The Conservatory Players is ATC's stage performance arm. Whether it's a full stage production, or an in-studio one-night performance project, The Conservatory Players produces the show. ATC students and staff are offered chances not only to perform, but also to direct, write, and compose through the Players projects. Join ATC today to take full advantage of all programs!
We are putting together a complete list of our previous shows since ATC started. Currently the list is short, but it will build over time as we gather together all the archives of information. Those who participated will enjoy a trip down memory lane. If this is your first time visiting our site you can find out about the wide variety of shows ATC stages...
ATC couldn't be prouder of alumna, Nina Arianda, on her 2012 Tony win for Best Actress in a Play for VENUS IN FUR. Nina is slated to now play Janis Joplin in the upcoming movie, JOPLIN.
Our Rising Stars:
ATC congratulates alumni Chris Robertson and Rocco Spoon, Jr. for receiving the 2007 NJACT Perry Award in their categories. NJACT (New Jersey Association of Community Theatres) sponsors the equivalent of the Tonys for the state's community theatres. In 2007, 247 shows and all their casts were in the running!
Chris received the award as Outstanding Youth Actor in a Play (his second!) for his portrayal of the death row inmate Matt Poncelet in DEAD MAN WALKING. The show, his co-star, Melissa Surow, and the director, ATC's artistic director Kathleen Kellaigh, were also nominated. Rocco received the award as Outstanding Ensemble Actor for playing Bernard in Nutley Little Theatre's DEATH OF A SALESMAN.
Both Chris and Rocco completed the conservatory program at ATC and are pursuing professional careers: Chris is a graduate from the School for Film and Television in NYC (now called NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts), and is a knight at Medieval Times, and Rocco is working with various theatre companies as a performer on both sides of the Hudson.
Congratulations to Brandon Essig and Sarah Robertson! They were both nominated as 2011 Outstanding Lead Performer in their categories for MSU's Theatre Night Awards for Straight (Non-Musical) dramas in High School! And Brandon WON! Sarah had won the previous year for her portrayal of Linda Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN.
Brandon and Sarah, who are both pursuing training for careers in show business, were also in The Conservatory! You can see them HERE! Perhaps you caught them LIVE, on-stage in the musical, NARNIA! And Sarah may be seen fall 2012 as Sally in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at TLC, and as Rosemary in Smiling Rhino's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.