Our mission is to offer the best educational acting experience. Our
experienced teachers help participants explore their creativity, expand
their skills, and experience live theatre in new ways, all while having
fun. We believe any student should have a chance to be on stage. We
create a safe space for all students to try new things
Workshops begin the week of July 11 and run for five weeks.
SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED. REGISTER NOW!!!
Sorry - NO refunds. Register online,
by mail, at the Box Office, or charge by
Questions? Call Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.(631) 928 -
CREATIVE DRAMATICSAges 6 - 8
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
An introduction to the stage. Basic stagecraft and
theatre games with an emphasis on developing acting skills
through focus and self-control. Final Class:
Original Showcase Performance based on classwork.
Instructor: Shannon AbramsAssistant:
PRE-TEEN WORKSHOPAges 8 - 11
SESSION ONEMondays & Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Introduction to acting. Improvisation, theatre games, beginning
scene and monologue work.Students are eligible for Children’s
Instructor: Eric HughesAssistant:
TEEN WORKSHOPAges 12-15
Tuesdays & Thursdays11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.$175For all levels of
experience. Basic scene and monologue work, stage technique,
beginning and advanced improvisation.
Students are eligible for Children’s
Instructor: Shannon Abrams
ADVANCED TEEN WORKSHOPAges
Mondays & Wednesdays10:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm
$200Advanced work in
all areas: Scene work; sensory and emotional recall; audition
techniques; etc. Previous experience and permission of acting
Students are eligible for Children’s Theatre
*CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRODUCTION for ACTING WORKSHOPS
THEATRE THREE continues to provide a
unique opportunity for its older students. All students in Pre-Teen, Teen, and
Advanced Teen classes are eligible to appear in the final production of our
Children’s Summer Season along with THEATRE THREE’s
professional Acting Company. Students will have the opportunity to audition for
small speaking roles and will be able to work side-by-side with working
professional artists.This season we will be presenting the world premiere of
SLEEPING BEAUTY, written by Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel
and Artistic Associate Douglas J. Quattrock.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in SLEEPING BEAUTY will require rehearsal time outside of regular class time.
Students must be available for ALL rehearsals and ALL performances to be
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.PLEASE DO NOT ASK.
Permission forms must be returned immediately for participation in the
Rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty:Fri. July 22
4-6:30p.m.Wed. July 27 4-6:30p.m.Thur. July 28 4-6:30p.m.
Fri. July 29 1-3:30p.m.Tues. Aug. 2 4-6:30p.m.Wed. Aug. 3
4-6:30p.m.Thur. Aug. 4 4-6:30p.m.
PerformancesFri., Aug. 5 11:00
a.m.Sat., Aug. 6 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.Fri., Aug. 12 11:00
a.m.Sat., Aug. 13 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
ALEXA EICHINGER (Teaching Assistant) Debuted on THREATRE THREE's main stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL when she was 9 years old. Favorite credits include SEUSSICAL, JR. (Cat in the Hat); SHREK, JR. (Fiona); GREASE, JR. (Patty Simcox); and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belinda).
SUZIE DUNN (Dean of Dramatic Academy/Instructor Pre-Teen I & II)
Teaching career began at THEATRE THREE at age eighteen teaching classes
ages 6 through 17. BFA in Theatre; MA in Elementary Education. Seven
years a teacher of dance and drama Oakland Garden Elementary School, New
York City; Arts Liaison between school The New York City Blueprint for
The Arts, working with teaching artists from across the world. Assisted
in writing the Arts Standards for New York State. Proud co-founder of
The Cue Theatre, an educational lab theatre that works with hundreds of
students throughout the capital region. She is the author of a
curriculum for Arts- in-Education “Cue the Classroom” launched
throughout the Albany City School District in 2014. She appeared on
Central Park’s Delacorte stage in The Public Theatre’s TWELFTH NIGHT
(summer 2016) and AS YOU LIKE IT (summer 2017). Recently relocated to
Long Island, she was seen on THEATRETHREE’S stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
JEFFREY SANZEL (Executive Artistic Director) BFA in Acting & Directing from Conservatory at SUNY Purchase. With THEATRE THREE since 1989. Appointed Artistic Director July 1993. Director of over two hundred productions including the 2015 Musical Theatre Factory II's production of GODSPELL, JR. As a playwright, his works have included WHERE THERE'$ A WILL; 1968: ROCK THE WORLD; FROM THE FIRES: VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST; FAIR ENOUGH; and many children's theatre and educational productions. In addition to directing and playing Scrooge, he has provided THEATRE THREE's adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the past three decades. Currently, he is a Consulting Artist for New York City's 92Y Musical Theatre for Young Audiences program.