Theater Creations 2020



Theater Creations 2020


Calling all 7- to 11-year-olds who love performing!

Come and be part of The Chatham Community Players Theater Creations.

Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon.

Young actors will learn the fundamentals of acting onstage while using their imaginations and artistic creativity to develop their very own play!

Through various games and exercises, kids will also learn about different theatrical elements and how they are used to shape a performance.

An original script will be created using the kids' chosen storyline and characters.

This work will be rehearsed and ultimately presented on the Chatham Playhouse stage in a full performance with no scripts in hand for family and friends.

Price includes a copy of the final show and a Theater Creations T-shirt.

The two week camp is only $325 per person.

REFUND POLICY:  All monies will be refunded in the event that the Chatham Community Players is required to cancel Theater Creations.  If a participant chooses to cancel, a full refund will be provided up to 2 weeks prior to the start, with a sliding scale thereafter.

Health and Safety

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our patrons, actors, volunteers and community. This priority has guided our decisions about happenings at the theater.

We are happy to share that Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 149, allowing the resumption of child care services, youth day camps, and organized sports starting July 6th, 2020. With this new information, The Chatham Playhouse will begin to gradually reopen to patrons with enhanced safety measures in place following guidance from the CDC and state authorities.

We look forward to welcoming students back to our Theater Creations program with new safety measures which include physical distancing guidance, preventative hygiene practices, rigorous cleaning and sanitization along with strict capacity limits. At this time, we are limiting participants to eight  (8) students with one (1) instructor and one (1) assistant per program. As new guidance is distributed by the state, we may modify the number of participants allowed into each program.

To help keep everyone safe, we also urge our patrons to play their part in restricting the virus’ spread by listening to local government guidelines, respecting hygiene rules and face coverings guidance, maintaining social distancing and staying home if they feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

In this rapidly changing environment, we will continue to frequently evaluate all our actions to ensure we are making the right decisions for our patrons, actors and volunteers, always putting safety first.

About Our Theater Creations Director

'Scott Tyler' Richenaker has been an actor, director and arts educator for over 15 years.  In 1998, after his Rising Star Nomination, Scott earned a scholarship to the Papermill Playhouse Summer Conservatory where he studied with Dr. Susan Speidel. He earned a Presidential Scholarship to Drew University and graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts. He went on to study at HB Studios in NYC with Austin Pendleton and Karen Ludwig in addition to apprenticing as an actor in Two River Theater's Local Artist Network for three years.  His extensive stage work has led him to perform on the Chatham Playhouse stage in ten different productions while also performing for the George Street Playhouse and Shoestring Players professional children's theater tours.  From grade school through high school, Scott has worked as an arts educator at Newark Academy, Kent Place School, Morris County School of Technology, Papermill Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Chatham Playhouse and The Actor's Camp in Westfield.

Scott continues to engage in professional development for the arts and strives to bring his passion of performance to students of all ages.

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