Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way, the company creates work that is multidisciplinary, and its ensemble of collaborators includes artists trained in physical theater, puppetry, music, dance, animation and video projection. Hailed by The New York Times for “blur[ring] the boundaries between the imagined and the real,” Trusty Sidekick often creates performances in unconventional spaces, including a settlement house in the Lower East Side, an island in New York Harbor, and a Revolutionary War-era battleground. Experimenting with new and exciting ways for audiences of all ages to interact with live performance, Trusty Sidekick redefines the theatrical experience for a new generation.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
NEW WORK DEVELOPMENT
Trusty Sidekick’s innovative model for developing new work engages the target audience — the kids themselves — in the creation process of theater designed especially for them and their families. Beginning with a “spark question” that activates the imaginations of both the kids and Trusty Sidekick artists, we develop our shows through a series of workshops that generate inspiration through artistic collaboration with young people. Check out our video to learn more about the development process for some of our more recent discoveries.
Trusty Sidekick has developed new work in partnership with some of the most exciting theater venues in the country.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts New York, NY
Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement New York, NY
The Performance Project @ University Settlement New York, NY
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, DC