ContagiousDramaWorkshop set your creative spirit free ...

Now enrolling for Fall 2014! Classes begin September 17th!

NEW!  One week summer Cabaret Camp! July 28-Aug 1st





About the Workshop

young teensActing is a creative, constructive and social way to tap into the wonderful gift of imagination.

Acting is a great tool that:

  • Enables us to strengthen our communication skills (speech, writing and body language)
  • Develops problem-solving skills
  • Strengthens focus and concentration
  • Promotes teamwork
  • Encourages active listening

Through our courses, students gain greater knowledge of themselves through playful theater games and improvisation. Students develop their imagination and intuition, which will in turn, lead to a greater sense of confidence when dealing with unfamiliar situations. The class environment is fun and supportive! The courses are designed to enrich all types of students, from those who love to take center stage to those are not comfortable in public settings.

"Theater games do not inspire 'proper' moral behavior (good/bad), but rather seek to free each person to feel his or her own true nature, out of which a felt experience, actual love of neighbor will appear." - Viola Spolin

About The Instructor

Beth Painter is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds a Masters Degree in Education. She is a stage actress with over 20 years of experience from Community Theater to Off-Broadway. She was nominated for the 2007 Perry Award for Lead Actress in a Play. She was a teacher for 10+ years in both New York City and New Jersey.

Over the past several years, Beth has been conducting acting workshops for a broad range of students from 5yrs to 95yrs.

Recent Reviews

Beth Painter shows ... that she is a major actress. Read more

Ms. Painter is up to the challenge of intimate theater with minute facial reactions and appropriate, slight physical variances to suggest shift in response. Read more

Painter maneuvers around every swerve with great dexterity. Read more



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