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Coming to West Springfield

May 29-31

KATHY PATTERSON, Owner and Operator of AfterWords Actors Studio had the great pleasure of working with several West Springfield and Agawam local actors during the filming of the Jack Jonah movie ( last summer.  


After some conversation about the art of acting, the idea of Kathy bringing some of her Studio's instructors to the West Springfield area, was born.

Kathy chose three of her best instructors to share their knowledge and experience with the actors in the West Springfield/Agawam area so they didn't have to spend thousands of dollars to drive into New York City or Boston, to get top-notch instruction!

We will be offering a weekend-long fun-filled and educational "boot camp" for local actors.  While AfterWords Actors Studio normally caters to actors who are 18+, we are opening up registration to high school students (with parental consent) who wish to pursue the art of acting after graduation.

Keep your eye on this page for upcoming details; we are busy working on a weekend outline, covering all areas from Auditioning Techniques to Shakespeare to Musical Theatre!  In the meantime, if there are any classes or subjects YOU would like to see addressed, please feel free to contact us at - we'd love hear from you!

COST:  *$225.00

*Early Bird Price of $200.00 will be in effect until March 10

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Please see the Instructor Bios below!

FRIDAY, May 29 - 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, May 30 - 10:00-1:00 (break) 2:00 - 5:00
Sunday, May 31 - 11:00 - 1:00

Meet our Instructors

Adam Newborn


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Adam is coming to us from (formerly) New York City.  He graduated with his BFA in Acting from Long Island University C.W. Post. His NY Theatre credits include Mississippi Mud's Production of Orson's Shadow (Sean), Beast: Based of the book Lord of the Flies (Boy),  Post Theatre Company's production of Bat Boy: The Musical (Roy/Pan), Romeo and Juliet (The Nurse), Le Misanthrope (Oronte), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Judas). He has also worked in the recent production of Angels in America at Civic Theatre of Allentown as Belize. His most recent film credit includes "The Get Down" directed by Baz Luhrman. He is currently working on his new web series called "Good For You".  Adam also hosts a podcast called "Romantic Realist", available on Spotify.


Adam will be teaching a classes that are focused on scene study, audition technique, and monologues. You will be working with him on how to discover the nuances of the scenes and characters you are working on. He will also discuss the realities of working as a professional actor to help take the fear out of it and bring the fun and focus back into it. 

Jason Roth



Jason was born and raised in Allentown and has been a part of the local theatre group since returning from New York in 2014.  

Locally, he has performed with Allentown Public Theatre in "True West", Civic Theatre's production of "Angels in America", Between the Lines Studio Theatre production of "Time Stands Still" and recently in "Three Fortunes".  He recently completed his first musical endeavors with Civic Theatre's productions of "Silence" (Buffalo Bill) and "Spamalot" (Sir Lancelot).

Jason has been instructing at AfterWords Actors Studio for over a year and is our "Resident Shakespeare Expert", holding the monthly "Shakespeare Alive!" classes.

Professional Credits Include:

New York and Regional stage credits include Lincoln Center Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, Sundance Theatre Lab, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre DC, National Shakespeare Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre. Television and Film credits include Law and Order, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue, Ed, All My Children, As The World Turns, He’s On Fire, City Hall, and He’s Just Not That Into You. Awards include two time national finalist and winner of the Kennedy Center ACTF Irene Ryan Acting Competition, Robert Redford’s Sundance Theatre Lab emerging artist, Mark Twain National Comedy Performance, TCG Shakespeare performance. Training includes Brown/Trinity Repertory Conservatory, Atlantic Theatre School, Suzanne Shepard, Wynn Handman.

Currently, Jason is Owner/Operator of Lawrence Roth Salon in Allentown, PA.

Tim Allen


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NYC based teacher, performer, and director. MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State. Selected performing credits: National/International Tours (Annie, Harold Ickes, Rooster u/s), Off-Bway (Macbeth, Pirate Story); Regional: SurfLight (Wizard of OZ, Scarecrow); Moonlight (Fiddler, Motel); Beck Center (LSOH, Seymour; Fiddler, Motel; SpellingBee, Leaf). Educator: Acting and Movement (University of the Arts, CUNY York College, SDSU). Certified Teacher of Michael Chekhov technique (GLMCC).