• Learn more about FPAS and our mission in this short video

  • Private Coaching

    Specialized sessions for more in-depth, professional theatre training

    For students looking for more in-depth training, Jennifer Kenny teaches specialized sessions. The curriculum is designed to provide actors with beginning and intermediate professional theatre training. Actors will focus on: monologue study, scene study, audition preparation, character development, sense memory, improvisation, dialogue, subtext, voice and diction, theatre vocabulary, and techniques necessary for professional or upper-level theatrical productions.

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  • Summer Camp

    Singing, acting and dancing instruction with full scale performances!

    Fairfield Performing Arts Studio Summer Camp consists of acting, singing, and dancing instruction! Campers are split into three groups, by age, and rotate to three different classes throughout the day. The camp provides a physically and emotionally safe environment to provide optimal conditions for growth and learning as both an actor and a person all while having a fun, exciting, and inspirational experience. A typical day consists of group warm ups and dance; acting classes, voice classes, and dance classes; a snack and lunch; improvisation and theater games; stage makeup and costuming; prop and set design art sessions; and of course, staging and rehearsing the musical.

    2019 Camp sessions are June 24-July 13 and July 22-Aug 10. Both sessions are currently full and wait list only.

  • Classes

    Weekly classes 1-2 hours long for grades K-12…

    • Class sizes are small to insure a safe and nurturing environment. This allows students to explore more freely as well as to receive individual attention.
    • Classes consist of improvisation games, scene study, movement, technique, character development, audition preparation, voice and diction, and an opportunity to build self-confidence
    • Family and Friends observation day will be during the last class of the session

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:

  • stage
  • improvisational
  • music
  • movement
  • technique
  • character development
  • audition preparation
  • voice
  • diction

In group settings, activities include:

  • skits
  • theater games
  • improvisational exercises
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Jennifer KennyFounder, artistic director and primary instructor at FPAS. Jennifer graduated from the Conservatory Acting Program at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York, NY.

Testimonials

See what our students and parents have to say

  • When my daughter booked her first Lead in a Feature Film, we did private lessons with Jennifer and she really helped Lindsey prepare for her role.  Her schedule was flexible, she was patient and enthusiastic and even patiently answered all of my questions!  Everyone on set was so impressed with how prepared Lindsey was for someone so young, and that is in great part thanks to Jennifer.  We came back again for private lessons to prepare for a Broadway audition, and I can’t say enough good things about Jennifer and Fairfield Performing Arts!

    Gretchen Parent
  • My daughter Anna has been attending Jennifer’s camp since it first opened, and there is nowhere she’d rather be during her summer break! Unlike other drama camps that Anna has attended, Jennifer creates an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst the campers, with everyone getting personalized attention in a safe and caring environment. She absolutely loves it!

    Stacy Parent
  • I had so much fun in class tonight. It was awesome doing the improvs….I like how the class was not intimidating and the kids were so friendly. I felt like I could be myself.

    Marie (Fairfield) Student
  • I LOVE FPAS! It's really fun getting to act, sing and dance every day! The best part is doing a full performance on a stage at the end, complete with costumes and sets. I really enjoy it and recommend it to anyone who wants to have fun learning about all the things that go into performing a show.

    Stacey Durrell
  • Emma had such a great time yesterday – thank you for a great class.

    Laura (Fairfield) Parent
  • 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!

    Rebecca 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.

    Eva Parent
  • I have been going to the FPAS summer camp since it began, and every year I get even more excited to go! I've really learned to be myself there by bonding with so many amazing people. This camp is where I first fell in love with acting, singing, dancing, and where I get to strengthen my skills by being challenged with some of the best counselors and the best cast mates. It truly is a great summer and life experience, I gained many friendships, supporters, and mentors through this camp. Thank you Jen and all the counselors for everything you've done for me!!

    Sydney Middleton Studebt
  • Dear Jennifer – I just wanted to shoot off a quick email letting you know that Annamarie really enjoyed herself tonight. Although hesitant at first, she went in with an open mind and thoroughly absorbed everything you taught. She wished that the class was longer and can not wait for next week. Thank you for your time and energy.

    Stacey (Fairfield) Student
  • If you asked me nine months ago, "do you think that acting will help your shyness?" I would say that you’re crazy!  But it turns out that I was completely wrong and that taking these acting classes not only helped with my shyness but my confidence and creativity as well.  That is all thanks to Jennifer and FPAS!!

    Jack Emra Student (Age 9)
  • Walking into Fairfield Performing Arts Studio summer camp every June is a moment I look forward to all year. Jennifer's lessons in acting, singing and dancing not only made me a well- rounded performer with skills in every aspect of musical theatre, but also allowed me to grow as a person and meet many lifelong friends. Jen's trust in me with many difficult roles and her guidance in helping me execute them while still creating a wonderful camp experience and has made my three years at her summer camp an unforgettable experience!

    Taylor Student
  • My children have participated in FPAS camps and classes for over five years and have grown tremendously due to the passionate, thoughtful, and creative instruction, the dedication and encouragement of the teachers, and the warm and inviting atmosphere as well as the strong friendships they have made.  The experience has been exceptional on so many levels -- like no other!

    Christy Ottaviano
  • 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!

    Kristin Dayton
  • Fairfield Performing Arts is such an amazing camp. It really helps me to step out of my comfort zone when acting, dancing, or singing. I love learning about the process of doing a play through games and other fun activities. I always look forward to coming back months before the summer even starts!

    Maddy Student (age 12)
  • My son absolutely loves going to acting class at Fairfield Performing Arts Studio. Being his first real experience on “stage,” Jennifer helped him gain the confidence to perform all types of characters and emotions. Owen has made several new friends at FPAS from across the Fairfield elementary schools that all share common interests. As a parent, I love that he is learning to work together as a team and support each other to put together a performance in just a few short weeks. He can’t wait for summer camp and looks forward to many more memories and performances with FPAS!

    Suzanne Parent
  • We have looked and looked for the best acting programs around. This one hit the mark! Caroline loves her acting class, and it has been a treat for everyone! We are definitely signing up for the next sessions. Every child in our class returned – that says it all!

    Jen (Fairfield) Parent
  • 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.

    Owen Parker 3rd grade student
  • I feel like I’m learning so much with you. I have learned more about how to get into character and be honest in that one hour lesson than I have with my other acting coach that I’ve been working with for over a year. I am so interested in working with you in these classes – I just cannot wait.

    Katie (Fairfield) Student
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