MISSION: Challenging social and cultural narratives through professional theater dedicated to DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism, and Mentorship.
VISION: To be recognized as a model in the theater community for purposeful inclusion of diverse voices and stories; partnerships that propel cross community conversations; and casting and leadership that reflects our communities.
SUMMERSTOCK VTC SLEEPAWAY INTENSIVE
Summerstock VTC Sleepaway Intensive is a comprehensive sleep-away program for the serious Musical Theater performer between the ages of 12–19. Our staff is led by professional actors and directors, and campers will perform in one of three fully produced shows. This summer’s shows are Heathers the Musical, High School Musical, & Pete(HER)Pan, A New Neverland.
VTC KIDS DAY CAMP
At VTC Kids Day Camp, campers learn basic musical theater techniques to communicate characters, feelings, and stories, which will increase their focus and exercise their imaginations. They will develop trust through cooperation and collaboration – learning to accept and build on each other's creative ideas.
SPRING CLASSES 2023
Join Vanguard's team of professional instructors this Spring to explore the multiple disciplines of Musical Theater. From Acting to Broadway Dance, Vanguard offers something for everyone!
Classes meet weekly on Saturdays for 6 weeks - March 4th - April 15th (no class 4/8/23)
BRAND NEW THIS SPRING: Broadway Bound - Spring Showcase
This program meets weekly for 10 weeks, and ends in a cabaret style performance showcase for friends, family and fans!
Classes meet weekly on Sundays for 10 weeks - March 5th- May 15th (no class Easter, 4/9/23)
DREAM VTC (TEENS)
DREAM VTC is an education and performance program created to teach theater skills to middle and high school students, while focusing on significant social issues. The program takes students through a 3 month experience that mirrors a professional practice in the metropolitan area, and challenges them to reciprocate what they have learned on tours, bringing live theater to people without traditional access. DREAM VTC has been recognized by funding from the NJ State Council on the Arts.
PAST DREAM VTC SHOWS
VTC KIDS teaches our youngest actors to believe in their creative ideas, have the bravery to express them in front of others, and learn to be supportive of their peers. VTC KIDS learn basic theater techniques to communicate characters, feelings, and stories, which will increase their focus and exercise their imaginations. They will develop trust through cooperation and collaboration – learning to accept and build on each other's creative ideas in an atmosphere of DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism and Mentorship. These skills will serve them not just for the stage – but for the stages of life!
VANGUARD THEATER COMPANY
180 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 205 - 3525
Founded in 2015 by veteran actors and educators Janeece Freeman Clark and Daryl Stewart, Vanguard Theater Company is a unique 501(c)(3) committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM - Diversity Reciprocity Education Activism & Mentorship.