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!

Fall program information coming soon!

AHM is working on more theater programs for Fall 2022, for students grades K-6!

Grades K-2: An introduction to the world of theatre! In this course, students will start to create their own short plays based off a children’s book. By playing theatre games, improvising, and rehearsing together, students will explore their creativity their own unique piece of theatre. Share day on the final day of class for family and friends!

  • Cost: TBD
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Grades 3-6: Open to new and returning students! Students will work to create their own short scenes from topics that are important to them. By improvising and rehearsing with their classmates, students will tell worries about the world as they see it. Class will incorporate elements of theatre games and writing exercises, all designed to teach students performance and collaboration skills. Share day on the final day of class for family and friends!
  • Cost: TBD
  • Time: TBD

Dates for both programs TBD

*Program fees have been reduced due to the support of the Colleen Keenan Memorial Fund.

For more information or question please contact AHM’s Executive Director, Tressa Giordano, at 860-228-9488 or TressaG@ahmyouth.org.

Meet Our Youth Theater Teachers


Mei-Li has been involved in singing, dancing, and acting lessons since a young age and is thrilled to be able to inspire the next generation of youth performers. She is currently a student at Central Connecticut State University pursuing a B.A. in Theater with a minor in Business. Her previous experience with various childhood-focused educational groups includes Newington Children’s Theatre Company, Plainville Choral Society & Plainville Choral Society Youth Theatre, Plainville Family Resource Network, The Children’s Law Center, and Buena Vista Recreation Camp. In addition to her passion for performance, Mei-Li is a professionally licensed Ice-Skating coach with the United States Figure Skating Association and has over 10 years of experience coaching Figure Skating and Ice Hockey to children and adults. She loves being able to teach from her experiences and learn from others. She is so excited to begin a new chapter teaching with Playhouse Theatre Academy.

Dana Rudnansky

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.

Thank You to Our 2019 Summer Youth Theater Sponsors!

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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.