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Wednesday, February 28, 2018


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As part of the New Jersey Theater Alliances Stages Festival, Centenary Stage Company will be offering two free workshop events in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ.  On Saturday, March 3 Centenary Stage Company will offer a ‘Stage Combat’ workshop and on Saturday, March 10 CSC will offer a ‘Musical Theatre’ workshop.  Both workshops begin at 10 am.

                chris youngThe Stage Combat workshop on Saturday, March 3 is open to participants ages 13 – 18 and is limited to 12 participants.  The workshop will be led by teaching artist Christopher John Young (photo) and will take students through foundation safety measures of stage combat while employing technique to craft the illusion of violence for the stage.  Young is a professional actor and educator.  He holds an M.F.A. from the Professional Actor Training Program of Ohio University and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association.  His professional acting credits include work at Centenary Stage Company, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, 12 Miles West, Alliance Repertory Theatre (NJ), Oxford Shakespeare Festival (Oxford, MS), Monomoy Theater (Cape Cod, MA) and Vampire Cowboys (NYC).  Film credits include; Hotel (streaming on Amazon Prime), Hunter’s Weekend, Star Crossed Lovers and web-series Jess Archer Versus (streaming on Amazon Prime).  Young is certified in unarmed and single sword combat from the Society of American Fight Directors.  As an educator Young is an adjunct instructor for Centenary University’s Theatre Department, as well as, Kean University and has spent several summer seasons as an instructor for Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop.

             1658614_800364273335528_3420521361611660769_o   The Musical Theatre workshop on Saturday, March 10 is open to participants ages 13 – 20 and limited to 10 participants.  The workshop will be led by Assistant Professor of Theater & Dance, Lea Antolini – Lid (photo right).  Anotlini – Lid received her BMA in classical voice from the University of the Arts and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University where she also had the opportunity to teach movement for the actor under the tutelage of Susan Dibble.  Credits include work at Centenary Stage Company, The Growing Stage, Women’s Theater Company of NJ (NJ) and Blessed Unrest Theater Co. (NYC). She has performed professionally in NYC and in cities on the east coast.  Recently, Lea traveled to China with international dance company Nai – Ni Chen Dance, to teach dance in a prestigious festival held at Kunming University.  She is also a founding member and managing director of the XY Dance Project a professional dance company in NJ/NYC.  Antolini – Lid is a member in training with Blessed Unrest Theater Company in NYC and a member of Actor’s Equity Association.

            INTERTIOR - sitnik 4073 - 41    Both workshop events are free to the public.  However, due to the limited nature of class sizes reservations are required.  Registration deadline for the workshops are Friday, March 2 by 3:00pm.  To register for either workshop call the Centenary Stage Company box office directly at (908) 979 – 0900.  The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to every event.  Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

                The 2017-2018 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, Zonta Morristown Chapter and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, The House of the Good Shepherd, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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