Monday, August 3, 2015


Last chance to register for final Summer Camp Session! Grab your spot before it's gone.

Our two-week process-oriented classes result in theatre pieces created by the students and shared with family and friends that incorporate writing, acting, singing, and improvisation. Students learn to appreciate the spoken word, gesture, and the importance of narrative and character in their daily lives. All in a fun and non-threating environment.
In Playwrights Theatre’s Creative Arts Academy, students practice transferable life skills while receiving quality training in theatre-based craft. Through this craft, students learn to collaborate and empathize, to know when to lead, when to assist, and to develop the confidence to assert themselves in the service of others. Students also practice executive function skills that help them take healthy risks and deal with setbacks, as well as skills that develop working memory for complicated tasks, and that build kind of intellectual flexibility needed to come up with creative solutions to old and new problems.
All classes are taught by trained professional theatre artists/educations. Classes are devised to be taken multiple times.

Half-Day, Two-Week Sessions this summer from 9:30am-12:30pm

Session D: August 17-28 (registration deadline August 10)
Each two week session is $275 ($250 for returning students)

Playmakers for Grades K-2
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. Ready to register? Click here.

Acting Workshop for Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This class provides an engaging and supportive environment for children to develop performance skills (voice, body, and imagination) and to create and express themselves through improvisation and writing. Class offerings for older students may further explore text analysis, scene study, and character development. Ready to register? Click here.

Playwriting Grades 6-12
This is a basic workshop class where students of all levels of experience write and share work in a supportive environment. Classes will provide exercises to begin writing a new script, or further develop a play already in progress. The class will receive advice for submitting their scripts to contests for young playwrights including the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival. The class culminates in a reading of students' work on the last day. Students may receive additional support by emailing drafts to the playwriting instructor for individual advice after the close of the session. This class will be taught by Jim DeVivo, PTNJ's Director of Education, who has over 20 years experience mentoring young artists including 12 years as program director for the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival. Ready to register? Click here.

Adult Playwriting Workshop
Taught by Playwrights Theatre's Artistic Director (and 2012 NJ State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship winner) John Pietrowski, 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. Pro-rate option available for this class only. Ready to register? Call our Education Department at 973-514-1787, ext. 21.

Summer Session: June 29 - August 31, 2015 (no class July 6)

Contact the Education Office at 973-514-1787, ext. 21. Leave a message if no one is able to take your call. Calls will be returned promptly. Or register on our website

**Please note: If class attendance numbers are not met by registration deadlines, classes will be cancelled. Don't delay---register today!