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Faheem is going to New York!

The Neighborhood Playhouse, a major force in American theatre and theatre education since its inception, was founded in 1915 at the forefront of the American theatre renaissance. Created by philanthropists Alice and Irene Lewisohn, the original Playhouse was located in the famous Henry Street Settlement House.

One of the first Off-Broadway theatres, the Playhouse was committed to community and devoted to renewing the roots of drama, mounting works both classic and modern.

From the theatre grew a desire to focus on training and, in 1928, The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre opened its doors. The Lewisohns entrusted the direction of the school to Rita Wallach Morgenthau, a long time board member and advisor to their theatre. The first class, comprised of only nine students, had the privilege of being taught by theatre luminaries Agnes DeMille, Louis Horst, Laura Elliott, and Martha Graham.

In 1935, Sanford Meisner, one of the greatest acting teachers of the 20th Century, joined the acting faculty of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. In 1940, he became head of the acting program. It was here that the world-renowned Meisner Technique was born.

Faheem got accepted into the Neighborhood Playhouse 6 week summer intensive in New York!

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