Where We Have Been

Residencies During Our 46 years

From its inception The Shadow Box Theatre has had residencies primarily in donated community spaces. We have been very fortunate in having extraordinary support from the community so that we could maintain our low ticket prices, and stay true to our mission to serve the inner city community with affordable innovative and cogent Theatre Arts.  We started out at Temple Ansche Chesed, on the upper West Side where we both pro duced our first productions and performed, received our first reviews, as well as our first NYSCA grant.  We moved to PS 75, and then for a number of years to The Riverside Church.  From there we went to PS 145, followed by a number of Public Schools on the West Side, Harlem and East Harlem.  For 18 years we were the Children’s Theatre in residence at the YWCA of Brooklyn.  When they renovated their facility  we had to move to rental spaces.  We spent two years at the Brooklyn Music School, then Bleeker St, and are now back in Community space at PS 3, The Bedford Village School.  We want to take this moment to thank the NYC community for its support..

Featured Appearances

Lincoln Center,  Brooklyn Academy of Music,  Smithsonian Institution (Discovery Theatre), Washington DC. , American Museum of Nadtural History, Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse,  Brooklyn Museum, Emelin Theatre,  Brooklyn College, Hostos Community College, York Community College,  Symphony Space, JPAC, National Black Theatre, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Brooklyn Public Library, Riverdale YM/YWHA,  and others communtiy spaces.   (TV) Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Vegetable soup, PBS special anniversary production, Kids 13,  and other media news outlets

Various Schools and Day Cares:

Brooklyn:  Graham-Windham Williamsburg Child Care Center,  Child Study Center of Brooklyn, McDonough Head Start, New Life Day Care Center, Beansprouts of Brooklyn, Kipp Academy, P.S. 256, P.S 147, P.S. 99, P.S. 177, P.S. 11, P.S. 6, P.S. 256

Bronx: Five Star Day Care Center, Gwendolyn Bland DCC, Graham-Windham Early Head Start, Westchester-Tremont DCC, P.S. 277, P.S. 111, P.S. 43, P.S./M.S. 194

Manhattan: Center for Pre-School and Family Learning Head Start, Graham-Windham Harlem, Pre-School of America, Morningside Montessori, Columbia Grammar, Kipp Infinity Elementary School, The Art Farm in the City, P.S. 87, P.S. 2, P.S. 184

Queens: Blanche Day Care Center, Ralph Hirschkorn CCC, P23@Lifeline Center, HeartShare, Redeemer Lutheran Nursery School, St. Elizabeth Academy, P.S. 76, P.S. 133, P.S. 228, P.S. 131, P.S. 209


…And many, many others!


Hundreds of Schools have come to us from all over the five boros. Many have come for years,…and of course there are many first timers.