Adult Acting Workshop

Acting classes for adults 18 years and older.

2019 Fall Registration now open!

Fall Session: TBA

Fall Session Registration Deadline: TBA

Fall Session Cost: $250.00 per student

Students may register on-line or by phone at (908) 979 - 0900

Centenary Stage Company is committed to providing affordable quality performing arts education to the Northwest New Jersey Skylands region. With professional instructors and schedules fit for working adults this program is fit to meet the needs for amateurs and professional. These workshops are open to adults only.


Carl Wallnau is the founding Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company and the acting Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Centenary University. As an actor he has worked at numerous regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse, Second Stage in NYC, People's Light, The Arden Theatre, York Musical Theatre, NYMF Festival, The Lark Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Bristol Riverside, Premiere Stages, Orlando Shakespeare among many others. Wallnau also spent 14 months with the first National Tour of Titanic. He has directed over sixty productions and has been cited for outstanding direction in productions of The Liar, Springtime for Henry, Engaged, The Ladies Man, Deathtrap and has directed at numerous regional theatres. Wallnau holds an MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Stephen Michael Davis is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary University, the Program Director of the Shakesperience: NJ, and a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. He has served as the CSC fight choreographer for Peter Pan, Deathtrap, The Liar, Breakfast with Mugabe, Oliver!, and The Wizard of Oz. Stephen holds a BFA in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, as well as an MFA in directing from USC, where he received the Two Thumbs Up Teaching Award for making a difference in the lives of students with learning disabilities. While at Centenary, Professor Davis was honored with both the 2014-2015 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award and the 2010 - 2011 United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award. He teaches classes to all ages in Shakespeare, stage combat, theatrical mak-up, acting, directing, playwriting, video production and movement for the theatre.

Christopher John Young is an adjunct instructor at Centenary Univeristy and holds an MFA in Acting from The Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University. While at OU, Chris taught acting classes to undergraduate students for both majors and non-majors and teacher assisted stage combat classes for undergraduate theater majors. A current adjunct instructor at Centenary University, Young teaches Acting, Acting for the Camera and Stage Combat and is an instructor with CSC's Young Performers Workshop teaching, acting, stage combat, voice and Shakespeare. Additionally, Young has taught Introduction to Acting for the Camera at Kean University. Young is SAFD certified in both unarmed, single sword combat and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. For more information visit


Lackland Performing Arts Center

715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Tel: 908-979-0900 / Fax: 908-979-4297

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Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 2 Hours Prior to any Event​
Sunday: 2 Hours Prior to any Event

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