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Adult Theatre Workshops

A variety of theatre related workshops & classes for adults 18 years and older.

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.

Adult Acting Workshop for Auditions

Instructor: Carl Wallnau
Spring Session: Jan. 13 - Apr. 28, 2023
Spring Session Registration Deadline: Jan. 12 , 2023
Fall Session Cost: $250.00 per student

Workshop meets in-person Friday's from 4:00PM - 5:40PM in the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.

About the workshop:

A scene study and style examination, this class addresses the special problems presented to the actor working on period pieces.   Focus will be on the manners, mores and conventions of selected historical periods. Material from these varied eras will be studied as students work to find the "truth" in playing period style


Carl Wallnau has directed numerous productions at CSC including world premieres of Inventing Montana, The Tillie Project and The Poetry of Pizza, as well as, several American and New Jersey premieres. Wallnau has been cited for outstanding direction in productions of Springtime for Henry and Quartermaines Terms.

Wallnau has worked extensively at numerous regional theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Second Stage in NYC, People's Light, The Lark Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Bristol Riverside, Forum Theatre, Premiere Stages, Orlando Shakespeare Company, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Foothills Playhouse and 14 months on the road with the First National Tour of Titanic.


Wallnau received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and is married to his favorite actress Colleen Smith Wallnau for who he wrote the play "Mary Todd... A Woman Apart". The play completed successful runs at CSC and Off-Broadway at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. Mary Todd... A Woman Apart is now available for touring. Wallnau also serves as an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department for the University

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