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Theatre  Three  Dramatic  Academy  Summer  2022

Our mission is 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 on stage. We create a safe space for all students to try new things

Workshops begin the week of July 11 and run for five weeks.


Sorry - NO refunds. 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
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

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 classwork.

Instructor: Shannon Abrams
Assistant: Alexa Eichinger

Limited availability.
Please call the Theatre at 631-928-9100 to register for classes.

Pre-Teen Workshop, ages 8-11

Ages 8 - 11
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Introduction to acting. Improvisation, theatre games, beginning scene and monologue work.
Students are eligible for Children’s Theatre Production.*

Instructor: Eric Hughes
Assistant: Alexa Eichinger

Limited availability.
Please call the Theatre at 631-928-9100 to register for classes.

Teen Workshop, ages 12-15

Ages 12-15
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For all levels of experience. Basic scene and monologue work, stage technique, beginning and advanced improvisation.
Students are eligible for Children’s Theatre Production.*

Instructor: Shannon Abrams

Limited availability.
Please call the Theatre at 631-928-9100 to register for classes.

Advanced Teen Workshop, ages 12-17

Ages 12-17
Mondays & Wednesdays
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 pm

Advanced work in all areas: Scene work; sensory and emotional recall; audition techniques; etc. Previous experience and permission of acting teacher.
Students are eligible for Children’s Theatre Production.*

Instructor: Shannon Abrams

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THEATRE THREE continues to provide a unique opportunity for its older students. All students in Pre-Teen, Teen, and Advanced 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 the world premiere of SLEEPING BEAUTY, written by Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel and Artistic Associate Douglas J. Quattrock.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in SLEEPING BEAUTY will require rehearsal time outside of regular class time. Students must be available for ALL rehearsals and ALL performances to be eligible.


Permission forms must be returned immediately for participation in the production.

Rehearsals for Sleeping Beauty:
Fri. July 22 1-3:30p.m.
Wed. July 27 4-6:30p.m.
Thur. July 28 4-6:30p.m.
Fri. July 29 1-3:30p.m.
Tues. Aug. 2 4-6:30p.m.
Wed. Aug. 3 4-6:30p.m.
Thur. Aug. 4 4-6:30p.m.

Fri., Aug. 5 11:00 a.m.
Sat., Aug. 6 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 12 11:00 a.m.
Sat., Aug. 13 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.





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).

SUZIE DUNN (Dean of Dramatic Academy/Instructor Pre-Teen I & II) 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 school 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 throughout the Albany City School District in 2014. She appeared on Central Park’s Delacorte stage in The Public Theatre’s TWELFTH NIGHT (summer 2016) and AS YOU LIKE IT (summer 2017). Recently relocated to Long Island, she was seen on THEATRETHREE’S stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

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. 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.