Summer Theatre Camp for Pre-K to 12th Grade
NOTE: Before you register for a class, you must first sign up for an account with PTNJ. You will receive a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wanted to sign up for the account. Once you do this, you never have to enter all your information again. Just login with your username and password. It's that easy.
**Please note: DO NOT uncheck the box at the bottom of the Register page. This needs to be checked in order for you to receive the confirmation e-mail.
PTNJ has Half-Day, Two-Week Workshops for Pre-K through 12th Grade. And Full-Day Theatre Academy, in Two-Week Sessions for Grades 4-6/7-9. Click on the name of the class to learn more and to register.
Playmakers Grades 1-3
Theatre games, pantomime and improvisation provide exciting means for learning basic performance skills in movement, voice and imagination. An engaging and nurturing environment for children to create and express themselves.
Musical Performance Grades 4-5/6-8
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.
Acting Grades 4-5/6-8
Through exercises in voice, movement, and improvisation, students familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of acting in a supportive, process-oriented class. An emphasis is placed on playbuilding skills through improvisation, theatre exercises and group collaboration, which may lead to further study in monologue and scene work.
Playwriting Grades 6-8/9-12
Students meet for instruction in playwriting technique and guidance on their works-in-progress. Students may receive additional support by emailing drafts to the playwriting instructor for individual advice. The class will culminate in a reading of students' work on the last day.
Getting 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.
The Full-Day Theatre Academy (Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm) is designed for grades 4-6/7-9. Kids and Teens work with a team of artists to create an original play with music. The class will focus on the writing, performance, music, and production aspects of the play. Students explore each skill and learn how to weave the various elements together into an engaging, original performance piece presented to family and friends.