Did You Know That For The Past 15 Years:

  • NJSDA has students that are from ages 5 to 85!
  • NJSDA has helped many of our aspiring actors book professional roles in theater, film, TV and web series. Many of our teen students have been accepted at leading performing arts colleges.
  • NJSDA has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships available to children and adults without donor support to make our acting programs accessible to those who could not afford the tuition
  • NJSDA has been a Best of Essex County Award Winner in both the children and adult education categories
  • NJSDA provides free resources for students including: Rehearsal space, an acting library and industry guidance
  • NJSDA classes have helped both children and adults improve their self esteem and public speaking skills

There is so much more for us to accomplish, but we can't do it alone. The past few years have been tough for the arts, and we are facing more challenges than ever to keep our programs as well as resources vibrant, alive and growing. It costs over $6000 per month to keep our doors open. It is for this reason that we are asking for our community's support to continue making a difference in the lives of our students. Your donations help to fund our performance programs, buy new equipment for our theater and classrooms, keep our tuitions affordable and help us continue to provide assistance to those who might not otherwise have the resources to take advantage of our programs. Unfortunately, tuitions alone cannot keep these dreams alive.

We're excited to announce that from now until December 31st, thanks to a generous donor, we will be matching all donations. That means that every dollar you give is worth two; every $10 gift becomes a $20 gift. Just a $100 donation could provide one child or adult with their first acting class or provide a child with a week of summer camp!

It's so important for to us to maintain the spirit of NJSDA with a comprehensive curriculum, a stand-out staff, and affordable tuition. Please help us by supporting this mission and together, we can help make dreams come true.

  • Donate $125 and get a NJSDA T Shirt
  • Donate $500 and get a 1 hour private coaching session with either Beth or Bob
  • Donate $1,000 and you and a friend will receive FREE TICKETS TO ALL NJSDA PRODUCTIONS FOR A FULL YEAR!!!

Thank you for your generosity!

Beth Baur & Bob Sapoff, Directors


NJSDA Testimonial Video from Alina and Leilany

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