Usdan Center for the
Creative and Performing Arts

America's Premier Performing and Visual Arts Day Camp.

Theater

The Lemberg Drama Center houses an indoor air-conditioned theater, an outdoor amphitheater, 6 rehearsal studios, costume and set shops and dressing rooms. This extraordinary complex is the site of classes for students (grades 5 to 12) who participate in a program designed to increase acting skills, as well as offer performances in the Center's theaters. Recent productions included Kiss Me Kate, Music Man, The Boyfriend, Sugar, Stepping Out and Honk.

Majors

  • Repertory Theater Company
  • Technical Theater
  • Drama
  • Musical Theater
  • Introduction to Theater
  • Theater Adventure
  • Theater Dance

Minors

  • Actor's Skills
  • Audition Workshop
  • Junior Chorus
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Folk Guitar
  • Band, Orchestra

For detailed class descriptions, photos, and videos, please visit our "classes offered" page.

Faculty

  • Richard Bassin | Theater

    B.F.A., Adelphi University. Broadway: Miss Saigon. Europe: West Side Story. Director and choreographer.

  • James Beneduce | Theater

    M.F.A., University of Delaware. Professional actor. Member of Actor’s Equity. Television, Regional Theater, and Shakespeare Festivals. Theater Chair, Five Towns College.

  • Warren Bloom | Theater

    B.A., Brandeis, M.M., University of Miami, M.A., CUNY Hunter. Musical Director and Arranger, Minimum Wage at Fringe Festival, NY and Off-Broadway, and The Hyannis Sound, in Cape Cod. Faculty, NYC Schools. Member: Contemporary A Capella Society.

  • Stacey Cervellino | Theater

    M.F.A., Brandeis. Writer and Director at Dixon Place New York. Faculty, New York City schools.

  • Marie Danvers | Theater

    M.F.A., Stony Brook University. Member of Actor’s Equity. Performer, Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera.

  • Christopher Drobny | Theater

    Musical Director at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre of Boston. Former Faculty, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Dance faculty, Pace University.

  • Les Dweir | Theater

    Artistic Director, Silver Creek High School Theatre Company, Theatre Arts In Education. Musical Director, Next Stage Theater in Denver, Colorado. Choral accompanist.

  • Jeffrey Hoffman | Theater

    B. Mus., Manhattan School of Music. BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Founding Director, Sinfonia Celestis. Director, Liederkranz, Downtown’s Access Theatre, the Mint Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, the Riverdale Y.

  • James Incorvaia | Chair, Theater Arts

    B.A., M.S., Hofstra University, M.F.A., Columbia University. Director: Lovers and Other Strangers, King Lear. Performances: My Fair Lady, Oliver, Once in Wonder, Antigone, Fiorello, Guys and Dolls, Zorba. Faculty, Harborfields School District.

  • Sherry Kfare | Theater Costumer

    B.A., Pace University, M.A., Brooklyn College. Staff costumer for theaters and schools. Faculty, Five Towns College.

  • Charles Kirby | Theater

    B.F.A., Syracuse University, M.F.A., New York University. Set and lighting designer, technical director, inventor of LIGHTBOX teaching tool. Faculty, Collegiate School.

  • Hosun Moon | Theater

    B.A., Yon-Sei University, M.M., D.M.A., SUNY Stony Brook, M.A., Manhattan School of Music. Faculty, Five Towns College. Director of Music, North Country Reform Temple.

  • Erica Nottingham | Theater

    B.M., Indiana University. M.M., University of Colorado. Faculty: Northport-East Northport Schools.

  • Christina Pawl | Theater Choreographer

    B.F.A., Texas Christian University. Broadway performances in Cabaret, Meet Me in St. Louis, South Pacific. Regional: Cabaret at Engemann Theater. Appearances in regional theater, film, and television.

  • Carolyn Popadin| Theater

    B.F.A., Brooklyn College. Theater Director, Broad Hollow Theater, Arena Players. Drama consultant, Brooklyn Council Center. Performer, regional theater.

  • Michael Schwendemann | Theater

    B.A., Queens College, M.F.A., University of Alabama. Faculty, Theater Arts Director, Huntington High School.

  • Tom Wallace | Theater

    Tulane University. Member of Actor’s Equity. International Tours: Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, On the Town. Regional Tours: Company, I Love My Wife, Private Lives. Director, regional theater, university theater.

  • Debra Warlan | Theater

    A.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, B.A., Long Island University. Freelance painter and jewelry designer.

  • Marie Zemalkowski | Theater

    NYU. Actress, singer in Tommy, Schoolhouse Rock Live!. Faculty, NYC schools.