ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council introduces Improvisational Theater for High School Students, featuring music, theater, dance, and playwriting at the Arts Corner, 135 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. No prior experience is necessary and no auditioning is needed to attend.  Students will create their own script and will be showcased at the end of May.  

Ellen Williams will be facilitating the program, which will run the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month starting January and ending May 20.  Teens can enroll at any time during the program.

Ellen Williams

Ellen is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University and is the Expressive Arts 4-H Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  In this role she directs and teaches expressive arts programs statewide to youth grades K-12.

Ellen says, “In the Teen Improvisational Theatre program, teens will improvise scenes that reflect their imaginations and perspectives. These scenes can incorporate many artistic skills including comedic and dramatic acting, music and dance. There is no audition or competition, and no prior performance experience is necessary.  Teens can enroll at any time during the program which extends from January 8 to May 20 (no March 25 and April 22 date). Over the period of January through May, the teens will have the opportunity to create their own ensemble and showcase their creations.  I am pleased that the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council recognizes the importance of providing a venue in which teens can come to create together and share their talents.”

Registration fee for 10 sessions is $100; drop in sessions are $15 per session.  Scholarships are available. To register, contact Maggi at[email protected] or visit

Thank you to our sponsor MedExpress Urgent Care for its generous support.

The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.  For further information on the Arts Council, visit

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  


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