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Theater by Me

In this acting workshop students will work together to create their own 10 minute one acts using dialogue prompts, improv, and their own imaginations. Comedy, drama, satire, tragedy, musical anything is possible.

After 10 weeks, we will hold a performance as part of Juneteenth celebration. This will take place on Sunday, June 18 at Studio Theater in Exile at Hudson Valley MOCA. Time to be determined.

  • Appropriate for: 5th to 12th Grade
  • Dates: March 30 - June 8, 2023 (Saturdays)


Apr 15 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


$50 - $200


05th Grade,
06th Grade,
07th Grade,
08th Grade,
09th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade


United Methodist Church of Peekskill
1040 Main Street


  • Leslie Fields-Cruz
    Leslie Fields-Cruz
    Artistic Director

    Leslie Fields-Cruz is the Executive Director of the Black Public Media (BPM), and produces the PBS series AfroPOP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange.
    Searching for an opportunity to share her love of theater with her children, Leslie Fields-Cruz joined the staff of Peekskill’s Children’s theatre company in 2009 with her own kids in tow. Since then, every fall season Leslie eagerly looks forward to creating the magic that is theater with the CTC community. Leslie served as the Artistic Director of City Lights Youth Theater in NYC from 1998-2000, and spent several years prior to that as an actor performing on stages in New York and Los Angeles.

    When she is not playmaking at CTC, Leslie spends her time funding and distributing documentary films that explore the cultures of African Americans and people of the African Diaspora. Leslie lives in Cortlandt Manor with her musician husband Gerry Cruz, and their three daughters, Maya, Sumara, and Cierra.

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