AHM & Playhouse Theatre Academy partner to offer fun and exploratory, pre-professional theatre programs!
From workshops in Musical Theatre to themed sessions of Creative Drama, Playhouse Theatre Academy offers something for everyone. As an emerging artist, or as a student wanting to explore your creativity in a new way, Playhouse Theatre Academy is your home for quality theatre instruction.
Welcome to the world of theatre! In this course, students will explore their abilities in storytelling by creating their own play based on a children’s book. Exercises and games will focus on acting, storytelling, puppetry, and character building. For students Grades K-6. Share day on final day of class for family and friends!
Six weeks, Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm on zoom, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, and 4/6. Cost: $75 per student.
Instructors: Sarah Oschmann & Dana Rudnansky
Meet Our Youth Theater Teachers
Sarah is excited to be joining Playhouse on Park and Playhouse Theatre Academy as a Teaching Artist. She is an actor, writer and educator currently based in Windham, CT. Sarah has been acting for over ten years now. She holds both a BFA in Theatre with a concentration in Acting and Directing from Eastern Connecticut State University, and an MFA in Acting from East 15 Acting School in the UK. Through her career thus far, she has performed in many academia and community theatre productions, along with many short film projects; building her resume to pursue a career in acting full time. Currently, Sarah works as a Theatre Art’s Educator at an Elementary school. Through this teaching experience, she has found her love of teaching young minds. She hopes to inspire, educate, and encourage children and young adults of all ages to love the craft of theatre!
Dana is a young theater professional and recent graduate from Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Studies. In her time at Wagner, she was part of various productions including Working, Cabaret, and The Crucible as well as working in the fields of stage and prop management and directing. Her main passion is derived from her love and education of puppetry, which she has been able to incorporate into previous classes. Dana is thrilled to be a part of Playhouse Theatre Academy once again after teaching Creative Kids this past winter.
AHM is excited to introduce Thomas Beebe, one of the teachers for our new theater program! Thomas Beebe is an actor, director, and teaching artist who has worked with many professional companies across Connecticut. Thomas has held various positions in educational theatre with companies including Hartford Stage and Hartford Children’s Theatre. Some recent projects include productions of Charlotte’s Web and Robin Hood and classes in Improv, Broadway Dance, Acting, and Playwriting. As an actor, Thomas has appeared in over 50 productions at theaters such as Playhouse on Park, Hartford Stage, The Bushnell, and Peak Performances with favorites being Max Bialystock in the hit musical The Producers and William Barfee in Spelling Bee. Thomas holds BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.
AHM is excited to introduce Sierra Kane, one of the teachers for our new theater program! Sierra is grateful to be a teaching artist for Playhouse on Park. She comes to Connecticut by way of Southern California where she received her B.A. in Communications at California State University, Fullerton. At Fullerton, she received an opportunity to co-teach a college-level public speaking course. There she realized she had a passion for teaching. With years of acting and comedy improv experience, she soon started teaching a weekly comedy improv course open to the public. Due to the success of the class, it ran for two years, until she moved away. Sierra has also been fortunate enough to have worked as a counselor at an Easter Seals Camp, a camp for youth with disabilities. In May she will graduate with her MFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut.
Thank You to Our 2019 Summer Youth Theater Sponsors!
Colleen Keenan Memorial Fund (CKMF)
Established by family and friends to honor this kind, loving and wonderful daughter, mother, sister and friend; this fund helps support the AHM Summer Youth Theater and in the future additional performing arts activities for young people.