2017 fall session: September 9 - December 17
All new applicants must attend an interview with Michael Blevins, YPW Program Director, prior to acceptance into the Young Performers Workshop. Contact the CSC Box Office at (908) 979-0900 to schedule an appointment.
Fall Session Interviews: Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13
Fall Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 31
2017 FALL REGISTRATION BROCHURE (available here).
A Chorus Line - YPW - Dec. 2012
"I literally have never seen her happier in her life than she's been these last few weeks of doing this program. It's amazing!"
- A YPW Parent
“A most unique program….the Skylands Northwestern NJ is fortunate indeed to have this quality, theatrical bonanza in its midst.”
- Skylands Visitor
Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of eight and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both formal training and production experience for young people.
Research studies point to strong relationships between learning in the arts and fundamental cognitive skills and capacities used to master other core subjects, including reading, writing, and mathematics. Studies show that kids that grow up participating in the arts score higher on the SAT by an average of 51 points on verbal and 38 points on math!
YPW is under the direction of Broadway, film, and television veteran Michael Blevins, and students study technique in acting, voice, and dance with a staff of theatre professionals in a five-week summer session. YPW also offers a Fall and Spring session, conducted each Saturday throughout the academic year, which culminates in a festival of shows performed for regional school audiences. The program is held on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.
- The fall semester begins in September, culminating with the "Winter Festival of Shows" in December.
- The spring semester begins in February, culminating with the "Spring Festival of Shows" in May.
- The summer session is a five-week intensive program beginning in July, culminating with the "Summer Festival of Shows" in August.
Registration is open to any young person regardless of experience. However, prospective students must complete an interview/audition prior to acceptance into the program. The minimum age is eight.
Call 908 979-0900 for more information on registration.