the Joffrey Ballet School's Summer South Intensive.


His performance career began on the road portraying Frank Lippencott in the National Tour of "Wonderful Town" and as The Cat in The Hat in "Seussical." Regionally he was seen as L.A. in "Gypsy" at North Shore Music Theatre (starring Vicki Lewis) and as Posner in the regional premiere of "The History Boys" at Northern Stage Company. As a Choreographer Trey’s credits include: The Pirates of Penzance at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre and Hairspray (SSMT 2017), Wonderful Town at The Gallery Players, Harold Pinter's "The Lover" at Gamut Theatre, Goodnight Moon, and Nine at Hollins University. Associate Choreographer credits include: A Little Night Music at The Gallery Players (NYIT Nominee for Outstanding Production of a Musical), Rent, Dreamgirls, and Evita (The Gallery Players). Additional choreographer credits include: Oklahoma! (Burton Center for the Performing Arts), Into The Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun (Byrd Players), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Jefferson Center). Recently he premiered two piece for SIDEWAYS, a contemporary dance/theatre company based in Atlanta and did interactive workshops with the Foster Schmidt Dance Academy for Down Syndrome. Trey is one of the creators of the new musical Sam’s Room. Sam’s Room was part of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre’s (NAMT) 2017 Festival of New Musicals, was the inaugural recipient of New York Theatre Barn's IMPACT Award, part of Red Mountain Theatre Company’s first Human Rights New Works Festival and played an extended sold out developmental production at the Cell Theatre. Trey is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and The Dramatists Guild of America.


Date And Time

Tue, January 26, 2021

3:15 AM – 4:15 AM IST





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