Secret Theatre classes start on September 9th

THE SECRET THEATRE ACADEMY of DRAMATIC ARTS: Fall/ Winter 2017 Semester

Whether your child is an aspiring performer, or just wants to build confidence and make new friends, STADA provides a fun and safe environment for every skill level. Each class begins with warm-up games, and continues with an exploration of simple techniques on how to build a character, to deliver a monologue, to work as a team for group scenes, as well as rehearsal for the final showcase. Each semester, the students work towards a showcase which is performed the weekend before summer recess and during the holiday week in December.

Performing Arts High School Auditions

We have a great track record of assisting students with applications to schools like Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, La Guardia Performing Arts High School, PPAS, Talent Unlimited, and more. If your child is trying out for Drama, Musical Theatre, or Vocal Studios at these schools, we strongly advise that you consider booking one-on-one classes with us. We explain the audition process for these schools, along with helping the student choose the correct audition piece for their voice and personality, and then how to present it. Considering the competition for placement is tough, it is wise to attain as much extra coaching as possible!

New Classes

We are pleased to announce some new class offerings this semester. Last semester, we introduced Senior Film and produced our first teen-acted short movie Ghostlight. We aim to continue this class, and this term’s project is tentatively titled Have You Seen Harry?, which is a buddy-style adventure about Harry Potter-obsessed teens in search of Daniel Radcliffe at Coney Island.

New to the coming semester are:

Broadway Tap for young students on Wednesday afternoon after school (subject to demand). This is a great fun skill for all aspiring actors to learn.

Broadway Song for students to safely learn the way to produce a Belt, Mix, and Legit voice for theatre. This is a little different to opera or regular singing lessons, as we will focus on popular Broadway musical numbers.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

For ages 6 17

SCHEDULE: Sept 9th 2017 – January 31st 2018

DRAMA

Junior Drama (ages 6 – 10): Saturday 9:45am -11am

For elementary school-age children to learn basic teamwork and singular acting skills.

Senior Drama (ages 11 -16): Saturday 11:00am – 12:15pm

For junior/ senior high school-age children to learn basic teamwork and singular acting skills.

SENIOR FILM

Drama (ages 11 – 17): Sunday 11:15am – 12:30pm 

For junior/ senior high school-age children to learn basic skills to performing on camera.

MUSICAL

Senior Broadway Musical (ages 11 – 17): Saturday 12:15pm – 1:30pm

For junior/ senior high school-age children to learn basic Broadway singing/ dancing/ acting skills.

Junior Broadway Musical (ages 7 – 10): Sunday 10:00am – 11:15am

For elementary school-age children to learn basic Broadway singing/ dancing/ acting skills.

Broadway Musical All-Ages (children/teens): Tuesday 3:40pm – 4:40pm

For all school-age children to learn basic Broadway singing/ dancing/ acting skills.

VOCAL

Broadway Song All-Ages (children/teens): Monday 3:40pm – 4:40pm

For all school-age children to improve or gain singing skills.

Broadway Song (adults 17+): Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm 

For all college-age and older adults to improve or gain singing skills.

DANCE

Broadway Tap (adults 17+): Monday 6:30pm -7:30pm 

For all college-age and older adults to improve or gain tap-dance skills. 

Broadway Tap All-Ages (beginners, children/teens): Wednesday 3:40-4:40pm
For all college-age and older adults to gain tap-dance skills. 

Register HERE for classes and for more information

DAY CAMPS

For ages 6 -13

Each camp day will be filled with fun theatrical activities with a professional instructor from 9-5pm.

Rosh Hashanah: Sept 21-22 2017

Columbus Day: Oct 11 2017

Election Day: Nov 11 2017

Martin Luther King Day: Jan 18 2018

Register HERE for classes and for more information

Faculty/ Staff

Our faculty consists of the best professional artists in the city.

Richard Mazda has worked as a musician, producer, and actor for over 40 years in Europe and the US. Founder of STADA, Secret Theatre, and instructor for Senior Drama and Film classes.

