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Auditioning For Vocal and Drama High Schools in NYC

Auditioning for Performing Arts High Schools in NYC has always been an exciting and challenging prospect. Parents wonder how to help their kids prepare. Do they need classes, private lessons, guidance? Every kid is different. At this age they can do a lot on their own, so if they are dedicated and have a strong vision, let them run with it. Just make sure their choices fit the requirements.

Our Alumni

Someone recently asked me, “What is your favorite part of Garden Players?” I love so much about it… writing an original musical every year, directing and choreographing and then seeing our children and teen actors put their whole hearts and talents into our fully staged May musical, bringing the community together to create sets, costumes, …

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Thanksgiving Tongue Twisters, Conducted Story and Poetry Game

Are you gathering in person with family and friends? Are you still going to reach out over Zoom or FaceTime to friends and family who can’t be there with you?

Either way, there are some really fun ways to get creative with family and friends. Tongue Twisters and Acting Improv can be fun for all ages! Add in the poetry game for in person gatherings and you’ll be in stitches!

Acting Game for Kids to Unlock Creative Bravery

Have you seen shy kids struggling to share their full essence in life and on the stage? Often even outgoing kids hold back, afraid of being too overdramatic and embarrassing themselves. This keeps kids from sharing their full range of emotions and from becoming the actors they are anxious to become. Maybe they mumble their lines or they hang their head and hide their faces? Maybe they try to be such serious actors that they end up muted and hesitant?