NJSDA Special Workshop Series
 Tuesday, May 9 from 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Meet our instructors! Visit our acting studios and theater!
Find out for yourself what the excitement is all about!
Open to Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)
Intro to Acting: Jan. 6 Wednesdays January 25
7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00
Intro to Acting: March 6 Mondays March 13 7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00
Actor Prepares: Jan 7 Tuesdays January 24 7:30 - 10:00 PM $280.00
Actor Prepares: March 7 Wednesdays March 8 7:30 - 10:00 PM $280.00
Scene Study: Jan 7 Mondays January 9 7:30 - 10:00 PM $280.00
Scene Study:March 7 Tuesdays  March 14 7:30 - 10:00 PM $280.00
Building A Character-I 6 Tuesdays January 10 7:30 - 10:00 PM $245.00
Building A Character II 10 Tuesdays February 21 7:30 - 10:00 PM $385.00
Advanced Acting 11 Mondays January 16 7:30 - 10:00 PM $395.00
The Master Class 8 Wednesdays February 1 7:30 - 10:00 PM $280.00
Intro to Improvisation
6 Thursdays January 26
7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00
Advanced Improv 6 Thursdays March 9
7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00
Acting for FILM & TV 6 Wednesdays January 25 7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00  
TV Commercials 6 Tuesdays January 24 7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00
Advanced TV Comm. 6 Tuesdays March 7 7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00

Open to Adults and Teens (Ages 16+)

Intro to Musical Theater
6 Tuesdays June 21 7:30 - 9:30 PM $195.00
Private Voice Coaching By Appointment - $65-$70/hour

All Teen Classes have no more than 12 students*
*Except Improv Comedy and Encore Theatre Company


Become a NJSDA MEMBER for $25 (annually) and receive: 10% Discount on all* classes (a $20+ value), Waiver of the registration fee (a $10 value) and 2 Free Tickets to any Improv Comedy Show (a $20 value)!
(*Not valid for Combo Specials, ENCORE Theatre Company, or Summer Camps)

Receive a 20% DISCOUNT on additional classes of equal or lesser value. Additional classes must be taken concurrently.  
 Teens: Grades 9 - 12
Teens: Grades 9 - 12
Teens Acting
(6 spots left)
6 Saturdays May 7 1:00 pm-2:30 pm $145.00
Teens Musical Theater
(3 spots left)
6 Saturdays May 7 12 pm-1:00 pm $115.00
Any Teens Acting Class + Musical Theater

Non Members:$235

Tweens: Grades 6 - 8
Teens Acting
(6 spots left)
6 Saturdays May 7 1:00 pm-2:30 pm $145.00
Teens Musical Theater
(3 spots left)
6 Saturdays May 7 12 pm-1:00 pm $115.00
Any Teens Acting Class + Musical Theater

Non Members:$235



AUDITION NOTICE for NJSDA's ENCORE Theatre Company (Ages 14-26):
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 from 7pm-10pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 from 12pm - 6pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, October 19 from 7pm - 10pm
. Be prepared to dance
TECH WEEK: Jan 7- 11, 2017  SHOWDATES: Jan 12, 13, 14 (3 performances)
Westminster Arts Center- Bloomfield NJ
FIRST REHEARSAL will be on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 12pm - 6pm.  All other rehearsals will be on Thursday nights from 6pm-10pm, Sundays from 12pm-6pm and Tuesday evenings as neeeded.
SEEKING: MATURE, Responsible, Strong performers (Ages 14 - 26) with pop/rock/r&b vocal skills, dance / movement ability and strong acting technique.

WHAT to PREPARE: 16-32 Bars of 2 rock/pop songs or pop musical theater. BRING SHEET MUSIC in your correct key.  A piano accompanist will be provided.


NJSDA Special Workshop Series

Rock The Audition Workshop - March 6
Stand Up Comedy Workshop - March 7
(Workshop descritions are listed below)
To Register: Call 973-566-9700


Musical Theatre Audition Technique Workshop
Sunday March 6th, 2016 from 10am - 4pm
TUITION: $175.00 (12 Students maximum)

A one-day workshop covering a broad array of important tools, tips and techniques to help achieve confidence in the musical theatre audition taught by award winning director, Alex Perez.

 - Audition Technique

- Choosing the right material.

- Perfecting the 16 bar & 32 bar Audition

- Headshot/Resume Consultation

- Building the Proper Performance Techniques

- Tips and Tricks for Character Building

- Mastering your Performance

Please bring a Headshot (if you have one), a Resume and your song book (containing at least 3 songs)
to be ready to sing  selections from.

