• Jennifer Kenny Owner/Director

    Jennifer Kenny is the Owner and Executive Director of Fairfield Performing Arts Studio (FPAS). FPAS was established in 2008. Jennifer is the primary instructor and director for all studio classes, camps, and performances. Jennifer was trained at Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City and received a BFA in theater from the University of Connecticut. At Circle in the Square, Jennifer studied under Alan Langdon, Edward Berkeley, Lynn Meadows, Maria Tucci, Carol Shelley, Michael Moriarty, John Stix, John Jones, Stephen Hollis, Olympia Dukakis, Mercedes Rehl, Jacqueline Brookes, Terese Hayden, Andrea Haring, Barbara Knowles, Lucille Rubin, KC Lingon, Moni Yakim, Mina Yakim, Randolyn Zinn, Nora Kasarda, Joanna Gleason, F. Wade Russo, and B. H. Barry.  Jennifer combines a variety of acting techniques, Stanislavski, Method Acting and Meisner Technique, she has learned from all of her teachers and mentors. Some of Jennifer’s areas of expertise are Monologue Coaching, Scene Study, Directing, Shakespeare, Dialectics, Improvisation, Choreography, and Voice. Her past theatrical roles include Adelaide (Guys ‘N Dolls), Irina (Three Sisters), Edward/Victoria (Cloud Nine), Veronica (The Hollow), Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) to name a few of her stage credits. Jennifer has a strong passion for inspiring students of all ages, connecting with people, and bringing out the many dimensions of a character within an actor. Her love and passion of people is what motivates her to run her classes as well as her private coaching sessions.  Outside of the theater world, Jennifer is the mother of two children, Taylor and Bailey, and lives in Fairfield, CT with her loving husband Bill.

  • Robby Schwartz
    Robby Schwartz Musical Director

    Robby Schwartz is a composer, performer, arranger, and teacher. A 2016 graduate of Fairfield University (B.S.), where he studied Music and Biology, he spent a year after graduation as a volunteer in Quito, Ecuador teaching music, English, adult education, and special education at the Centro del Muchacho Trabajador (Working Boys’ Center). During his time at Fairfield University, he lead ensembles like the all male a cappella group, The Bensonians, the Jazz Ensemble, and his blues/rock band, The Lionfish. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at SUNY Purchase. He performs, composes, and teaches on an active basis.

    • Lauren Lopes
      Lauren Lopes Camp Staff

      Lauren Lopes is a passionate actress from Fairfield, CT. She has been featured in many shows, including Marvell Repertory Theatre’s off-Broadway production of Spring’s Awakening, as well as feature film The David Dance and independent film Come Home Raquel. She has representation in both CT and NYC but is currently enjoying her remaining years at UConn before fully pursuing her acting career. Lauren’s favorite part of the summer is spending time at FPAC with her fellow counselors and campers and watching them grow as performers and shine on stage.

      • Eliza Croarkin
        Eliza Croarkin Camp Staff

        Eliza is a former Fairfield Performing Arts camper, herself, and has been in two of its’ summer productions. She has been able to serve as an assistant in a few of Jennifer’s acting classes during these last two school years. Eliza has also been involved in two of Fairfield Warde High School’s Drama Club’s musicals and has sung in the Warde Music Department’s choir programs all four years of high school. This summer will mark her third year working at FPAS. Next year she will go on to pursue a primary education certification through a partnership with Trinity College and Saint Joseph University. She is very excited to work with campers who share her love of musical theatre.

        • Taylor McCuaig
          Taylor McCuaig Camp Staff

          Taylor McCuaig began dancing at 8 years old and continued her training for 7 years. She eventually moved on to compete on the D’valda and Sirico Dance and Music Centre competition team. Her first encounter with theatre, was with Fairfield Performing arts studio in their first ever production: Alice In Wonderland. Taylor then went on to do many shows with the Music Theatre of Connecticut, Fairfield Teen Theatre and the Fairfield Prep Players. All the while, spending her summers at FPAS participating in the camp productions. She will begin her second summer teaching dance at FPAS and could not be more excited!

