This class will introduce students to theatre through theatre games, voice and movement exercises, crafts, and creative play. This summer we will be creating and rehearsing performances inspired by mythology and magic. Final performance for family and friends on the last day of class! Open to new and continuing students.

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About the Class

Session 1: Myths and Magic
June 20th - July 1st
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: 224 Ecospace
Grades: K - 5

Young actors will shine on stage and explore fantasy themed adaptations, incorporated with elements of myths and magic!

Session 2: Myths and Magic
July 11th - 22nd
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Simsmore Square
Grades: K-5

Young actors will shine on stage and explore fantasy themed adaptations, incorporated with elements of myths and magic!

Tuition: $480
• Early Enrollment Discount: $480 if paid on or before May 1, 2022, $520 after that date

Need-based scholarships available! Apply here.

Teaching Artists


Darcy Parker Bruce is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at Smith College. They are currently working on several projects including a cycle of plays investigating the relationship between small towns, queers, and American Glory. Their play, Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner can now be purchased through Broadway Play Publishing and their play, The Place That Made You, the second play in the Piedmont Cycle, is forthcoming from the same press. This summer their play, To The Moon And Back opens at Chester Theater Company.


Josh Karam is an Actor/Musician/Director with a BFA in Music Theater from The Hartt School. Theater Credits include: Soapy DAYS OF 98 SHOW, Cleon PERICLES, and Josh was part of Playhouse on Park’s SAY THINGS FUNNY. Josh also has an enormous love for Improv and has a Certification in Interactive and Immersive Theater Performance. Currently Josh is Assistant Directing the Robin Hood Faire in Harwinton, CT. Josh has found so much creative expression in fantasy and improv through the Renaissance Faire circuit. As children we always imagine ourselves as Knights fighting dragons, or Superhero’s saving the day. Our Improv ability is only limited by the bounds of our imaginations!


Nick Palazzo is excited to be joining Playhouse Theatre Academy. He is a Teaching Artist for Hartford Stage and has performed nationally on both stage and screen. National Tour: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY (Male Swing); Television: BLUE BLOODS; Off-Broadway: PINKALICIOUS (Mr. Pinkerton); Regional Theatre: Playhouse on Park: IN THE HEIGHTS (Sonny), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Ted); Goodspeed Musicals Festival of New Artists: LINCOLN IN LOVE (Stephen Douglas); Ocean City Theatre Company: CINDERELLA (Prince Christopher); Cortland Repertory Theatre: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Perchik) B.F.A in Music Theatre from The Hartt School.