Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s 2018 Summer Youth Theatre Shows!

In partnership with the Madison Recreation Department, Writers Theatre of New Jersey runs two Summer Youth Theatre productions each year that are FREE to participate in and open to all Madison-area residents who wish to perform. The emphasis of the experience is on the creative process, collaboration, and professional craft. The participants are treated like professionals and are expected to treat the work and their responsibilities in it as such.
Junior Show:

Professional actor, teaching artist, and musician, Jane Keitel, will work with children (ages 8-13) to devise their very own original musical! The students will write the lyrics and music with Jane’s help and under her supervision. Direction and Musical Direction by Jane Keitel. There are no auditions for the Junior Show, but you do need to register during one of the below registration times. Rehearsal schedule will be distributed at registration (see below). Performances will be August 4th and 5th, 2018.

Important Dates:

  • Registration dates are Tuesday, June 26th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM and Wednesday, June 27th from 12:00 PM to 1 PM at the offices of Writers Theatre of New Jersey at 28 Walnut Street in Madison, NJ. (You can come on either of the two days to register; attending both registration periods is not required.) Parents can register their children and receive a schedule, list of what to bring each day, and weekly activity agenda. Any and all questions will be answered! (PLEASE NOTE, June 27th will also be the first day of rehearsal, which will begin as soon as registration ends at 1 PM and go until 3:30.)


Senior Show:

The Senior Show (ages 14-24) will be “Pippin” by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, winner of the 2013 Tony, Drama League, and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival of a Musical.  “Pippin” will be directed by Danielle Constance with Brian Lang as Vocal Music Director and Karen Greenstein Romero as Conductor/Orchestra Director. Technical Direction by James Sullivan. Rehearsals will be 6PM-9PM Monday through Friday, beginning July 5. Performances will be August 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2018.


Important Dates:

  • Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 6th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the offices of Writers Theatre of New Jersey at 28 Walnut Street in Madison, NJ.  If there are any questions, you can email the director, Danielle Constance, at dconstance@wtnj.org or call her at (973) 514-1787 extension 13.