2017 Spring Conference picSpring Conference 2017 APRIL 6th at the Tony Award Winning: Papermill Playhouse

Enjoy a morning workshop provided by the Tony Award Winning, Papermill Playhouse staff and stay for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET ! The new, smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one time only.

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Here’s a note from PaperMill!

Initially designed for both students and parents but of great value to theatre educators, Paper Mill’s College Discovery Seminar is an informational session and open discussion with the Paper Mill Prep faculty, with the goal to aid teachers in providing counsel to their own students.  This presentation will be an opportunity to gather information about various college theatre programs, the types of degrees and scholarship opportunities available, and the ever changing audition requirements and timeline. 


Stephen Agosto’s bio is below and his (small) head shot is attached.  Feel free to use both and you may edit the bio as needed.  I’ve also attached the artwork for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET should you care to use it in your promotional material as well.

Stephen Agosto (Director/Choreographer/Coach) is a graduate of DePaul University (Acting, BFA) and The Neighborhood Playhouse, home of The Meisner Technique. He has directed, choreographed and/or provided musical staging for such shows as The Drowsy Chaperone and The Lucky Stiff (The Blue Hill Troup, NYC), Triangle Logic (Crosshatch Theatre Co.), West Side Story (Westminster), Modotti (Off-Broadway), Methtacular (Cincinnati and NYC Runs), Assassins and The Wild Party (Fordham), Scene and Be Seen (The Neighborhood Playhouse) to name a few. In 2011, Stephen directed The 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival’s “Best of Fest” winner, Crazy, Just Like Me. He has directed various concerts and cabarets around the city including three shows for Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre and Separate: Battle Songs of Youth at Ars Nova. He is the winner of the 2001 MTI Young Director’s Fellowship where he directed the world premiere of Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler’s Dear Edwina. In the world of arts education, Stephen has co-written numerous programs including “Across the Pond: The Musical Theatre Bridge Project,” an arts exchange program for with London’s famed BRIT School. He is also co-writer and overseer of Musical Theatre curriculum for the New York City Department of Education. In 2010 Stephen took over as Director of Musical Theatre at Talent Unlimited High School for the Arts. For TUHS, he has directed and choreographed The Nutcracker; Little Shop of Horrors; Into The Woods; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; NINE; Little Women: The Musical; Godspell; and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. For his production of Godspell , he and his students were Circle in the Square “Teens on Broadway” honorees, recipients of “Special Honors” from the Gershwin Theatre Awards, and recipients of The Shubert Organization High School Theatre Award (Top Honors). In addition to directing, Stephen holds teaching artist positions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Fordham University, SVPA Montclair, and The Neighborhood Playhouse and has guest taught at numerous colleges and universities. He is the co-founder/conceiver of Paper Mill Prep, a program to prepare students and their families for college BFA auditions. Prior to directing, Stephen enjoyed a career as an actor, having been seen regionally, on tour, and in New York City in over 40 plays and musicals. 

We are looking forward to hosting STANJ on April 6!

Need info or have questions? Email: services@stanj.org