ACTING UP!!
Theater Company
Adaptive Theater  for Actors of ALL Abilities!!
Are your kids ACTING UP? We hope so! Join us for an exciting adventure on stage!
Theater is SOCIAL!  We combine fun theatrical activities with evidence-based social skills training!
Drama Camp
Weekend Workshops
Acting Up Drama Camp
August 22-26 2016 9:00AM - Noon
Edmond Town Hall
45 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

 
We offer weekend theater workshops starting September... More information to come soon!
 
Making Friends!
Theater is a GREAT way to make (and keep) close friendships! 
Self-Confidence!
Drama is a natural self-esteem builder!  What's more fun than making people laugh?
 
Self-Expression!
You'll be AMAZED at what you can do in front of your class AND in front of an audience!
About Us!
Barbara Stuart Distinti currently teaches drama at Easton Country Day School. She received her MFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Pittsburgh and studied with The Groundlings and Larry Moss in Los Angeles. She has performed locally at the Stray Kats Theatre Company in Newtown and is an active member of SAG and AEA. Regional theatre credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cymbeline, Tartuffe, Othello, Evita, A Funny Thing…Forum, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Pirates of Penzance.  She recently directed the film short A Coming Out Homecoming, which was selected for film festivals in New York, Hawaii and Australia. She wrote, directed and performed in a series of sketch comedy shows at The Improv in Hollywood. She also works with children with special needs and is an experienced ABA therapist.
 
Frances Wengart is ASHA and CT certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree at Ithaca College in Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped with a minor in Spanish.  Fran immediately went on to get her Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of St. Rose.  Fran has worked for 7 years with preschool-elementary aged children within the public school setting in MA.  She has worked in private practice in CT with school-age children for 5 years. She lives in Newtown with my husband and 2 children. She enjoys offering cutting-edge and evidence-based social communication services to children and families.