Act Out! Youth Theater  AND Urban Explorers Summer Programs @TNS


Under the Direction of Josie Lynn Perkins and Christine Knowles, and musical instruction with Karen Mathews

A non-competitive, process-oriented theater program in a small, friendly educational environment.

Designed for students entering grades 5 – 12

Time: 9am- 3pm
Days: Monday – Friday
Dates: August 3rd -14th
Showcase: Friday, August 14th

Cost: $600

Non-refundable deposit of $50.00 due by May 15, 2020.  Space is limited.

Reserve Your Spot at or call for more info: 207-985-3745

CLICK HERE to download the registration.

This program is designed to help young actors to develop strong, well-rounded and relatable characters. We will take an in-depth look at character development, motivations and their relationships with other characters. Members of Act Out will be exploring improvisation, theater games, scene study, monologues, stage makeup application and how sound supports a script. This program will also provide a hands-on experience in stagecraft, set design and costumes. Act Out will showcase their works at the end of the two weeks in a student designed final production.

Josie-lynn Perkins has been acting since the age of eight. Josie She received her formal training in the BA Musical Theatre program at Point Park University’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA. She appeared in several shows at the Pittsburgh Playhouse including “The Secret Garden”, “Sweeney Todd” “My Favorite Year” and “Guys and Dolls”. Josie performed around the world with “Up With People” and starred in the national tour of “Sacagawea” and the “The Sword in the Stone” with Traveling Lantern Theater Company. A few career favorites she has created in local venues include Nancy, in “Oliver” and Vicky in “Noises Off”.

Perkins has been mentoring, teaching and directing young performers for nearly 20 years all across the United States. Local youth mentoring credits include Project Aware, Hackmatack Playhouse, Vacationland Theatre Company, F.A.M.E (Friends And Mentors Entertainment), G.E.M. (Girls Empowerment Movement) and just finished directing her seventh performance for Wells Junior High School the Spring of 2019. Josie is a licensed KinderMusik educator and employee of The New School, Kennebunk.

Urban Explorers:

Under the guidance of Amber Meagher and Josie-lynn Perkins.

A unique blend of urban and backcountry expeditions focusing on navigation skills with maps, compass, and more!

Dates July 20-24 With 1 overnight.