UCPAC Performing Arts Conservatory

Central New Jersey’s Premier Performing Arts Conservatory dedicated to enhancing the quality of arts education to the community’s youth, teens and adults through the highest level of theater training.


Spring Classes

Instructor Bios


A WORD TO THE WISE: Art For The Heart (ages 12+) - $160 ($95 Seniors 62 & up)
Instructor: Marjorie Williams - Educator, Visual and Performing Artist
Saturdays, May 6-May 20 - 1pm to 3:30pm

Combining words of wisdom with visual imagery, let your imagination do the work while you create, display, and discuss your own original artwork. Words of wisdom that are heartbeats of world cultures, as well as your own sayings and those gathered from parents, grandparents, and esteemed others, inspire your creation of visual arts - drawings (pencil, charcoal, pastels, and crayon), quilting, crocheting, knitting, bead work, crafts, poetry, and such. Bring words of wisdom and personal sayings to share, along with your own art materials. Then relax, create, and enjoy this heart-healthy artistic experience.


STORYTELLING AS ART: The Àse That Energizes Memory, Arts & Artifacts! (ages 16+) - $160 ($95 Seniors 62 & up)
Instructor: Marjorie Williams - Educator, Visual and Performing Artist
Saturdays, May 6-May 20 - 4pm to 6:30pm

The art of storytelling is developed from the creative concept of àse that energizes human memory, art and artifacts, and transcends the boundaries of the natural world. Participants seek new meaning for their lives through active engagement with intuition, imagination, memory, sensory and extrasensory perception, and group discussion on arts and artifacts brought to each session - clothing, photos, paintings, books, songs, recipes, letters, poems, and other keepsakes that preserve àse (soul, life force, divine energy). Coming to terms with events, motives, circumstances, and occurences that have shaped their lives, participants create and tell new stories filled with àse inspired by memory, arts, and artifacts.


Instructor: Amy Fiore/Play Theater
Mondays, May 1-June 12 - 6pm to 7pm

Whose line is it anyway? Yours. A 6-week comedy improvisation course for kids ages 10-15 that will culminate with at least one live performance for family and friends. Popular games will include Freeze and Party Quirks, and many new ones will be explored. 


KIDS CABARET (ages 9-15) - $225 (Payment made after auditions, if cast.)
Instructor: Amy Fiore/Play Theater
Mondays, June 5-June 26 - Times Vary

AUDITIONS: Friday, May 19, 5:30-9:00pm
-Please prepare a verse and chorus of a musical theater song, preferably with accompaniment. A speaker will be available.
REHEARSALS: Monday Evenings at UCPAC Loft Stage May 22-July1
-Scheduled gigs include 6/16, 6/21, 6/29
Advanced course and performance opportunity for young Musical Theater performers. Participation in this production will be by audition only. Learn various songs and choreography about growing up and engage in a fast-paced rehearsal process geared towards approximately 5 cabaret performances in local venues in Union County. Participants must be available for all rehearsals and performance dates.

Registering for two or more classes? Use this link for the package deal to get 10% off each.


This Program Is Sponsored In Part By: Park Square Luxury Apartments

Located in the Heart of Rahway’s Arts District

1 Park Square,

Rahway, NJ 07065

732-381-5880 www.parksquareonline.com