Since its inception in 1998, The SOOP Theatre Company (acronym for “Seat Of Our Pants” – appropriately named, since we seem to be “flying” by it most of the time) has been committed to the individual and their needs as a whole artist, whether you are an actor, director, playwright, musician, dancer – with our SAME goals in mind: to do strong, passionate, invested work. Now producing in Westchester at the historic Manor Club Theatre in Pelham Manor, NY, as well as NYC venues, we are proud to offer two distinct, theatrical experiences:
Our professional arm, The SOOP Acting Company, offers a full season, replete with Main Stage theatrical productions, often inviting industry guest artists to join our ranks, plus our Theatre For Young Audience (TYA) holiday productions and our One Night Only! concert-style theatre events. Additionally, we offer individual coaching in acting and public/professional speaking for the pro and novice alike! SOOP makes a commitment to give its staff and students a professional, nurturing and well-supported experience – one that encompasses artistry, production value and industry support.
Our educational arm, The SOOP Theatre Arts Repertory (STAR program), taking root in 2008, has allowed us to take our commitment to excellence in the theatre arts to the most fertile ground – the youth of southern Westchester! Working with the historic Manor Club in Pelham Manor, NY, we have grown to offer a fully comprehensive K – 12 program in a trimester framework, including two mainstage productions a season, theatre workshop classes, voice/piano lessons, college/audition coaching and public speaking. With FUN always being the top priority, these kids are fully immersed, working at a professional pace with an entirely professional staff, blending novice and seasoned performer.