Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Playwrights Theatre’s Creative Arts Academy fall classes for kids, teens and adults will begin in October.

WHERE: The Kids and Teen classes will be held at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave Madison, NJ. The Adult class will be held at Playwrights Theatre Administrative Offices, 28 Walnut Street, Madison.

Playwrights Theatre Creative Arts Academy classes are an opportunity for students at all levels of experience to bring their imaginations to life, while practicing basic performance and writing skills. Students work collaboratively with their peers creating characters and telling stories while building the confidence needed to enjoy creative freedom. Most classes conclude with a “sharing” of class work for family and friends.

Playwrights Theatre’s classes are taught by professional instructors who are working actors, directors, writers and artistic directors. The intimate class sizes allow individuals to explore in a safe, non-judgmental environment and insures of individual attention is given to each participant.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Playmakers (Grades 1-3)
Theatre games, pantomime and improvisation provide an exciting means for learning basic performance skills through movement, voice and imagination, in an engaging and nurturing environment designed for children to create and express themselves. Together students create a play which they present to parents and friends on the last day of class.
WHEN: Saturdays, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM, 10 classes
October 1 - December 17, 2011

(No class on November 12 and November 26)
TUITION:: $275 ($250 for returning students)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Musical Performance (Grades 4-8)
Build skills in using the "actor's instruments" in an energized and encouraging environment. While exploring sound and movement through singing, dancing and acting, students learn about breathing, rhythm, projection and timing. Students create their own short musical for presentation to parents and friends on the last day of class.
WHEN: Saturdays, 9:30 -11:00 AM, 10 classes
October 1 - December 17, 2011

(No class on November 12 and November 26)
TUITION: $275 ($250 for returning students)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Get Ready to Audition! (High School)
Whether you’re auditioning for college theatre programs, professional theatres, high school or community theatre productions, good audition skills are a must, and practice with good guidance is the only way to get there. This four-session intensive will improve your ability to select and present monologues and songs that will show you off at your best. The final class will consist of a simulated audition and subsequent critique session.
WHEN: Saturdays, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM, 4 classes
October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29, 2011

INSTRUCTORS: Taught by professional actor and college professor Jim Ligon and professional actor/singer Sahirah Johnson.

Adult Playwriting 1Adult Playwriting Workshop
This will be a basic workshop class where students share work in a supportive environment. Enrollment is open to students of all levels of experience; classes will provide exercises to beginners working on their first play as well as experienced writers who are further down the road.
WHEN: Mondays, 7:00-10:00 PM
October 10 - December 12, 2011
$275 ($250 for returning students)
IBSTRUCTOR: John Pietrowski, Artistic Director of Playwrights Theatre
Can't join this class on the first day? Pro-rated options available for late starts for this class only.

For more information and to register, visit or call the Education Department for more details 973.514.1787 X21.