Events, Workshops, Etc.

Experienced Voice Teacher Available: Rebecca Rutkovsky has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Vocal Performance and is offering 30, 45, and 60 minute voice lessons. Now accepting new students of all ages! Experienced in Musical Theatre and Opera. Learn to sing with proper vocal technique and prepare for auditions, NYSSMA, performances, or even just for fun! Rates and performing clips available upon request. Please contact

American Art Theatre offers adult acting classes to Long Islands’ Nassau and Suffolk County actors. 8 week semesters based in the techniques of Stanislavski, The Group Theatre and The Actors Studio (Method Acting). Classes cover sense memory, improvisation, scene study, script interpretation and script analysis.

New semester begins Monday January 22, 2018.
Adult classes meet Monday evenings 7:30- 10-10:30 once a week for 8 weeks.

Registration is Jan. 15th – 18th by appointment. Open enrollment.

For Information on upcoming classes, call 631 424-2477

The American Art Theatre is located at the Huntington Center For Performing Arts 310 New York Ave Huntington N.Y. 11743 (1/2 block North of Main St. across from Book Revue )

New to acting? Great class for the first timer. A step by step process with no outside performance pressure. Learn in a safe supportive environment. (The only LI class to offer a closed door environment).

Experienced? Take your creativity and craft to the next level.

Classes are taught by Founder/ Artistic Director.
Rick Imberman A.A.T.’s Artistic Director Mr. Imberman is a graduate of NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. He has studied with America’s most prominent masters from Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler to Broadway’s David Mamet and Yale University’s Bobby Lewis, co-founder of the Actors Studio.

As an associate of the Actors Studio he has worked as Assistant to Director Al Pacino on Israel Horowitz’s Rats, starring Burt Young, Assistant to Director Stephen Lang (Avitar)on Success Story starring Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei and Assistant to Artistic Director Estelle Parsons for the Actors Studio Tribute To The Group Theater.

Rick has worked with Tony award winning producer John Wulp (Dracula) in the title role of Golden Boy. He received Newsday’s critics’ choice for his portrayal of Jan in Janusz Glowacki’s Hunting Cockroaches.  Celebrating 22 years.

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival will be hosting a masterclass with four-time Tony nominee, Judy Kuhn. All details can be found by clicking here.

Registration is now open for our summer festival as well. The main stage production with high school and college students will be SPRING AWAKENING and the middle school intensive will be performing a choral medley from HAMILTON. Details on both intensives can be found by clicking here.


Plays to be considered for the 2018-2019 season will be submitted from January 1 to February 1, 2018.  No more than two play will be accepted from any one director.  Plays must be accompanied by a script that will be returned.

Plays will be submitted to Jane Love, 28 Academy Lane, Bellport, N.Y. 11713—call 631-286-1136 and I will arrange to pick them up, or they may be delivered to me by post, or you may drop them off. Plays that were submitted last year are not carried over to this year—so they should be re-submitted.  Any submissions received or postmarked after February 1, 2018 will not be considered.

Full Circle Actor Writers Workshop Facilitated by playwright Johnny Culver

Start the new year by taking part in a creative writing and performance workshop that will run every two weeks from January to June 2018.  Bring your short written or performance pieces (less than 5 minutes) to share!

All genres welcome.   Admission is FREE.

Saturdays at 12:00 PM:
January 13, 27  |  February 10, 24  |  March 10, 24  |  April 7, 21  |  May 5, 19  |  June 2

Queens Library, Astoria
14-01 Astoria Blvd

Attention: LI Community Theatres – Free Set Flats, etc.

Lantern Theatre, located in Freeport, is no longer mounting full stage productions at our current location. We are offering our set flats, etc, as listed below, to any theatre group or individual who is interested. You are welcome to view what we have between the hours of 9:30 am and 12:30 pm – Sunday to Friday. Please note that the flats are not new but still usable. Some are in need of minor repair. The flats are made with 1″ x 2″ frames covered in Luan not canvas.

If interested, you must be prepared to pick up, transport and provide the man/woman power to do so. VIEWING AND PICK UP TIMES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please respond via email or call 516-623-4200 Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or leave a message at 516-785-7340.

There are pictures for many of the following items at this craigslist link.

Luan Flats: 8′ flats extended to 10′
1 – 1′ x 10′
4 – 2′ x 10′
8 – 4′ x 10′

2 – 4′ x 8′ x 4″ platforms
1 – 4′ x 4′ x 4″ platform

2 door jams 32″ and 30′
2 doors – 30″ and 32″
3′ x 10′ flat with vinyl double hung window
3 triangle flat braces
Numerous window and door fillers – various sizes
4-6 seat height wood “cubes”
2 padded window valances
4 cafe’ tables
2 bed height plywood boxes aprox. 8′ x 32″ – could be taken apart for wood.
Miscellaneous pieces/props/furniture/lumber

2019 Long Island Community Theatre Awards?
Many Long Island community theatre members have expressed an interest in having an awards show similar to the Tony Awards. We are curious whether this would be of interest to you!

Similar to the Tony Awards, the Long Island Community Theatre awards would be held at a local venue and would recognize achievements in acting, directing, sound, etc.  Individuals and theatres do not have to be VTAA members to attend, participate, vote, or win an award.

Just like other award shows, we would have a special award to recognize community theatre actors/staff not located in the Long Island area.  As you can see, we have many details to work out and are willing and eager to bring this to fruition if you are interested so please let us know! Also let us know if you would like to be on the planning committee!


Community Reform Temple of Westbury, NY is seeking musical acts for its annual Coffee House fundraiser on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Pay is minimal (as in none), but the audience is enthusiastic and karma is good. Acts should be appropriate for a coffee house like setting. Please call David Rosenberg at 516-334-6636.