The Shakespeare Theatre Academy

For more information on Spring and Fall classes, please call 973-845-6742.

See the Star Ledger feature article on The Shakespeare Theatre Academy.


Acting fundamentals are the focus of this fun and fast-paced series. Through a variety of theater games, seminars, exercises, and scene work, students will discover the power of language and self-expression, while learning ensemble work and performance techniques. Topics include voice and speech, movement for the actor, and character creation — all while using a variety of classic texts including Shakespeare.

Doug West, Associate Director of Education

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (6 Sessions)
SPRING ONLY: April 19 - May 24, 2017
4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Fee: $300 ($280 for subscribers and past students)

Classes will be held in the Theatre’s Support Facility: 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

Call 973-845-6742 to register, or for more information.


Students spend time with the instructor in private, one-on-one sessions, learning to select, prepare and execute classical and contemporary monologues for their upcoming college/professional auditions.  The class includes some Audition/Monologue basics (attire, headshots, resumes, interviews, etc...) and is designed to help the student develop a system for how to approach new material, how to keep old material sharp, and how to objectively and constructively critique and gauge his/her own work.

INSTRUCTOR: Doug West, Associate Director of Education

Flexible times and rates, with discounts for multiple sessions.

Call 973-845-6746 for more information.

Sessions will be held in the Theatre's Support Facility: 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park

Dates and Instructors subject to change.