Based in New York City, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company creates bold, original productions for young people and their families. Hailed by The New York Times for “blur[ring] the boundaries between the imagined and the real,” Trusty Sidekick crafts new and exciting ways for audiences of all ages to interact with live performance. By developing new work in collaboration with young audiences as dramaturgs, the theatre-going experience is redefined. Having created works in both unique settings like a Revolutionary War-era battleground and traditional theater spaces, every adventure is rooted firmly in the belief that kids deserve theater that ignites their imaginations and makes them think about the world in a new way.
Recent partnerships and presentations include Lincoln Center (Shadow Play), Seattle Children’s Theater (The Boy at the Edge of Everything), The Park Avenue Armory (The Haunting of Ichabod Crane, The 7 and ½ Mysteries of Toulouse McLane), and Classic Stage Company (The Stowaway). Commissions by Lincoln Center of multi-sensory work designed specifically for audiences on the autism spectrum (Up and Away, Campfire) have garnered international attention for Trusty Sidekick’s hallmark of keeping the audience in mind when creating every element of a show.
Customized workshops are available upon request. Shadow Play explores themes of friendship, difference and forgiveness. We feel it is important, timely, and vital for our company to share these themes with audiences across the country and internationally.
Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company strives to advance the field of theater for young audiences by sharing both our finished works and devising methods. By touring the production, we hope to build relationships with theatre artists across the country, exchanging best practices and strengthening the TYA community.