Winter 2024 After School Theater Classes



Winter 2024 After School Theater Classes

Chatham Players is offering an eight-week session of after school theater classes on Tuesday Afternoons from January 16 through March 5, 2024.


All classes will be held at Chatham Community Players, located at 23 Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ, and will be taught by Dr. Susan Speidel, theatre arts educator and Education Coordinator for Chatham Players.

Classes are open to students with all levels of experience, regardless of whether or not they have had previous theater or acting training.

For enrollment, CLASS REGISTRATION and PAYMENT are required prior to the start of classes. For any questions, please email Dr. Susan Speidel at

  • INTRODUCTION TO ACTING (ages 11 to 17)  - 3:30 to 4:30 pm. This class is specifically designed for students who want to try acting for the first time.  Using a combination of improvisation and scripted work, you’ll learn to develop believable characters and find a comfort level with performing in front of an audience.
  • CREATIVE DRAMA (ages 5 to 10) - 4:30 to 5:30 pm. A high-energy experience that packs loads of fun into a single hour, this class features theater games and various activities that help young performers explore their individual creativity, while also learning how to work as part of a group.
  • AUDITION WORKSHOP (ages 13 to 17) - 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Whether preparing to audition for a school production or looking toward future shows, this workshop offers a peek behind the audition table and will help students reduce nerves, find material, and become more comfortable in the audition setting.