Adult Education Programs

Vision & Mission

Our classes offer an accessible, safe and inclusive space for novice adult learners, or the more experienced. We value diversity and respect each community member and their contributions equally. Click HERE to read more about our Vision & Mission for all of our education programs.

On-Site Classes

Comedy

Stand Up Comedy

Learn how to put together a stand up set and perform on Auburn Public Theater’s Main Stage. Taught by Carey Eidel. Wednesdays 7:00-8:30.

Who: Carey Eidel will be the instructor.

What: This stand-up class provides an eight-week course that guides you through writing and performing your own stand-up material.

When: Eight consecutive Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm starting Wednesday, January 24th through Wednesday, March 13th. Participants will have a showcase for friends, family, and the general public on Friday, March 15th.

Where: Auburn Public Theater Cinema.

Cost: $100/participant. Register HERE

About the Instructor

Carey Eidel is a founding member and former Executive Director of Auburn Public Theater (APT) and holds a B.A. in Theater from Bucknell University. He is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC, where he studied under Sanford Meisner and Wynn Handman. He began his stand-up career at Catch A Rising Star in NYC and performed in clubs both as a solo act and with a partner for many years. After moving to Los Angeles, Carey performed comedy at The Improv and The Laugh Factory, as his acting career developed. He starred in the Fox sitcom, Daddy Dearest with fellow comedians Don Rickles and Richard Lewis and continued acting in movies (The Lost World: Jurassic Park and television (The Amanda Show). Carey was also a sitcom writer for CBS and had his own acting studio in LA for many years. After moving to Auburn and helping to found APT, he performed in numerous productions at Syracuse Stage and taught acting, screenwriting and film production as an adjunct professor at Cayuga Community College. Carey is a member of The Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG/AFTRA) and the Actors Equity Association (AEA).

Dance

Ballet

Spring 2024 Ballet Class Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00, January 23-May 21

Auburn Public Theater Presents:

Spring Adult Ballet Class

Learn collaboration, performance skills, and improvisation skills in Auburn Public Theater’s Studio!

Program instructed by Maddie Anna.

The program runs from January 23 through May 21 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Auburn Public Theater.

Join the APT community and dance your way through your most creative workout yet. Our class will focus on strength building, flexibility, balance, and core work all while enjoying the expression of ballet. Each class will include a dynamic warm up and series of stretches, barre work, center work, and a reverence. We will expand beyond this structure as well; focusing on technique, strength building, balance, and artistry.

Tuition is $250, and need based scholarships are available. Please register online HERE, or receive registration form & scholarship forms by emailing info@auburnpublictheater.org.

Materials: Ballet shoes and tight fitting, flexible clothing that students feel comfortable moving in.

 

Jazz

Spring 2024 Jazz Class Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30, January 23-May 21

Auburn Public Theater Presents:

Spring Adult Jazz Class

Get your heart racing with an energetic jazz dance class in Auburn Public Theater’s Studio!

Program instructed by Maddie Anna.

The program runs from January 23 through May 21 from 7:00pm-7:30pm at Auburn Public Theater.

Tuition is $150, and need based scholarships are available. Please register online HERE, or receive registration form & scholarship by emailing info@auburnpublictheater.org.

Materials: Jazz shoes and tight fitting, flexible clothing that students feel comfortable moving in.

About the Instructor

Maddie Anna is a recent Plymouth State University graduate with a BA in Theatre Arts. She is a well-rounded performer, enthusiastic teacher, and passionate choreographer. Previous experience includes employment through Missoula Children’s Theatre as a tour actor/director, and a student choreographer for Skaneateles Middle/High School in Skaneateles, NY. Awards include the Mignon Boyd Allyn Foundation Scholarship, awarded to a student of outstanding academic achievement and a deep love for music and the arts, as well as the Young Artist Scholarship Award (awarded by Senator John A. DeFrancisco).

Tap

Spring 2024 Tap Class Tuesdays from 7:30-8:00, January 23-May 21

Auburn Public Theater Presents:

Spring Adult Tap Class

Get your heart racing with an energetic tap dance class in Auburn Public Theater’s Studio!

Program instructed by Maddie Anna.

The program runs from January 23 through May 21 from 7:30pm-8:00pm at Auburn Public Theater.

Tuition is $150, and need based scholarships are available. Please register online HERE, or receive registration form & scholarship forms by emailing info@auburnpublictheater.org.

Materials: Tap shoes and tight fitting, flexible clothing that students feel comfortable moving in.

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way for the General Public

Who: Angela Daddabbo will be the facilitator for the general public.

What: The Artist’s Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It aims to dispel the ‘I’m not talented enough’ conditioning that holds many people back and helps you to unleash your own inner artist.

When: Twelve consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm starting Wednesday, January 24th through Wednesday, April 10th.

Where: Café 108.

Cost: $120/participant donation to APT. Sign up HERE. Each participant will need to come to the first class with their own copy of The Artist’s Way.

Angela Daddabbo - Artistic Director

About the Instructor

Artistic Producing Director at Auburn Public Theater, this will be Angela’s third time facilitating an Artist’s Way pod. All facilitators are also participants, so she is equally excited about leading the group as well as being a part of it. 

The Artists Way for Widows/Widowers

Who: Janie Anderson will be the facilitator for the widows & widowers.

What: The Artist’s Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It aims to dispel the ‘I’m not talented enough’ conditioning that holds many people back and helps you to unleash your own inner artist.

When: Twelve consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm starting Wednesday, January 24th through Wednesday, April 10th.

Where: Café 108.

Cost: $120/participant donation to APT. Sign-up HERE. Each participant will need to come to the first class with their own copy of The Artist’s Way.

About the Instructor

Janie Micglire-Anderson, Managing Director at Auburn Public Theater, will facilitate her first solo Artist’s Way pod, this time with a focus on processing through the grief journey of widows and widowers. Being widowed for 20 years, Janie looks forward to participating in the course as well as welcoming new and past participants.  

APT educational programs are made possible through the generous support of:

The Cayuga Community Fund, The Central NY Community Foundation, The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, The John Ben Snow Foundation, The Nelson B. Delavan Foundation, The Mimi Fishman Foundation, The M&T Charitable Trust, The Guido and Ellen Palma Foundation, and The United Way of Cayuga County.