Acting Classes


At ATDW, work towards creating believable characters and becoming a great storyteller while attending ATDW’s Studio Theater Program:

Our acting program provides an advanced theatre training ground for junior high, high school, and college-aged young people. Members of the group explore various acting techniques and styles by engaging in monologue and scene work. Each semester provides an opportunity for group members to showcase this work for a live audience. In addition to acting technique, rehearsal and performance, this group develops and manages an action plan to implement the technical aspects of their showcase production, and the marketing efforts that will ensure a successful community experience. Members of the group are engaged in reflection and discussion on what it means to be a theatre-maker and an active member of arts-based communities.

Director: Caroline Festa is originally from Long Island, is a NYC based actor and creator. She attended Syracuse University where she received her BFA in Acting. Since graduation in 2018 Caroline has been fortunate to work on some exciting projects, ranging from Shakespeare, to new play development to some short film work! She is excited to bring her knowledge from the audition world and from her training into the studio!

During this acting course students will learn how to tackle text work through monologues, scenes and original text! They will learn how to tell stories using vocal techniques, movement exercises, and ensemble driven practices. This course can provide the blueprints to anyone working towards audition prep for high school programs and BFA or BA degrees! The most important part of this course is learning how to tell stories on stage starting with YOU the actor and creator."

ATDW has been thriving in the arts education community on Long Island for over 35 years, under the guidance of Broadway Veterans Michelle and Jerome Vivona the conservatory style Program has added Broadway Master Classes, a black box theater and musical theater production classes as well as classes in vocal technique and performance. If your goal is to attend a high level college theater program, perhaps land a role in a Broadway show or your high school musical production or just gain more confidence speaking in front of other people, ATDW is the first, best and only place to begin or continue your studies.

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