An accompanist will be provided for your class time.


ALEX PEREZ: (Director/Choreographer/Performer) Member of Equity, Sag-Aftra and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. Alex has recently helmed the 20th Anniversary of RENT at Harbor Lights Theatre in NYC, Julian and Romero for the NYC Fringe Festival, A Chorus Line for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland and both 'American Idiot' and “RENT” at the NJ School of Dramatic Arts.  He is the recipient of Directing Awards from The Papermill Playhouse’s Rising Star Awards in 2003 and 2014 and has led groups to Overall production awards. Alex has coached hundreds of young students as Artistic Director at HT Musical Theatre, Stagedoor Manor (NY), Acting Manitou (Maine) & Ohana Arts (Hawaii).   He began early in his career as a casting director for MTV Productions and worked on many TV programs for MTV. As a performer Alex can be seen in various television and film and has acquired an array of stage performances from doing aerialist work for 'De La Guarda' and dancing in music videos.  For more info and performing credits: www.AlexPerezNYC.com

Deborah Martin (Musical Director) spent 11 seasons as Musical Director at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival (now the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). She is the Founding Artistic Director of the 4th Wall Musical Theatre (Working, Pippin, Company, and Nine) and has served as Musical Director with the Fire Island Pines Arts Project (Little Mary Sunshine and Dames at Sea with Charles Busch). Off Broadway credits include Inside Out as Musical Director. Her work with the Montclair Operetta Company includes Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Kismet, and Cabaret. She is also a composer: The Princess, The Poet and the Little Grey Man (book by Joseph Robinette) was published by Dramatic Publishing Company.


3 Mondays: March 7, 14 and 21, 2016 from 7pm - 10pm
Performance Date: April 1, 2016
TUITION: $300.00 (Current / Former NJSDA students)
                $400.00 (Non NJSDA Students)

What the Class Will Do for You:

  • Fully develop a brand new act, or fine-tune an existing one
  • Mold topics into an original routine
  • Translate your ideas into a funny act through proper joke structure and editing techniques
  • Microphone technique and improving stage mechanics.
  • The difference between being a city comic and a road comic. The pros and cons of both and finding the perfect medium.
  • Developing an original persona and learning how to write for it.
  • How to develop comedy ideas into a real stand up act.
  • Different styles of writing stand up.
  • How to go about actually making a living as a comedian.

Class Includes:

  • Three three-hour-long classes
  • One half-hour private consultation (a $75 value!)
  • Two graduation performances at our NJSDA Black Box Theater on Friday, April 1 in which participants perform for an audience of friends and family in a supportive, positive, and controlled environment

Brad Trackman has over twenty years of experience performing stand up in renowned comedy clubs throughout the country.  His national television appearances include Comedy Central, CBS's The Late Late Show, CBS's Comics Unleashed, AXS tv's Gotham Comedy LiveMTV's The Buried Life, CBS's Star Search with Arsenio Hall, New Joke City with Robert Klein, NBC's Later, NBC's Friday Night and had his own commercial campaign on Spike TV.  He prides himself on being able to work squeaky clean and still kill it. This has led him to performing for Fortune 500 companies like Price Waterhouse Coopers, IHS and The Addis Group.  In addition to all of this, Brad has recorded two comedy albums, "Safecracker" and "Cool Guys Don't Wear Pink," both of which were produced by XM Radio's comedy program director, Joel Hass, and have received critical acclaim!

Brad's philosophy in teaching stand up is understanding that training is essential. "Stand up comedy is an art form. It's a craft similar and not unlike any theater, dance or vocal program.  There's a foundation that can be learned which will expedite one's success".  This workshop is for everyone, beginner to advanced.


"The way to learn comedy is from a pro -- someone who's seen it all, been through it all, and become a success in spite of it all. Brad is one of those pros."
Lisa Lampanelli
(Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Chelsea Lately...)

"Brad Trackman is that rare combination of a first rate stand-up and a first rate stand-up comedy teacher. He is an integral part of the stand-up faculty at the American Comedy Institute. I value him as a performer, as a teacher, and as a caring human being."
Stephen Rosenfield (Director - American Comedy Institute)

"Brad is hilarious and he really knows the stand-up comedy business. You can learn a lot from this guy!”    
Jeffrey Ross (Numerous Comedy Central roasts, Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Tonight Show-Jay Leno)











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