Philipstown Recreation Department

Philipstown Recreation Department

The Philipstown Depot Theatre is located at the Garrison Landing, in Garrison, New York.  Operated by the Philipstown Recreation Department and the Philipstown Performing Art Corporation, the Depot theatre offers a variety of community performing arts oppertunities including stage productions, youth and adult classes, music tracks and more.  For more information, please visit

For reservations, please call the Depot Theatre Box Office at, 845-424-3900.  You can now order your tickets on-line at

Grades: 1-4 
Participants play theatre games and collaboratively create/write a play that will be performed by the group.  Participants develop their own characters while learning  how to shape a play and how to work creatively in a  theatre ensemble!  Final performance will be March 20 at 5:30pm. No 2/20.

Instructor: Kalista Parrish and Nicole Chiverton*
Day:  Tuesday

Time: 4:00-5:15pm
Location: Philipstown Depot Theatre
Start Date: January 9 (10 weeks)
Fee: $200 Resident / $215 Non-Resident

*Kalista Parrish has extensive experience teaching youth acting classes both here and in NYC and particularly enjoys helping kids pursue their creativity.  Nicole Chiverton is a graduate student studying theatre and playwriting and recently assisted with Willy Wonka, Jr. 

YOU WILL BE FOUND: A Singing Performance Workshop 
Grades: 5-7 
Choose a solo or a duet that you are excited to sing, and in 4 classes you will get it ready to perform! Come to the first class with the name of your song, or let the instructor choose one that suits you. Each week students will get a chance to work on their song, as well as a group number. Some of the most important learning comes from watching your fellow students work!

The focus of this workshop will be on the ACTING of a song. It is perfect for those who want to improve their performance skills, for those who think they can’t sing, or for those who want more confidence at auditions! 

The 15 overlap from 
5:15-5:30 will be used to work on the group number, “You Will Be Found” from the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.  Final performance is January 27 at 6pm.  There will be a pre-show rehearsal at 3pm.

Instructor: Lisa Sabin
Day: Wednesday
Grades 5-6: 3:45-5:15pm
Grades 7: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Philipstown Depot Theatre
Start Date: January 3 (4 weeks)
Fee: $100 Resident / $115 Non-Resident

Lisa Sabin is a professional actress and singer with much experience coaching and directing youth theatre. If you would like assistance choosing material, you may contact Lisa at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  after you have registered for the class through the Recreation Department.