Based out of the East Village for over a decade, VPT combines music, improv and storytelling in new and dynamic ways to transform audience members’ stories into an exciting theater experience. Theatergoers enjoy both the thrill of live improv and the powerful experience of seeing a moment in their lives onstage.
VPT offers public performances for New Yorkers as well as private shows for under served populations, and they partner with a broad range of local, national and international organizations. Previous clients include New York University, The New School, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Past seasons have included performances for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy and 9/11, members of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization, and individuals struggling with mental illness and addiction.
The Annual Spring Gala Fundraiser celebrates the end of VPT’s 10th season with food, cocktails, an auction, and an interactive performance from company members. Friends of the company and curious newcomers will have the chance to mix and mingle with artists and experience live theater in a fun and immersive setting.
We have a lot to celebrate but need help with funding. This season we’ve provided performances for audiences struggling with mental illness, addiction and homelessness–people who don’t often have access to the arts.
Additionally, this year marks the launch of VPT’s Open Rehearsals, a popular series of interactive training workshops for actors and non-actors.