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Algonquin Arts Theatre
Performing Arts | Education | Film
A New Jersey Non-Profit Organization
Box Office: 732-528-9211
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm | Saturday 12-4pm
173 Main Street | Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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Teen Night

This program is designed to combat the alarming trend of teen suicide in the southern Monmouth County region by creating a comfortable, supportive environment that provides teens with a variety of diverse activities.

To achieve this, the Theatre asks you to join us for a fun night of Improv at Algonquin Arts Theatre. Students 10 years of age and older are welcome to participate. Classes are scheduled to meet on select Friday evenings within the Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters from 7:00pm-9:00pm:

Videographer Credit: Pen

Summer 2014

  • Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Friday, September 12, 2014
  • Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall 2014

  • Friday, October 3, 2014
  • Friday, October 10, 2014
  • Friday, October 17, 2014
  • Friday, November 7, 2014
  • Friday, November 21, 2014
  • Friday, December 19, 2014

Spring 2015

  • Friday, February 6, 2015
  • Friday, February 20, 2015 - Special Guest and performance presentation *
  • Friday, February 27, 2015
  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Friday, March 20, 2015
  • Friday, March 27, 2015

* On Friday, February 20, 2015 students 12 years of age and older will meet with Academy Award winning actress Estelle Parsons from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (experienced during TEEN NIGHT session.)

Estelle Margaret Parsons is an American stage, film and television actress, Today Show television presenter, and occasional stage director. After studying law, Parsons became a singer before deciding to pursue a career in acting. She worked for the television program Today and made her stage debut in 1961. During the 1960s, Parsons established her career on Broadway before progressing to film. She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), and was also nominated for her work in Rachel, Rachel (1968).

She worked extensively in film and theatre during the 1970s and later directed several Broadway productions. More recently her television work included playing Beverly Harris on the sitcom Roseanne. She has been nominated five times for the Tony Award (four times for Lead Actress of a Play and once for Featured Actress). In 2004, Parsons was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Following the meet and greet with Estelle Parsons students 12 years of age and older will than attend the 8:00 p.m. (90 minute) performance of Rhapsody in Black, written and performed by LeLand Gantt. Students attending this performance should plan to be picked-up by 9:30 p.m. (a half longer than TEEN NIGHT typically operates). Click here for more information about this performance.

The evening will include a customized improv class instructed by Ruben Nagy. Mr. Nagy will base the improv activities on social issues that are appropriate for the class. Students can explore any one of the following areas: character development, bullying, emotional violence, peer pressure, pros & cons of labels and making choices. There is no cost to participate in this program, it's FREE!

Join us for a night of improv fun that creates a positive influence while enjoying good company and tasty snacks.

Pre-registration is not required.

For further information, please contact Julie Nagy, Director of Arts Education, at julie@algonquinarts.org or 732.528.9224.

Teen Night is generously supported by ArtsHelp.
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