• 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
  • 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
  • FPAS helps develop self-confidence in our child, in addition to singing, dancing and acting skills. Moreover, the quality of the production that was presented after just 3 weeks is impressive! My daughter loves the programs and camps of FPAS!

    Trudi Durrell 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
  • My daughter has done classes with Jennifer and Fairfield Performing Arts for 3 years now and she always enjoys class and is sad when a session is over.  Jennifer has such a way with the children and they all blossom under her tutelage!  It is such a fun, low pressure but high learning environment, Jennifer has the formula down!  All of the children are so happy to be in that room for the hour!

    Gretchen Parent
  • 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
  • Jennifer, I just want to thank you for running the best camp ever! Luke loves LOVES everything about your shows: the counsellors (especially Robbie), the material, the classes and rehearsals and the final performances. You have certainly given him a deep love of musical theatre. Thank you. Luke has made me promise that we will come back to Fairfield for a summer sometime in the future so that he can join your camp again. I will do my best....so here's hoping our paths cross again in a couple of years' time! Please pass on my congratulations and appreciation to your staff - they are an amazing group, truly inspiring. Thanks again and good luck with Peter Pan!

    Rachel Parent
  • Abbi is excited to go to camp every morning and can’t wait to tell us about her day when I pick her up! Such a refreshing change from the traditional camp experience. I can see that this program is artistically enriching for all age levels, a self confidence builder, educational and at the same time loads of fun, with making crafts, games and the rehearsals! I love that the children are a part of this production from the ground up!

    Lori Parent
  • 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)
  • 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!

    Samantha (age 10)
  • 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
  • FPAS is amazing!  My 8 year old daughter began taking classes last September and ended up continuing the whole year, we loved it so much.  Jennifer is wonderful...her kind, gentle way put my daughter at ease immediately and it was incredible to see her confidence grow.  From each class to each performance...she could not wait to go each week.  When I asked her what her favorite part was her response was "All of it!"  It has been a very special experience for her and we look forward to beginning again in September!

    Meghan Parent
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Emma had such a great time yesterday – thank you for a great class.

    Laura (Fairfield) Parent
  • 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!

    Samantha (age 10)
  • 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
  • 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
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