(Madison, NJ) Playwrights Theatre’s Creative Arts Academy spring classes for kids, teens and adults will begin in February. All classes are held at Playwrights Theatre, 33 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ. For more information and to register visit www.ptnj.org or call 973-514-1787 X21.
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 practicing theatre artists who are working actors, directors, and writers. The intimate class size allows individuals to explore in a safe, non-judgmental environment and insures individual attention is given to each participant.
The Adult Playwriting Workshop, taught by Playwrights Theatre’s Artistic Director, John Pietrowski, is 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 experience writers who are further down the road.
Tuition per class is $275 and $250 for returning students with the exception of Creative Play. Tuition is $225 for this class only. Registration deadline for all kid and teen classes is February 18.
Spring 2011 classes for kids and teens include:
Creative Play (Pre-K and K, ages 4 & 5)
February 24 – April 21
Thursdays, 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Playmakers (grades 1-3)
February 26 – May 7 (no class April 23)
Acting Lab (grades 4-6)
March 1 – May 3
Musical Performance (grades 4-6)
February 24 – April 28
Musical Performance (grades 7-9)
March 1 – May 3
Creative Play, Playmakers, Acting Lab and Musical Performance are process-oriented classes that teach age-appropriate theatre skills. Each class culminates in a student-generated performance for family and invited guests. Each session is designed to have a slightly different emphasis so students can take the same class several times and still have a high-quality learning experience.
Spring 2011 class for adults:
January 3 – March 7
March 21 – May 23
Pro-rate options are available for late starts for this class only.
For more information and to register, visit www.ptnj.org or call the Education Department 973-514-1787 X21.
Playwrights Theatre Creative Arts Academy teaches classes year-round for children, teens and adults. The Creative Arts Academy is committed to nurturing independent thinking, artistic and personal development through the literary and performing arts. At the Creative Arts Academy, students are part of a community where self-expression and creativity thrive and every person is a valuable member of the whole. Playwrights Theatre’s Creative Arts Academy strives for artistic excellence while emphasizing the creative process, both of which are vital to the personal, social and academic evolution of students of all ages. Creative Arts Academy instructors are highly experienced professional artists who are perceptive and dynamic in the classroom. Creative Arts Academy teachers are committed to developing their own skills, as well as those of their students, and to refining their artistry through continued practice and education.
About Playwrights Theatre:
Founded in 1986, Playwrights Theatre is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit professional theatre and arts education institution dedicated to developing and nurturing the dramatic imagination of artists, students, and audiences. Our New Play Program creates development opportunities for professional writers through readings, workshops and productions, and invites audiences to participate in authentic feedback experiences. Our New Jersey Writers Project, Poetry Out Loud, New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest and Festival, and Creative Arts Academy programs provide a comprehensive and hands-on arts education experience to over 31,000 students, Pre-K through adult.
Writers in the New Play Program are drawn from across the country, including our affiliation with the National New Play Network, a nation-wide group of theatres dedicated to the development and production of new work. Teaching Artists in our Education Programs are professional artists working in their field in the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. From 2003-2012, we have been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (along with only four other theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center and Paper Mill Playhouse) as “an anchor institution that contributes vitally to the quality of life in New Jersey.”
Funding for our activities comes from: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., Bank of America, the Bay and Paul Foundation, The Bickford Foundation, Dramatist Guild Fund, Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, The Prudential Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Travelers, The Victoria Foundation, and many corporations, foundations and individuals.
Playwrights Theatre is a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the National New Play Network, and Madison Arts & Culture Alliance.
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Playwrights Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre comprised of playwrights, theatre artists, and arts educators. We provide opportunities for writers to develop their works in a nurturing environment and connect with new audiences.