Theatre Three Dramatic Academy - Acting Classses for Children ages 6 through 17
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Theatre  Three  Dramatic  Academy  Spring  2022

Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and our ever-changing public health safety environment, THEATRE THREE is implementing the following protocols.

Effective Immediately:
All THEATRE THREE patrons must wear a mask regardless of age or vaccination status.

In addition to the above mask requirement, all THEATRE THREE patrons, age 18 and over, must be fully vaccinated* with an FDA-authorized vaccine to attend performances. Therefore, all vaccine eligible adults, 18 and over, entering the theatre must show a Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass along with a valid ID.

Patrons under the age of 18, while permitted to attend performances, must wear masks throughout their time at the theatre.

Please understand these protocols are for the safety and health of our patrons, employees, and community. Again, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

* "Fully vaccinated" means the performance date you are attending must be:
at least 14 days after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or at least 14 days after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Theatre Three's COVID-19 protocols remain subject to change. Any policy adjustments will be found on our website and social media as well as communicated to ticket holders in advance of their performance.

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. Students will receive two tickets to attend any Mainstage or children's theatre production during the 2021-22 season. They will be given an opportunity to discuss the production with their instructors and classmates.

Face coverings must be worn by all students and staff at all times.

Theatre Three will follow all recommended CDC and New York State guidelines. A full explanation of protocols will be provided to each family prior to the first day of class. Theatre Three has a site safety monitor to oversee all protocols.

Workshops are limited to 20 students and meet once a week for for a total of 10 classes.
Classes begin February 7, 2022.


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


Creative Dramatics, ages 6-8

Ages 6 - 8
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm

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.

Class Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27
(Showcase on 4/27 at 5:00 p.m.)

Instructor: Alyssa Montes
Teaching Assistant: Heather Kuhn

Pre-Teen Workshop I, ages 8-11

Ages 8 - 11
Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Introduction to acting. Improvisation, theatre games, beginning scene and monologue work. Final Class: Original Showcase Performance based on classwork.

Class Dates: 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/26
(Showcase on 4/26 at 5:30 p.m.)

Instructor: Suzy Dunn
Teaching Assistant: Alexa Eichinger

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Pre-Teen Workshop II, ages 8-11

Ages 8 - 11
Fridays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Introduction to acting. Improvisation, theatre games, beginning scene and monologue work. Final Class: Original Showcase Performance based on class work.

Class Dates: 2/11, 2/18, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/29, 5/6
(Showcase on 5/6 at 5:30 p.m.)

Instructor: Alyssa Montes
Teaching Assistant: Heather Kuhn

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Teen Workshop, ages 12-17

Ages 12-17
Mondays 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

For all levels of experience. Basic scene and monologue work, stage technique, beginning and advanced improvisation.
Final Class: Original Showcase Performance based on class work.

Class dates: 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/25
(Showcase on 4/25 at 5:30 p.m.)

Instructor: Suzie Dunn

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SUZIE DUNN (Dean of Dramatic Academy) 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 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 Capital 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 HERCULES (summer 2019). She has been seen in several productions of THEATRE THREE'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Most recently, she appeared in MAMA'S BIRTHDAY, part of THEATRE THREE'S OFF-STAGE/ON-LINE series.

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).

HEATHER ROSE KUHN (Teaching Assistant, Creative Dramatics/Pre-Teen I & II). THEATRE THREE credits include Off-Stage/On-Line series: CAKE (Lexi); JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT (Ensemble); JEKYLL AND HYDE (Ensemble); THE WIZARD OF OZ (Ensemble); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belinda, Fan); THE ADDAMS FAMILY (The Puritan); ALICE'S MOST DECIDEDLY UNUSUAL ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (White Rabbit). Provides program caricature design and artwork as Resident Artist for THEATRE THREE'S Children's Theatre productions. Favorite credits include SPAMALOT (Patsy) and WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID (Penny).

ALYSSA MONTES (Instructor, Creative Dramatics/Pre-Teen I & II) Bachelor's Degree in Child Study (elementary general/special education) with a concentration in Music. Working towards a master's degree in Adolescence Special Education. Performer/Public Relations Manager at Magical Aura Entertainment and assistant director/stage manager at Shoreham-Wading River's Summer Music Institute since 2011. Past theatre credits include: WEST SIDE STORY (Maria); PLAY ON! (Smitty); ANYTHING GOES (Chastity); ALMOST, MAINE (Glory); RUMORS (Claire); 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU (Director); etc. Past THEATRE THREE credits include JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Angel/Ensemble).

JEFFREY SANZEL (Instructor, Collaborative Playwriting/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.

MELISSA TROXLER (Site Safety Monitor) has been THEATRE THREE's Resident Stage Manager since the fall of 2017, having stage managed JOSEPH ..., JEKYLL & HYDE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE MIRACLE WORKER, NINE, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, CURTAINS, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, NUNSENSE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. She is also the co-producer and production supervisor of THEATRE THREE's OFF-STAGE/ON-LINE series. Previous stage management credits include Airmid Theatre Co, Berkshire Theatre Group, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, Lost Nation Theatre, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Busch Gardens, Williamsburg.