WHAT IS THE SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY?
Welcome to the Summer Theatre Academy! This is our 16th year running this camp and we are so excited to have you join us. This summer we are offering an array of programs that will fit many time-frames and grade levels, including bringing back our three-week sessions for students who want a longer experience, and keeping our one-week sessions for students who want a shorter experience. We also have Before and After Care to make our programs more accessible to working parents. As always, every session ends in a performance for family and friends, open to the general public.
Students spend their days with Academy staff, learning about acting, singing and dancing while rehearsing their production. Students learn to apply theatre techniques towards their performance while having fun and gaining confidence in themselves.
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Introducing SAM LEICHTER
NEW DIRECTOR OF SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY
Mr. Leichter’s Bio
Sam Leichter is delighted to join the Summer Theatre Academy team at WPPAC! Sam is a teaching artist, arts administrator, actor, director, playwright and producer. Currently, Sam leads theatre education programs with Theatre for a New Audience, George Street Playhouse, New York City Children’s Theatre and LEAP. Sam is a company member and Education Director with the New Collectives, and recently joined the Leadership Council for New York Shakespeare Exchange. He previously served as the Education Manager at Marin Shakespeare Company in San Rafael, California. Sam is a working actor, a member of of Actor’s Equity Association, and performs regularly in classics and new works. Sam recently appeared in Much Ado About Nothing with New York Shakespeare Exchange, which ran in NYC and College Station, Texas. Other recent acting credits include M4M and Trojan Women with New Collectives, Measure for Measure and Henry IV pt 1 with Hip to Hip, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with The Night Shift, among many others. His new TYA piece, Bug Play, which he wrote and stars in, is currently running at the PIT in Manhattan.
Sam holds a BA from Bates College, and received his MFA in Acting from Rutgers.