We must reconsider what is meant by “talent.” It is highly possible that what is called talented behavior is simply a greater individual capacity for experiencing. From this point of view, it is in the increasing of the individual capacity for experiencing that the untold potentiality of a personality can be evoked.

‘I could never find a place like Irondale … it’s about knowing who you are and expressing yourself without being judged… Irondale is life.’
Aalyiah Stewart

Entering its 8th season, The Young Company uses the same ensemble training techniques that created the Irondale Ensemble Project. Just as the professional company grew out of the interests and talents of the original members, the Young Company develops work in the same way. Young Company members will create and perform 2 productions over the course of the school year, travel to see other professional shows, and intern with a professional theatre company.

2016-17 Young Company Shows:

  • Improv Show – Monday February 6, 2017 at 7PM (Irondale Center),
  • Citizens – Friday and Saturday June 16 & 17, 2017 (JACK) ; click HERE to reserve your free tickets.

Are you interested in the behind the scenes world of theatre magic? Ever wanted to build a set or create a landscape out of lights in a professional theatre? Want to work with other like-minded teens from around NYC?
Join Irondale’s Young Company Tech Track. Click here to learn more.


Young Company members gain hands on experience and learn what it takes to run a professional theatre by ushering visiting and in-house productions, assisting in youth classes, distributing marketing materials, stuffing programs, and working alongside Irondale’s professional Ensemble on our Equity productions. We are truly grateful for their commitment and are proud to call each and every young person an Irondale family member. The Young Company is generously supported by New York State Council on the Arts, Sonia Staff Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York, and our generous individual donors, providing NYC teens complimentary tuition.

Young Company runs October 1, 2016 – June 17, 2017. Most sessions meet 1:00-4:00PM at Irondale.

Too young for Young Company? Check out our Junior Company!

To register or for more information about Irondale’s Young Company, please contact Amanda Hinkle, Director of Education at 718-488-9233 ext 224 


Young Company Scholarship Recipients

2015 – Danajiha Davis & Andre Knight
2014 – Aaliyah Stewart & Joel Seabrook
2013 – Richard Perez
2012 – Xerxses Morris
2011 – Alex Miyashiro