PROGRAMS

​To register for Black Box or Workshops, email ​​​[email protected] - your spot will be reserved when payment is received

FOUNDATIONS: BASICS OF STAGE MAKEUP

Foundations: Basics of Stage Makeup will explore the fundamental skills of basic theatrical makeup. Techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Topics covered will include the differences between everyday makeup and stage makeup, proper sanitation and infection control, skin care and preparation, following a face chart, color theory and lighting effects on makeup. This three hour course is a fantastic start for students planning to pursue theater on a professional level and hobbyists alike.

Instructor Robert C. Kohnken is a licensed professional in the Esthetics and Makeup industries for over 10 years. His career has brought him all over the country, including Hollywood, CA and New York, NY. He is also a NYS licensed instructor. His work has been seen on stage, on the NYFW runways and in film/print.

Workshop includes a professional grade stage makeup kit to be used during the workshop, future workshops, and any and all stage performances the student participates in. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for pre-ordering a kit color matched to your skin tone.

This is our entry level makeup workshop. Future workshops could potentially include, ‘Foundations: Fantasy Makeup’; ‘Foundations: Midsummer Night’s Dream’; ‘Foundations: Advanced Stage Makeup’

Date: February 9, 3pm-6pm
Tuition and Materials Fee: $40 (workshop), $60 (professional stage makeup kit, yours to keep and use in future makeup workshops)

Minimum 6 pre-registered students 

BLACK BOX PERFORMANCE PROJECT - LITTLE WOMEN (The musical)
in association with Southampton Cultural Center

Director Tamara Salkin and Musical Director Amanda Jones act as guides and mentors
to help actors and singers learn theatre and vocal skills for on and off the stage.
Using Black Box Theatre style and techniques, participants will perform a full length musical in an educationally based setting.
Taking the focus off the set, costumes, lights and spectacle we will bring the focus back to the actors and the work they are doing.
Actors will do thorough script, song, and character analysis.
Actors will make stagecraft decisions regarding the minimal costumes, sets, props, sound design, and lighting design.
Actors will learn production duties such as constructing the playbill and more.


TECH REHEARSALS (Mandatory)
May 6-8 5-9pm tech, May 9 dress 5-9pm
PERFORMANCES
May 10 show 7pm call time 5pm
May 11 show 7pm call time 5pm

Tuition: $700
Ages: 5th - 12th grade


BYO CLASS AND SCHEDULE

Do you want to take theatre and voice classes but your schedule just doesn't have the time? We understand.
Make a group of 4+ students and Build Your Own course description and schedule with us!
Work with the instrucor to decide on a curriculum and schedule. The options are endless.
Any EIGHT dates from January 2 through June 23

All Ages
Tuition: $300


SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUES Taught by Tamara Salkin

Actors will select a Shakespeare monologue and learn how to analyze it and break it down to prepare for performance.
Excellent for college auditions requiring a classical monologue.

Session 1: Mondays January 7 through January 28 4:30-6:00pm
Session 2: Mondays February 25 through March 18 4:30-6:00pm
Session 3: Mondays April 1 thorugh April 22 4:30-6:00pm
Session 4: May 13 through June 2 4:30-6:00pm


Ages: 9th through 12th grade
Tuition: $200 per session, $700 for four sessions

Location Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane Southampton NY


SCENE STUDY OF MODERN AMERICAN PLAYS Taught by Tamara Salkin

Actors will learn how to break down a scene, analyze the script, and work with a partner. 
Scenes will be from Modern American Plays and will feature characters and themes that are age appropriate.

Session 1: Thursdays January 10 through January 31 4:30-6:00pm
Session 2: Thursdays February 28 through March 21 4:30-6:00pm
Session 3: Thursdays April 4 through April 25 4:30-6:00pm
Session 4: Thursdays May 16 through June 6 4:30-6:00pm


Ages: 7th through 12th grade
Tuition: $200 per session, $700 for four sessions
Location Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane Southampton NY


ACT - ACTING IN CHILDREN'S THEATRE  Taught by Tamara Salkin

Learn acting skills and techniques, have fun playing theatre and drama games, and get creative!
The teacher will guide the young actors in writing and performing an original short play adaptation! 
This special class just for young actors is the perfect foundation course for children interested in being on stage and performing.
Workshop showcase for family and friends on last day

Session 1: Saturdays January 26 through March 9 from 10:00-10:55, no rehearsal February 16
Session 2: Saturdays March 30 through May 4 from 10:00-10:55
Session 3: Saturdays May 16 through June 22 from 10:00-10:55

Cost: $150
Ages 6-10

Location Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane Southampton NY



BLACK BOX PERFORMANCE PROJECT - SUMMER INTENSIVE
in association with Southampton Cultural Center

Director Tamara Salkin and Musical Director Amanda Jones act as guides and mentors
to help actors and singers learn theatre and vocal skills for on and off the stage.
Using Black Box Theatre style and techniques, participants will perform a full length musical in an educationally based setting.
Taking the focus off the set, costumes, lights and spectacle we will bring the focus back to the actors and the work they are doing.
Actors will do thorough script, song, and character analysis.
Actors will make stagecraft decisions regarding the minimal costumes, sets, props, sound design, and lighting design.
Actors will learn production duties such as constructing the playbill and more.

Plays under consideration: Secret Garden, Newsies, Charlie Brown, 1776, Dog Sees God, Peter and the Starcatcher, Metamorphoses

AUDITION DATES AND REHEARSAL SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
Tentative Schedule: Performance July 19 and 20 at 7pm; Auditions July 1st; Rehearsals July 2, 3, 8-12, 15-18

Tuition: $700
Ages: 5th - 12th grade



Private Acting Coaching
with Tamara Salkin available by appointment All Ages and abilities (call 631-379-7883 or email [email protected])

Private Vocal Coaching
with Amanda Jones available by appointment All Ages and abilities (call 631-921-4523 or email [email protected])

10% Sibling discounts and multiple workshop discounts apply