Pre-Teen Workshop II

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 9-12

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 am


All levels welcome. Improvisation and scene work; sensory and emotional recall, audition techniques, trends in contemporary theater, and introduce/expand offstage knowledge etc.

Students are eligible for Children’s Theatre Production. *

Classes begin  7/9

Instructor: Gina Lardi

Teaching Assistant: Ellie Dunn

*THEATRE THREE continues to provide a unique opportunity for its older students. All students in Pre-Teen and 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 PINOCCHIO.
The musical is written by Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel and Artistic Associate Douglas J. Quattrock


Participation will require rehearsal time outside of regular class time. Students must be available for ALL rehearsals and ALL performances to be eligible. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, PLEASE DO NOT ASK. Permission forms must be returned immediately for participation

Rehearsals for PINOCCHIO:

Fri. July 19th 1-3:30 pm
Wed. July 24th 4 – 6:30 pm
Thur. July 25th 4 – 6:30 pm
Fri. July 26th 1 – 3:30 pm
Tues. July 30th 4 – 6:30 pm
Wed. July 31st 4 – 6:30 pm
Thur. Aug. 1st 4 – 6:30 pm
*Fri. Aug. 2nd 8:30 – 10:15 am*
*Note- this is an early call time for opening show

Performances for PINOCCHIO:

Fri. Aug 2nd – 11:00 am
Sat. Aug 3rd – 11:00 am
Sat. Aug 3rd – 2:00 pm
Fri. Aug 9th – 11:00 am
Sat. Aug 10th – 11:00 am
Sat. Aug 10th – 2:00 pm


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.