Actor's Playground at the Basie

Wednesdays • 4-5:30PM & 5:45-7:45PM

September 14 - December 7

Ages: 11-14 & 15+

Instructor: Ralph Colombino


Offered now through June

One of the Basie Academy’s proudest partnerships, the year-round Actors Playground program fosters a strong foundation of respect and encouragement and offers a challenging, diverse, conservatory-level curriculum. Taught by a staff of dedicated and extensively trained teachers, students study the latest version of modern acting techniques, including ‘Second City’-style improvisation, advanced scene study, auditioning and more. Actors Playground also offers opportunities to train with well-known actors and  audition for top level theatrical representation.

$180 / month. New registrants to Actor’s Playground are required to schedule an interview with the instructor. Please contact Rachel Repole at for more details and information.

Wednesdays with Ralph Colombino 
FALL: Sept  14, 21, 28; Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7

Ages: 11-14 • 4-5:30PM

Ages: 15+ • 5:45-7:45PM

Class Capacity: 12

Grunin Arts Education Building at the Basie Center | Studio 302-303
99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

While not required, the Count Basie Center Academy of the Arts strongly encourages students to wear masks while on premises.*

*CDC / state guidance subject to change.