Creating Theatre From Real Events

Led by award-winning theatre practitioner Leigh Fondakowski (Head Writer, The Laramie Project), this interactive workshop helps you learn how to make theatre out of real life stories. Throughout this 2-week workshop you will stage several short pieces based on real events. The experience culminates with a work-in-progres showing at a NYC theatre. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about future workshop dates.

Research & Development Team

Our R&D team is conducting numerous interviews to help build our new show. In October 2016 we'll be refining the show during a two-week developmental residency at NYC's IRT Theater. Join our mailing list to receive exclusive invitations to the work-in-progress showings.

Gorey at HERE Arts Center

Our incredible new show GOREY, based on the heartbreaking life of the eccentric artist Edward Gorey, will premiere at HERE Arts Center April 29-May 22, 2016. The production will be directed by Life Jacket's Artistic Director Travis Russ. Click HERE to learn more and to purchase tickets.

Life Jacket at NYC’s Fordham University

Life Jacket’s signature course, The Storytelling Project, will be taught by our Artistic Director, Travis Russ, at Fordham University during Spring 2016. This course focuses on the art and science of storytelling and teaches participants how to tell powerful stories to inspire and persuade audiences. The experience culminates with a live storytelling event at a NYC theatre. Click HERE to register.