WINTER 2022/2023

Building a character is the foundation of acting at all levels! It is a wonderful way for you to explore what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes! In this class, students will learn about the important tools an actor needs: body, voice and imagination in order to create original characters and fun skits with their peers. Through a variety of fun exercises, improvisations, and scene work, students will develop personal understanding of playing an action, being in the moment, and other fundamentals of acting. Share day on the final day of class for family and friends!

Tuition: $140, with $15 registration fee


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About the Class

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Ages 9-12

Location: 224 Ecospace
Dates: January 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13 (No class on Jan 16th and Feb 20th)


Time: 11:15am-12:15pm

Ages: 9-12

Dates: Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, March 4, 11, 18 (No class on Feb 25th)

Teaching Artists

Nick Palazzo (Mondays)
Christina DeCarlo (Saturdays)


Nick Palazzo is excited to be joining Playhouse Theatre Academy. He is a Teaching Artist for Hartford Stage and has performed nationally on both stage and screen. National Tour: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY (Male Swing); Television: BLUE BLOODS; Off-Broadway: PINKALICIOUS (Mr. Pinkerton); Regional Theatre: Playhouse on Park: IN THE HEIGHTS (Sonny), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Ted); Goodspeed Musicals Festival of New Artists: LINCOLN IN LOVE (Stephen Douglas); Ocean City Theatre Company: CINDERELLA (Prince Christopher); Cortland Repertory Theatre: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Perchik) B.F.A in Music Theatre from The Hartt School.


Originally from the Atlanta area Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from Georgia College. For the past 6 years Christina has worked at Florida Repertory Theatre as the Assistant Education Director in which she has directed, choreographed, and taught a multitude of musical theatre classes for all ages. Selected directing credits include The SpongeBob Musical, Matilda, School of Rock (Florida Premiere), Madagascar Jr (Florida Premiere), and Legally Blonde Jr (Junior Theatre Festival Cut-awarded Outstanding Production). Since moving to Connecticut this past June Christina has choreographed for Hartford Stage Education’s summer program, worked as a teaching artist for Playhouse on the Park, and currently is the Arts Education Collaboration Coordinator at Goodspeed Musicals.