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Theatre  Three  Dramatic  Academy  Summer  2017

Our mission is to give our students the most interesting, innovative, and exciting experience possible. This includes invitations to special performances with a meet-the-cast question and answer period. Creative Dramatics I & II will attend our summer production of Aladdin & the Lamp. Pre-Teen I & II and Musical Theatre Factory I will have the choice of our fall production of The Bridges of Madison County or our holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Teen, Advanced Teen, and Musical Theatre Factory II students will attend a performance of our fall production of Bridges of Madison County.

Workshops begin the week of July 11.
All acting workshops meet for ten classes over 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.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.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.

Instructors: Kayla Jones & Carolina Nina Moran

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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: Antoine Jones
Teaching Assistant: Katie Gudzik

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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: Steven Uihlein

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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: Steven Uihlein

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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 the children’s musical THE FROG PRINCE, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel, choreographed by Musical Theatre Factory Director Sari Feldman, and musical direction by Children’s Theatre Musical Director Steve McCoy.

PLEASE NOTE: Participation in THE FROG PRINCE 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.

Fri., July 21 1:00—3:30 p.m.
Wed., July 26 4:00—6:30 p.m.
Thurs., July 27 4:00—6:30 p.m.
Fri., July 28 1:00—3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 1 4:00—6:30 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 2 4:00—6:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 3 4:00—6:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 4 8:30—10:15 a.m.

Fri., Aug. 4 11:00 a.m.
Sat., Aug. 5 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 11 11:00 a.m.
Sat., Aug. 12 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.



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 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. After New York workshops, she transferred to Albany where she has been working with youth, adult and regional theatre for the past ten years. Proud co-founder of The Cue Theatre, an educational lab school 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 2014 throughout the Albany City School District in 2014. She appeared Central Park’s Delacorte stage in The Public Theatre’s TWELFTH NIGHT (summer 2016). Recently relocated to Long Island, she was seen on THEATRE THREE’S stage in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

KATIE GUDZIK (Teaching Assistant, Pre-Teen I & II) THEATRE THREE credits include three seasons of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Charwoman/Margaret; Belinda Cratchit), SHREK: THE MUSICAL (Baby Bear); GREASE, JR. (Sandy); LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL (Spotlight Operator). Credits include WIPEOUT (Zelda), WILLY WONKA, JR. (Veruca Salt), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Kelsi); SWEENEY TODD (Lucy/Ensemble); GODSPELL (Ensemble). Assisted Mount Sinai Middle School productions of LAW & ORDER: C-RHYMES & PUN-ISHMENT and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR.

ANTOINE JONES (Instructor, Pre-Teen I & II) AS in acting from SCCC and BA in acting from SUNY, Stony Brook Performing Arts Director at Stony Brook Performing Arts Camp (3 years). Directing credits that include JOSEPH (Webber Musical), SOME GIRLS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Regional theatre performing credits include ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Chief Sitting Bull), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Tonton), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Don John), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Master Ford), MACBETH (Macbeth). THEATRE THREE: THE PIED PIPER, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, TWENTIETH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS (world premieres of “The Kitchen Fairy” and “Counting Sheep”), A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

KAYLA JONES (Instructor, Creative Dramatics I & II) With THEATRE THREE Dramatic Academy since 2009. Ninth session teaching. Third session co-teaching. THEATRE THREE credits: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Martha Cratchit), ALICE'S MOST DECIDEDLY UNUSUAL ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (White Rabbit), THE FROG PRINCE (Princess Katherine), PETER PAN'S NEVERLAND ADVENTURES, KING ARTHUR'S KRAZY KWEST, PINNOCHIO. Other credits: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Silly Girl), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Ensemble), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Rosemary), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Atina). Graduating class 2017, Comsewogue High School.

CAROLINA NINA MORAN (Instructor, Creative Dramatics I & II) BA in Music Performance; BS in Psychology. Arizona State University (Magna Cum Laude). Teaching Artist, The Place Fine Arts Academy (Phoenix, AZ). Founder/director/teacher Nina’s Muse School of Fine Arts (Long Island). Musical theatre director/teacher Kings Park Dance Center (Kings Park, NY). Teaching artist/workshop developer Long Island University/Tilles Center (Greenvale, NY). Performance credits: DR NEWHART’S CHRISTMAS CURE (Dr. NewHart), A CHRISTMAS STORY (Mary), YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (accompanist), THE WIZARD OF OZ (director), THE INS AND OUTS OF A CARNIVA (director/composer/playwright).

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.

STEVEN UIHLEIN (Instructor, Teen and Advanced Teen) Associate in Science Degree in Theatre Performance and Technical Theatre. Member of THEATRE THREE’s Educational Touring program since 2015. Centereach High School Drama Program Technical Director since 2013. With THEATRE THREE from 2014 as actor in Mainstage and Children’s Theatre productions as well as fight choreographer, running crew, and lighting designer for Children’s Theatre. Past THEATRE THREE credits include SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: THE MUSICAL (Double-J); 20th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS (world premieres of “Lower Education,: “Upset Over Nothing,” “When Driven”); A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Marley 2016, First Seeker/Old Joe 2015); LEGALLY BLONDE (Lowell/Dewey); SHREK THE MUSICAL (Big Bad Wolf); BEAU JEST (Chris); GODSPELL (“Light of The World”); SWEENEY TODD (Ensemble); OLIVER! (Ensemble). Reginal credits include HENRY V (Constable of France); THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (Bert Jefferson); CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Valvert); THE GOOD DOCTOR (THE NARRATOR); etc.