The Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft Program is for students entering grade 6 through students graduating from grade 12. High School students have the option of also participating in the Spotlight Program for a full day experience (for an added fee).
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PAYMENTS can be made in full or in two (2) installments, the 1st due with your application and the 2nd due on/before May 1.

Cash, check, and CC accepted. Please note CC payments are subject to an additional $25 processing fee.


REFUNDS will be made (less a $100 administrative fee) if requested by June 1. For refund requests made after June 1st, 25% will be retained as an operational cost.  

No refunds will be granted AFTER June 15. 

REFER a friend and receive $50 off your tuition upon your friend's acceptance and registration in the program.

NOTE: only 1 referral discount permitted per student. The new student MUST note referral on their registration form.

SCHOLARSHIPS are available based on merit and/or financial need. For financial assistance, please submit (1) a letter of recommendation from a teacher and (2) a formal request letter detailing your circumstances.  Both letters must accompany a copy of your Online Registration Form (if you cannot access online, print and fill out a regular Registration Form) in order for consideration. Mail to: ATTN: PCPA SCHOLARSHIP, 428 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
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Technical Theatre Program
Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft
All Classes, rehearsals and performances take place at the CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016. 
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Monday - Friday   
June 29 - August 2
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuition:  $550*
*Students participating in full day Stage Craft & Spotlight:  $1475

Space limited on a first-come, first-served basis
Early registration encouraged
The Program
Afternoon Advanced Stage Craft is limited to 10 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students will be trained in set design and construction, lighting, costuming and production and stage management through a combination of classes and hands on experience.  

As part of the program, each student is required to work backstage for the full run of at least one summer conservatory show.

This unique program fosters strong leadership skills, increased self-confidence and independence while also providing the students with a broad range of practical backstage skills.