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 2023-24 season. They will be given an opportunity to discuss the
production with their instructors and classmates.
Workshops are limited to 20 students and meet once a week for
for a total of 10 classes. Classes begin September 11, 2023.
SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED. REGISTER NOW!!!
Sorry, no refunds unless classes are cancelled.
by mail, at the Box Office, or charge by
Questions? Call Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.(631) 928 -
CREATIVE DRAMATICSAges 6 - 8
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm$150
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.
Classes begin 9/13 Class Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4,
10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
(Showcase on 11/15 at 5:00 p.m.)
Instructor: Frenie AcobaTeaching Assistant: Hannah
PRE-TEEN WORKSHOPAges 8 - 11
SESSION ONE: Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.$175
Introduction to acting. Improvisation,
theatre games, beginning scene and monologue work. Final Class:
Original Showcase Performance based on classwork.
Classes begin 9/12Class Dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3,
10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21(Showcase on
11/21 at 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Frenie Acoba
Teaching Assistant: Alexa Eichinger
PRE-TEEN WORKSHOPAges 8 - 11
SESSION Two: Fridays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.$175
Introduction to acting. Improvisation, theatre games, beginning
scene and monologue work. Final Class: Original Showcase
Performance based on class work.Classes begin 9/15Class Dates: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3,
11/10, 11/17(Showcase on 11/17 at 5:30 p.m.)
TEEN WORKSHOPAges 12-17
Mondays 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.$200For all levels of
experience. Basic scene and monologue work, stage technique,
beginning and advanced improvisation.
Final Class: Original Showcase Performance based on
Classes begin 9/11 Class dates: 9/11,
9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27
(Showcase on 11/27 at 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Suzie Dunn
FREENIE ACOBA (Instructor, Creative
Dramatics, Pre-Teen I & II) actress, singer and dancer, she has been
involved in theater and entertainment for over a decade. Frenie has
performed professionally in the National Tour of SOUTH PACIFIC and in
the Original Broadway Cast of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. She has also
performed in numerous off-Broadway productions, such as in MOTHER JONES
at the New York Music Festival, RUNAWAYS at New York City Center
Encores! and JUDY at the New Ohio Theater. She is a recent graduate of
the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she majored in Drama. She is a
proud member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild.
SUZIE DUNN (Dean of Dramatic Academy/Instructor Teen
Workshop) 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
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).
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.
HANNAH WALLER (Teaching Assistant, Creative Dramatics)
Hannah has been performing since she was nine years old and has
participated in SCMEA and SCMEA All County Jazz. Previous credits
include MEAN GIRLS, JR. (Cady Heron), LEGALLY BLONDE, JR. (Vivienne),
INTO THE WOODS (Jack), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belinda Cratchit), and SOUND
OF MUSIC, JR. (Liesl)