Fairfield Performing Arts Studio (FPAS) was founded in 2008 by Jennifer Kenny, the current owner/director. FPAS provides professional acting instruction through group classes, summer camp, and private coaching, designed to help people of all ages build their confidence and stimulate their imagination!
Coaching is provided in a safe, fun, and supportive environment through a careful balance of learning and creative expression.
Skills that are taught include:
- character development
- audition preparation
In group settings, activities include:
- theater games
- improvisational exercises
Hello Jennifer, I really like your acting class, and although I forgot my lines once and improvised, it is all around awesome. What I like most about your class is that you motivate us (along with your assistants) as hard as you can. And also I like that if we dislike our parts (like I didn’t want to be Mr. Smee), you always find a way to help us believe in ourselves and like the part. I also like the emotion games because it’s fun and it teaches me how to express myself on stage.3rd grade student
My daughters have been involved with FPAS for many years. The after school classes are a great introduction to acting, and the summer camp is just amazing. The quality of the production that is put together after only 3 weeks of camp is remarkable. Jennifer is wonderful with the students--getting them all involved and helping each child feel comfortable on stage. I've seen increased confidence in my girls that has carried over to other areas of their lives. They have thoroughly enjoyed their time with the program. I highly recommend FPAS for all ages!
Fairfield Performing Arts camp makes me want to come back every day with nice counselors, fun classes and great costumes. It is so much fun and I love everything about it!(age 10)
Fairfield Performing Arts Studio has been a huge part of my life for five years. The three weeks of camp is always the highlight of my summer. Thanks to this camp, my acting, singing, and dance has improved dramatically, and the way the counselors teach keep all of us wanting to learn even more. I think I can speak for all the campers when I say this camp is an amazing opportunity to have a taste of acting on a professional stage. As soon as my first year there was over, I knew I'd want to keep returning. All the learning aside, it's also a friendly environment where everyone feels comfortable. I've made some incredible friends that are still returning to camp with me to this day. All in all, FPAS is an educational but fun experience that every new (or returning) actor/actress should try.
Jessica loves FPAS! She loves you and your colleagues as teachers, loves the cast-mates that have become friends, and loves the camaraderie built among the summer campers. That is why she has taken every school-year session since we have moved here, and can't wait to do both camps this summer! Many thanks for creating such a fun, inviting, and high-quality environment!Parent
My daughter has attended the summer camp at FAIRFIELD PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO for the past three years and absolutely loves it!! She says it's the ONLY camp she ever wants to attend. The smile on her face each day when I pick her up is priceless. She always makes such wonderful friends and gains so much confidence. Most of all, to see the end result of all their hard works is amazing!! The show they put together in just THREE weeks blows me away every time. Jen really makes the kids fall in love with theatre.Parent