Summertime Youth Drama Camp in Hoboken!

MST Drama School Open House: May 22nd

In case you want to get a closer look at the upcoming Mile Square Theater Youth Drama Camp (for kids pre-K through 5th Grade), the new summer program this summer…

  • An open house will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, 12pm – 4pm, at Mile Square Theatre’s space in the Monroe Center: 720 Monroe Street, Suite E202, Hoboken, NJ. Lead teachers from the camp will be on hand to meet children and parents. There will be theatre games and an art table!

The camp will end with a performance by the 3rd – 5th graders on August 6th.

Drama School for Hoboken kids at Mile Square Theatre

Mile Square Theatre’s Drama School announces its second annual Summertime Youth Drama Camp, with programs for Pre-K through 5th Grade. The summer camp will take place from July 18th through August 5th, with a performance by the 3rd – 5th graders on August 6th.

Mile Square Theatre is located at the Monroe Center for the Arts at 720 Monroe Street.

Creative Drama Programs

The camp provides half-day (9am-noon) Creative Drama programs for rising Pre-K and Kindergartners (Creative Drama I) and for rising 1st and 2nd Graders (Creative Drama II). Your young actors will spend their mornings playing theatre games and participating in storytelling theatre in a fun and supportive environment, led by our experienced faculty. Both of these programs are three weeks, but parents have the option of signing up for one or two weeks if they prefer, in whichever order is convenient for them.

Creative Drama I (Pre-K – Kindergartners) Students will explore their imaginations, bodies, voices, and senses. They’ll read stories and act them out incorporating music and props. They’ll be given basic movement exercises, body awareness exercises, vocal exercises, and do some drawing too! They’ll have a great time and become more confident expressing themselves individually and within an ensemble. Creative Drama I students must have been born before July 1, 2007.

Creative Drama II (1st – 2nd graders) Students will enjoy game-playing, story-telling, dancing, and theatrical exuberance. We will explore how to take the stage and transform it using our bodies, voices and imaginations. Great team-work will be especially important as we learn what it takes to share our stories with an audience.

Performance Program

The Performance Program is a full day (9am-4pm) camp for rising 3rd to 5th Graders.

The 3rd – 5th Graders will rehearse a mini-version of one of Shakespeare’s beloved comedies, directed by MST Drama School teacher and Camp Director Lauren Singerman. They will also spend their days playing theater games that develop vocal and physical freedom, and they will explore the fun of working as an ensemble. In addition to their acting time, students will have daily classes with musicians and designers. They will actively participate in creating their own props, set, and costumes for their play, and they will learn songs that will be incorporated into the performance.


Creative Drama I & II:

  • $190/week with early enrollment (before June 1st)
  • $215/week for late enrollment (on or after June 1st)

Performance Program:

  • $900 for three weeks with early enrollment (before June 1st)
  • $925 for three weeks with late enrollment (on or after June 1st)


Members of MST Drama School’s faculty are experienced theatre educators and will provide your child with a rich, fun, and rewarding experience.

Lauren Singerman
(Acting teacher/Director for 3rd – 5th graders, Camp Director)

In addition to being on faculty at MST Drama School, Lauren is currently the Speech and Dialects teacher for the Musical Theatre Conservatory at New York Film Academy. As an acting teacher and dialect coach, Lauren has taught at Ellis Island Theater, Hoboken Children’s Theater, Hoboken Historical Museum, and ACTeen, in addition to privately coaching actors. As an actor, Lauren has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Two River Theater Company, the Lark, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Vital Theatre Company, The Artful Conspirators, and Kitchen Theatre Company, among others. Lauren holds an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University.

Jen Ring
(Creative Drama II Lead Teacher)

Jen is an actress and teaching artist with experience working with performers of all ages. Jen’s MST classes encourage teamwork and imagination and incorporate poetry, movement, visual story-telling and much more. Her resume also includes teaching undergraduate Acting and tutoring Speech at Rutgers, coaching Voice at the University of Maryland, College Park and she currently serves as Director of Education with the New Brunswick Theater Festival. Jen holds an MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Catch Jen in MST’s production of The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi this spring!

Sarah Chalmers
(Creative Drama I Lead Teacher)

Sarah Chalmers has been working with children in many capacities for over twenty years. Currently, Sarah teaches Drama at the Nest, as well as directing the Drama Club at Mustard Seed School. She has previously taught with The Hoboken Children’s Theater, Mile Square Theater, and various theater companies in Michigan. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Sarah holds a degree in History with a minor in Theater.

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