Mary Lauren has worked as a dancer, singer, actress, and producer for 20 years, from California to NYC. Instructor for all Musical classes + Junior Drama.

Trial Classes?

Not sure? We offer one free trial class to any new student and parent who are uncertain if the class is a good fit. Usually we can offer these closer to the beginning of the semester and may not be able to accommodate a free class if we are in production for the showcases later in the semesters. No free trial for the Film Class, although we would consider allowing an observer student to audit the class.

Vacation Days, Sickness, Refunds

There are no refunds for individual classes missed due to family commitments, illness, or other reasons. Once a semester has begun, we do not offer refunds for students that leave the class.

CONTACT US

For information on classes or camps, call us at 718. 392. 0722 or write:

classes@secrettheatre.com (Tara)

academy@secrettheatre.com (Richard)

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iPark opens at 43-25 Hunter Street

iPark has opened at Rockrose’s Hayden building at 43-25 Hunter Street. Signage appeared on the street earlier in the week, as seen in the photo below. Earlier in the month, construction crews did a full reveal of the first floor, peeling away a plywood fence.1 The ground floor will be the future home of a pharmacy.

Here are the day and night rates from its website:2

RATES: NET TAX 10.375% GROSS
Up to ½ Hr 2.72 0.28 3.00
Up to 1 Hr 6.34 0.66 7.00
Up to 12 Hrs 9.97 1.03 11.00
24hrs or O/N 20.84 2.16 23.00
SUV/Vans daily add’l 4.53 0.47 5.00
Large SUV/Vans daily add’l 9.06 0.94 10.00
E/B Special:
Enter 5am-10am out by Mid. 10.87 1.13 12.00
43-25 Hunter Street

iPark has opened at 43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street

Inside iPark


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Signage appears for Book Culture at 26-09 Jackson Avenue

Signage has appeared for Book Culture, which will be coming fall of 2017 to 26-09 Jackson Avenue. The book retailer has three locations in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and will open in a building that is owned by Rockrose. The New York Times was the first to report the leasing of the space.1

Recently, scaffolding was removed from above the space as the nearby mixed-use building, Hayden, has opened to residents. Scaffolding on the space had been up since mid-2015.2

Here’s more about Book Culture from its website:3

At Book Culture, we know that reading enriches lives, families, and communities. To us, books and publishing are cultural treasures to be kept in trust by those that recognize the value that they hold. To ensure a vibrant and diverse future for books and publishing, a multitude of independent bookstores – each selecting titles based on their own tastes and interests, and those of their local customers, is essential.

26-09 Jackson Avenue

Signage has appeared for Book Culture at 26-09 Jackson Avenue


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Demolition complete at 22-43 Jackson Avenue

A plywood fence is up at 22-43 Jackson Avenue and demolition has completed at a one-story building, former home of Teamsters Local 808. A demolition permit filed with the DOB back in December was approved on July 12.1 Eventually, a mixed-used building will rise containing 63,956 square feet of residential space and 11,725 square feet of commercial space.

New York YIMBY has more details:2

The residential component will be divided between 71 units, giving an average unit size of about 900 square feet. That would normally correspond to rentals, but Long Island City and the neighborhoods to the east can occasionally see condo developments with relatively small units, so that is not impossible here.

22-43 Jackson Avenue

A fence was installed at 22-43 Jackson Avenue

22-43 Jackson Avenue

Inside 22-43 Jackson Avenue

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Ground floor reveal: Hayden at 43-25 Hunter Street

Construction crews recently peeled away plywood fencing covering the ground floor at Rockrose’s project, Hayden, located at 43-25 Hunter Street.1 The retail space is a 5,200-square-foot lot that will be home to City Chemist before the end of the year.

Here’s more information on the space via DNA Info:

City Chemist, which has existing stores in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights, will set up shop in a nearly 5,200-square-foot storefront on the ground floor of The Hayden, a luxury apartment building at 43-25 Hunter St. near 44th Road.

43-25 Hunter Street

Inside 43-25 Hunter Street

43-25 Hunter Street

A view of 43-25 Hunter Street


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