Class Description

The Acting for TV, Television Commercials & Film classes are designed to give young actors the skills and insights into working in front of the camera. In the Acting for TV, Television Commercials & Film classes, students learn commercial and TV / Film audition techniques in a one-on-one style where our professional and industry working instructors prepare the students for professional style auditions and work environments. Students get to act actual TV Commercials and TV scripts that have aired on TV and then watch their performance back. The teacher helps the students recognize what he/she is doing well and also helps the student reach the next level of performance, so quick progress is made!

Students are carefully placed in a class appropriate to their age, level and experience. Private acting and drama lessons are also available.

The PTW Difference


  1. Our expert, caring faculty (More)
  2. Our long 28-year history and track record of student successes (More)
  3. Our fun, positive, non-competitive atmosphere that provides the environment for building self-esteem and life-long friendships (More)
  4. Our curriculum and teaching practices grounded in educational principals to maximize learning and success at every level (More)
  5. Our small class sizes with individual attention to every student (More)
  6. Our careful attention to placing students in classes that match their age AND level (More)
  7. Our wide variety of course selection, with expert teachers in each area, enables students to receive a comprehensive performing arts education “under one roof” (More)
  8. Our varied and frequent performance opportunities (More)
  9. Our detailed attention to audition preparation and preparation for college and beyond. (More)
  10. Our flexible payment plans tailored to individual financial needs (More)
  11. Our connections with key agents and managers in the business (More)
  12. Our warm environment and artistic community that becomes our students’ “theatre home” for life (More)



Performers Theatre Workshop, located in Maplewood, New Jersey, is one of NJ and NY’s leading performing arts school. Students, ages three to adult can take a variety of classes in all performing arts areas, and proceed at their own pace. PTW’s expert and caring teachers offer indivdual attention to all students. At PTW, there is an enormous sense of community as well as a respect for the individual, which nurtures the young artist and prepares him or her for life on or off the stage.
Student & Parent Reviews
“What is special about PTW? Tons of fun and learning, and we get to go and perform in New York at Don’t Tell Mama and get recognized- I met my agent there.”
-Stephanie W., Chester, NJ
13-year-old PTW Student
“The teachers come into class with a smile and encourage you to do your best.”
-Francesca B., East Hanover, NJ
9-year-old PTW Student
“PTW has shaped my life in more ways than I can count. I feel so blessed that my mom found the one school that would not only give me the best training, but also relationships and mentorships that will last a lifetime. PTW is so much more than a theatre school, but rather a home for performers, students and teachers alike.”
-Molly D., Brooklyn, NY
PTW Alumni
“The very first time I did the Don’t Tell Mama showcase, several talent agents called me and wanted me to meet with me. Some of the managers were interested in using me in commercials. Also, the casting director from Nickelodeon called me to audition for them. I got so many opportunities from doing the show. I felt super glad I did it.”
-Jenny O., Clark, NJ
15-year-old PTW Student
“If nothing else, PTW's given a lot of confidence to the kids. It just instills a sense of self-confidence. Brandon went through a really shy period and then all of a sudden he just came out of his shell. It was after he did PTW that he got his first national commercial. And then he got another commercial after that. Then he got this TV series for Disney.”
-Barbara Z., Millburn, NJ
PTW Parent
As an actress, TV Acting/Commercial Acting class is extremely important to me. I learned how to slate, how to audition for commercials, how to properly prepare for anything the casting director might ask me to do during casting. It’s really great for acting auditions.
-Jenny O., Clark, NJ
15-year-old PTW Student
“At PTW, teachers and students alike want to see you succeed. They really are loving and committed to making you a stronger performer as well as a more confident person.”
-Faith H., Chatham, NJ
18-year-old PTW Student
Class Offerings
  • Acting Classes - Theatre Acting / Monologue Preparation / TV
  • Acting For Television & Film / Comedy & Improv
  • Dancing Classes - Hip Hop / Jazz / Modern / Ballet / Tap
  • Singing Classes - Broadway / Pop / Classical / Rock
  • Voice Private Lessons
  • Guitar Private Lessons
  • Piano Private Lessons
  • Glee - Perform Songs from the Hit TV Show
  • NYC Broadway Showcase for agents, managers and casting directors
  • Lots of performing opportunities

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Our Mission

PTW’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities, and to foster individual growth in a caring, supportive artistic community.

Fall/Spring 2016-2017 Class Descriptions

Fall/Spring 2016-2017 Class Schedule

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