The Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists by offering the TYRO Acting Program and the Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive Program during the months of July and August.
The TYRO Theatre Programs provide an introduction to theatre skills and performance in a two- week session from 9:30 am to 12 noon for 6-8 year olds and from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm for 9-11 year olds that runs from July 9th-July 20th. The cost of tuition is $200 per student.
The TYRO Program is led by Maria Broadeur, the CSC Education Director. Brodeur is a professional actress and arts educator with experience in children’s theatre who holds a BA in Theatre and Education from Rutgers University. One TYRO parent recently exclaimed, “I saw so much growth in Christine this summer as a result of the wonderful handling given by all of you!”
The Young Performers Workshop, hailed by the Star Ledger as “a state treasure”, is a professional musical theatre training program for young people ages 8-18. The five-week program runs July 16th to August 19th on the campus of Centenary College. The YPW Summer Intensive Program runs Monday-Saturday, 9am-4:30pm with a special evening project by invitation of the program director. The cost of the summer program is $995 for the first student and $895 for each additional student.
The YPW Summer Intensive offers training in acting, voice, and dance with specialized electives taught by theatre professionals. The program includes three full-length musical productions and The One Act play festival performed for the general public. Acceptance into the program is based on an interview with program director Michael Blevins scheduled for June 9th and 10th at 11:00 am. Blevins is an alumni of the University of North Carolina and New York University. He is a television, film, and Broadway veteran with over 15 years of experience teaching musical theatre to young performers.
The TYRO and YPW summer programs represent the educational arm of the Centenary Stage Company, a professional Equity theatre in residence at Centenary College under the leadership of Artistic Director, Carl Wallnau.
For more information regarding TYRO, YPW, and CSC programming, or to arrange an interview for YPW contact 908-979-0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org.
Programming for CSC is made possible through generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, CSC sponsors and members.