Actor’s ToolKit

Ages 7 to 11

Voice, movement, storytelling and creative play!  In each of these one-week sessions young performers have fun as they hone their craft while exploring an imaginative world. Stay for one session or more. Short performances the last day of each session.


Session 2: July 8 – 12       Cats: Big and Small!
Session 3: July 15 – 19     Vicious Fairies!
Session 4: July 22 – 26    A Pirate’s Life for Me!

9 am to 3 pm

Early drop-off 8:15 am to 9 am
Extended day 3 pm to 5 pm

Session 1: $450
Sessions 2, 3 and 4: $500 per session
$250 nonrefundable deposit per session due upon registration

Early Drop-Off  Session 1: $40 | Sessions 2, 3 & 4: $50 each
Extended Day Session 1: $80 | Sessions 2, 3 & 4: $100 each


Early Drop-Off and Extended Day are only available on a by-session basis in conjunction with your child’s registration. Request Early Drop-Off and Extended Day HERE.

Financial aid available for all workshops. Apply upon registration. Financial Aid application deadline May 1. Deposit waived pending award decision.

For more information about Starlings, please contact John P. McEneny, or 718-768-3195.



Request Early Drop-Off and Extended Day HERE

Full Education Performance Schedule HERE




Actor’s Toolkit 2: Cats Big and Small
Under the direction of Jessica Phillips Lorenz

It doesn’t matter if you’re a big cat in the jungles or a small cat who lives in a barn! All cats are invited for a fun week of hunting, role play, improvisation, songs, stories, and theatre games all inspired by our favorite felines. No dogs allowed.
July 8 – 12


Actor’s Toolkit 3: Vicious Fairies
Under the direction of Cara Geser

Not all fairies are good. Some are filled with mischief and spit. Spend a week exploring magic, creating your own fairy dust, and building secret fairy houses. Theatre games, role play, story tales, and adventure! Wings will be provided.
July 15 – 19


Actor’s Toolkit 4: A Pirate’s Life for Me!
Under the direction of Cara Geser

Be prepared to walk the plank, swab the deck, and join the dastardly crew of the Jolly Piper. Spend five days playing a brave pirate, swinging a sword (wooden of course), and helping find the lost treasure.
July 22 – 26