Winter 2022/2023

Description: Do you love stories? Playing? Having fun? In this class, students will start exploring the world of theatre through acting and storytelling exercises. By exploring the world of children's literature and storytelling, students will create their own short play that they will present to family and friends on the last day of class!

Tuition: $140, with $15 registration fee

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About the Class


Location: Simsmore Square
Dates: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8 (No class on Feb 22nd)

Teaching Artist: Tori Mooney

11:15am - 12:12pm

Location: 224 Ecospace
Dates: Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, March 4, 11

Teaching Artist: Marie Altenor


Teaching Artists


“Miss T$” is excited to be back teaching for Playhouse Theatre Academy (2016-2019). She has also been joyfully teaching with Hartford Stage since 2013. And Hartford Children’s Theater prior to that! Her teaching heart belongs to the 5-9 year olds, which is perfect because the students usually won’t be taller than her! Miss T$ also works as the Front of House Manager at Playhouse on Park and has been performing on the Essex Steam Train’s “North Pole Express” as Pixie Poinsettia since 2014. She lives in Vernon with her boyfriend of almost 9 years, Nik, and their 2 dogs, Blue + Birdie. Miss T$ can never have too much sunshine or red velvet cupcakes!


Marie R. Altenor is a Bloomfield, CT native who after years in the legal field, has now found her passion in the world of theater and introducing young children to that world. Marie is also a teaching artist with The Hartford Stage and has performed on stage, television and film. Recent credits include Hole in the Wall Theater’s BARBEQUE (Barbara), Sweet2theSoul Productions AMINA (Amina), Head Trick Theatre’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Titania), Wildflower Women’s Ensemble/Apocalyptic Shakespeare’s MACBETH (Lady Macbeth), and Dionysus Theatre Company’s DETROIT '67 (Bunny). Marie has studied with The Complete Actor’s Studio in Avon, CT and The Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT. With a focus on Broadcast Journalism and Creative Writing, Marie graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus) and also holds certification from University of Hartford, in paralegal studies.