PASSAIC VALLEY THEATRE DEPARTMENT

  • PROGRAMS OF STUDY

    • Course Offerings: Introduction to Theatre Arts, Stage Acting, Advanced Theatre Arts Honors
    • Advanced Theatre Internship
    • Coursework includes: Theatre history, stage managing and directing, acting techniques, improvisation, monolouge work, scene study, fundamentals of lighting, sound, make-up, costumes, and set design, and more
    • Students completing all theatre coursework will graduate with a complete Career Portfolio
    • Four main stage productions per school year
    • Multiple performance opportunities
    • Marvel One Act Productions - Disney Pilot Programs
    • View Past Productions

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

    • Outstanding Theatre Teacher in NJ - Caren Atamian, PVHS, 2011 - 1st Annual JoAnne Fox Award

    STANJ - SPEECH AND THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY

    • 1st place - Best Play Lend Me A Tenor - 2020
    • Top Six Finalists - Musical Pairs - 2020
    • 1st place - Communication Media - 2019
    • Top Five Finalists - Musical Pairs - 2019
    • Top Ten Finalists - Dramatic Pairs - 2018
    • 3rd place - Dramatic Pairs - 2017
    • 3rd place – Improvisational Pairs - 2017
    • 6th place - August: Osage County Scene - 2017
    • Top Ten Finalists, Dramatic Pairs – 2016

    BUCKS COUNTY DRAMA FESTIVAL

    • 2017 Best Ensemble August: Osage County
    • 2017 Best Actress August: Osage County
    • 2016 Best Actress The Odd Couple
    • 2014 Best Actress All My Sons
    • 2014 Best Actor All My Sons

    DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS

    • Members of STANJ (The Speech and Theater Association of New Jersey), an organization which advocates for the study and teaching of communication and theater arts
  • FACULTY

Ms. Caren Atamian

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Caren Atamian

BFA Theatre
MA Theatre and Speech Communications