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Theatre Academy (Gr. 3 -12)

Summer Programs / Youth Enrichment -
Summer 2024 (YOUTH Only)

Beginning with an audition workshop, students will hone their audition skills to try out for roles in Disney's Newsies Jr.  Each day, students will participate in rehearsals including music, choreography, improv and drama games, backstage production, and most importantly -- FUN! The FINAL performance will take place on Friday, June 28 in the Irving Robbins Middle School Auditorium.

Opportunity for rising (7-12) graders: Students with a serious interest in the "behind-the-scenes" portion of theatre will work with mentors in the areas of stage management, directing, costumes, props, and set design. These students will not perform in the play but instead will be working backstage as part of the production.

Students should bring a healthy snack, a healthy lunch, and a water bottle daily.

Daily Schedule:

9:00-9:05 Morning Meeting
9:05-9:50 Workshop Rotation
9:50-10:35 Workshop Rotation
10:35-10:50 Snack and Bathroom Break
10:55-11:35 Workshop Rotation
11:35-12:20 Workshop Rotation
12:20-1:00 Lunch/Recess
1:00-1:55 Full Cast Rehearsal
1:55-2:00 End of Day Check-in and Notes


  • Registration deadline: June 9, 2024
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations with a refund will be allowed up to June 10 with a $35 fee. There are NO cancellations / refunds after June 10!

Elizabeth Donnelly

Program Manager

Elizabeth received her BA in Theatre from Fairfield University and has trained at Stella Adler Conservatory and HB Studios. As a proud member of AEA and SAG AFTRA, her credits include regional productions at PaperMill Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Vineyard Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, Stoneham Theatre, WAM, and Lost Nation Theater. New York credits include new works at BMI, The Brick, The Workshop Theatre, and the Frigid Festival. Elizabeth can be seen in the upcoming web series Honestly,Amelia.

She is a founding member of Fifth Letter Productions, a Connecticut based AEA theatre company dedicated to the development of new plays.

Elizabeth has been teaching students of all ages since 2011.

Y-PERF002 Closed

  Elizabeth Donnelly , Catherine Sullivan , Eva Pandiscia , Juanita Harris , Meghan McDermott , Inga M Smith , Julia Silver , Lunar Diaz

Irving Robbins Middle School : Multiple Rooms
Mon-Fri, Jun 17 - Jun 28
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Grades   3rd - 12th

$ 569.00
Course Fee

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