WPPAC Summer Theatre Academy presents a 4-day workshop and share-formance for ages 6-12
  • Workshop Dates

    August 27 – 30 (M-Th)

  • Share-formance

    August 30 @ 3:30 pm

  • Share-formance Tickets

    FREE: Open to Family and Friends

  • To Register

    Online: 

    By Phone: (914) 328-1600 (M-F / 11am – 6pm)

    In Person: 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center) | White Plains, NY 10601

Workshop Description

Our last workshop is Disney Songbook: Animals! This four-day workshop for 6-12 year olds meets August 27-30 (M-Th). During the workshop, students will learn beloved songs from the Disney cannon, all to do with Animals! At the end of the four days, students will perform what they have learned to an audience of family and friends.

Join us as we go ‘Under the Sea’ into the ‘Jungle Book’, and more, with Disney Songbook: Animals!

REHEARSALS: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Before-care available)

SHARE-FORMANCE: August 30 at 3:30 pm

AUDITIONS: No auditions necessary

About The Show

As our summer comes to a close, we will celebrate all the furry friends Disney has to offer. Students will learn songs from the Disney cannon that are sung by or about animals, and will learn simple choreography to go with them! From The Little Mermaid, to The Jungle Book, to The Lion King, there are so many treasured shows from which to choose.

Registration Information

TUITION: $350

SHARE-FORMANCE TICKETS: FREE (Open to Family and Friends)

TO REGISTER: 

  • OnlineCLICK HERE
  • By Phone – 914.328.1600 (M-F / 11am – 6pm)
  • In Person – 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center) | White Plains, NY 10601

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY: There are no refunds given for any conservatory programs under any circumstances. If you have questions about this policy, please inquire prior to registration. WPPAC Conservatory Theatre reserves the right to cancel session(s) of the Summer Theatre Academy if minimum enrollment is not met.

Meet The Director

Maya Hana Evans

Bio – Since earning her BFA from NYU Tisch, Maya has worked as a performer, director, producer, and teaching artist in New York & Chicago. Most recently, she produced the original play Pete RexOff-Broadway with The Dreamscape Theatre. Maya also assisted with costume and prop design for PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic currently running at New World Stages and soon to premiere in Melbourne, Australia!. Additional NYC credits: The Butterfly’s Day (Producing Director, My Pies Theatricals), Kingdom of the Clouds(Producing Director/Performer, My Pies Theatricals), In Fields Where They Lay, The Improbable Fall Rise & Fall of John Law, The Young Folk (The Dreamscape Theatre), Wild Women of Planet Wongo (Not Too Fancy Productions), Blood & Water (Producing Director, My Pies Theatricals). Regional/Youth credits: Side Show (Porchlight Music Theatre), The Sound of Music, Narnia(Windy City Music Theater), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, High School Musical (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Bring It On! (Art House Productions). Maya is a member of the new Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Company, and lives in Queens with a windowsill mint plant she’s kept alive for a whole year! Find her online at mayahanaevans.com.

How did you get started in theatre? – I started performing at my hometown community theater when I was about 5. I was in the ensemble (with a featured role as Dish #3!) in Beauty & the Beast. I fell in love with the world of musical theatre, and haven’t looked back. By the time I got to high school, I had started directing and mentoring younger actors. I was also performing in productions at my school and serving as president of the improv team. I came to New York to attend NYU Tisch, and today I live in Astoria where I collaborate with friends and colleagues all over the city on new projects at every opportunity.

How do you think performing can help young people? – I’ve seen so many young artists discover hidden confidence and embrace their unique talents through acting training & performance! It’s a great way to get in touch with your unique voice – literally, and also figuratively – and build confidence. It’s also a way to deepen emotional intelligence and practice empathy. I love helping my students break out of their comfort zone, hone their craft, and explore their creative potential. Working on a musical is also a wonderful opportunity to bond with an ensemble of peers. When we create a safe space where each actor feels supported, we shine as individuals and also as a company!

Why are you excited to work at WPPAC? – Because it’s the best! WPPAC achieves an optimal blend of community and artistry. The young actors I’ve had the pleasure of working with form meaningful friendships while participating in high-level theatre training. I’m psyched to be back this summer, and can’t wait to meet this year’s campers.

What are your Top 5 Favorite musicals? – Ooof, this is tough… It changes all the time! Right now, in no particular order, I’d say:

– Cabaret
– Next to Normal
– Spring Awakening
– Zanna Don’t
– Passing Strange

Honorable Mentions:

– Hamilton
– Be More Chill
– Fun Home
– Bat Boy
– Come From Away

Fun fact about you? – I recently started baking my own bread, and recently mastered a six-strand braided loaf. Anyone else addicted to the Great British Bake Off? Also, I love to read. Right now I’m re-reading the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld for like, the millionth time… I highly recommend it!