          • Sydney Middleton
            Sydney Middleton Camp Staff

            Sydney Middleton is excited to be working at FPAS as a dance counselor again! Before Sydney became a counselor she was a camper at FPAS. Sydney was in the first ever production that FPAS had, which was Alice in Wonderland, and she has done it every year since. During the school year Sydney is apart of Fairfield Prep Players, the drama club at Fairfield Prep. She has been in 5 of there productions, over a three year time period. Before joining Prep Players, sydney studied musical theater at Music Theatre of Connecticut in Norwalk, and she also danced at D’Valda for a few years. Sydney is very excited to work at camp this summer and can’t wait to see everyone! She hopes she sees you there!

            • Moira Honohan
              Moira Honohan Camp Staff

              Moira Honohan (18) is a graduate of Fairfield Warde High School, and has been involved in theatre for as long as she can remember. She has been a part of dozens of productions at her schools, theatre camps, and various community theaters, and cannot wait to be part of more at FPAS! When she’s not at a summer theatre camp, she likes playing with her cats, reading, and singing very loudly in the shower.

              • Kieran Brown
                Kieran Brown Camp Staff

                Kieran Brown is a vocalist, pianist, and guitarist based out of Fairfield, Connecticut. Kieran is well-versed in many genres; Musical Theatre, Pop R&B, Jazz, Classical, and Country. She has been a member of the FLHS Chamber choir for 3 years and a choral member for 4. She has participated in Connecticut Regional and State Choirs for 4 years, and was awarded the National High School Choral Award this past May. She was the Vice President of the Tri-M Music Honors Society and a member of her schools premier Acapella group, Close Harmony. She is also a lead vocalist with her schools jazz band. Kieran recently starred as Catherine in Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s production of “Pippin”. Her training includes private voice and piano instruction and classes at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she has been fortunate to have spent her past two summers on a full scholarship to study vocal jazz. In 2016, Kieran founded the first ever children’s choir at St. Anthony’s Church in Fairfield. She loves working with kids, and gives private lessons to children from elementary school to high school. Kieran will be attending Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the fall to study Vocal Performance.

                • Blaise Carter
                  Blaise Carter Camp Staff

                  Blaise Carter is a graduating senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and member of numerous musical and performing ensembles. Since 4th grade he has been part of the Fairfield County Children’s Choir and sings with the Chamber Singers, who tour and compete nationally and abroad. Past tours have included Hawaii, Ireland, Colorado, and California. He is also a member of Fairfield Ludlowe’s Close Harmony a cappella group and the Tri-M music honor society, and has participated in the CMEA All-State and Western Region festivals. Blaise began acting in 6th grade, and has performed in shows at RLMS, Fairfield Ludlowe, and Broadway Bootcamp. Past roles have included Pippin, Cat in the Hat, Charlie Brown, and Papa Ge (Once on This Island). He is a Co-President of FLHS Performing Arts Club, Choral Representative for Tri-M, and Vice-President of the FCCC Chamber Singers. Blaise has previously served as a camp counselor for Broadway Bootcamp and is excited to join the FPAS family this year. He will attend Vassar College in the fall.

                  • Audrey Burns
                    Audrey Burns Camp Staff

                    After spending 5 summers as a camper at Fairfield Performing Arts Studio, Audrey is ecstatic to be returning as a counselor this summer! Audrey is a rising senior at Fairfield Warde High School, where she participates in their choir ensemble. She has fostered her love of theatre at FPAS and now participates in numerous productions with ensembles across Fairfield County including the Fairfield Prep Players, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and Fairfield Teen Theatre. She is so excited to return to her “second home” this summer and share her passion for performing with all the campers!

                    • Caroline Dayton
                      Caroline Dayton Camp Staff

                      Caroline is ecstatic to be apart of the FPAS family this summer! She will be a senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School next year, and has performed in each of their drama productions since her freshman year. Caroline starred as Robin in FLHS’s demo production of Fake News, and has worked closely with kids and teens throughout the process. Caroline has been apart of Jennifer’s acting classes since third grade, and has assisted her in her after school classes at Roger Sherman School. Caroline wishes to go into screenplay or film as a minor in college, and is excited to meet and work with the talented stars of the FPAS summer program.

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