Creative Dramatics

Theatre Three strives 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 onstage. We create a safe space for all students to try new things. Part of our mission is to give our students the most interesting, innovative, and exciting experience possible.

Workshops are limited to 20 students and meet twice a week for for a total of 10 classes. Classes begin July 9, 2024.


Sorry, no refunds unless classes are cancelled. Register online, by mail, at the Box Office, or charge by phone!

Questions? Call Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (631)928-9202

Ages 6 - 8

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am


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 class work August 7th at 10:00 am

Classes begin  7/9

Instructor: Gina Lardi

Teaching Assistant: Ellie Dunn


SUZIE DUNN (Dean of Dramatic Academy) Teaching career began at THEATRE THREE at age eighteen teaching classes for ages 6 through 17. BFA in Theatre; MA in Elementary Education. Seven years a teacher of dance and drama at Oakland Garden Elementary School, New York City; Arts Liaison between schools and 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 capitol region. She is the author of a curriculum for Arts-in- Education "Cue the Classroom" launched in 2014. She appeared on Central Park's Delacorte stage in The Public Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT (summer 2016 and 2018), AS YOU LIKE IT (summer 2017), and Disney's HERCULES (summer 2019). She has also been seen on THEATRE THREE's stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL for over 200 performances.

GINA LARDI (Instructor) an actor, composer, and costumer from Kings Park, NY. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Theatre Performance and a minor in Music. Over the years, she has privately coached students in voice, piano, and audition prep. In addition, she was certified in Music Funtime (preschool music education) at Grace Music School. As a THEATRE THREE alum, she is so excited to be back where it all started, passing along all that she has learned!

ELLIE DUNN (Teaching Assistant) Credits include four years in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, JoJo in SEUSSICAL, Annie in ANNIE, Gabriella in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, Glinda in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Wonka in WILLY WONKA. Appeared in the world premiere of Disney’s HERCULES, with Alan Menkin. Vocals on original cast recording of The Public Theater’s TWELFTH NIGHT. Performed in five summers of The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Self-taught ukulele. Member of both TRI M music honor society and National honor society. Graduate of Sachem East June 2023. Studies music education, concentrating on vocal studies at Fredonia’s school of music as a part of their honors program.

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.