Thursday, June 27, 2024

Vivid Stage Highlights Director and Musical Director for Vivid Dreamers Summer Theatre Camp


WHOopen to students entering grades 5 through 12 
July 8 through July 26, 2024, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm (with a special afternoon performance July 26) 
: The Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit
$900 for three weeks, with limited need-based scholarships available through a grant from the Investors Foundation.
Registration and more information can be found at
 Vivid Dreamers.
The theatre at Oakes Center is wheelchair accessible. 
For more information for any of Vivid Stage’s programs, visit or call 908-514-9654.

Vivid Stage is proud to highlight Harry Patrick Christian, Director, and Vanessa Parvin, Musical Director, for its Vivid Dreamers summer theatre program. Christian has directed the camp for the past two years, and Parvin has been vocal coach and musical director for over ten years.

Harry Patrick Christian
is a long-time member of both the award-winning acting company here at Vivid Stage and the renowned Pushcart Players. He has performed in several original off-Broadway productions in NYC, national and international touring shows, TV, radio, and at many of NJ’s best professional theaters. Harry is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, directs at the Del E. Webb Center in Arizona, and is a teaching artist with the Passaic Police Department Youth Services Division.

Vanessa Parvin has performed with Broadway’s Ben Vereen, Carol Lawrence, Sally Struthers, Nancy Anderson, Burke Moses, and Eden Espinosa, among others. She is the soprano for MAC Award-winning vocal quintet Marquee Five, recently described as “Manhattan Transfer for the new millennium.” Vanessa holds a BA in Music from UCLA and a MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College.

Vivid’s program is a three-week theatre experience which combines training, in which students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with the opportunity for students to create and perform their own play. Recent original shows have been entitled Awesomeland, Snowed Inn, The Do-Over and Label Maker/Label Breaker

At Vivid Dreamers, we believe in having fun while developing real skills under the guidance of professionals. Vivid Dreamers is an enjoyable way for students in grades 5 through 12 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Students receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the support needed to achieve their personal goals.

About Vivid Stage:
Vivid Stage was founded in 1994 as Dreamcatcher Rep, and is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing contemporary, life-affirming stories that challenge, energize and entertain. Our work has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people and the power of live performance to connect people through our shared humanity. We expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own with the intention of awakening their imaginations and creating empathy for others. We deepen the experience of all our patrons with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs.

The company’s activities include mainstage productions, improvisational comedy and cabarets, new play readings and a variety of educational and senior outreach programs.

Vivid Stage’s programs are funded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Summit Foundation and many other corporations, foundations and individuals. Vivid Stage is an Equity Producing member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Vivid Stage, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation, incorporated under the laws

of the State of New Jersey.