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Union County offers 2023 Summer Theatre Camp Scholarships for Students in Grades 2-9

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce as part of Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados’ “Building a Stronger Union County” initiatives, we are launching his Theater Initiative, a 2023 Summer Theater Camp Scholarships program. This program is in partnership with the Union County Performing Arts Center and Theatrical Artists Prep. The camp will stage two productions of the play Once on this Island Jr., one with a cast of students in grades 2-4, and one with a cast of students in grades 5-9.

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“We are very proud to collaborate with the Union County Performing Arts Center and Theatrical Artists Prep to create new opportunities for students with theatrical aspirations to hone their skills and enjoy the experience of a summer theater production,” said Union County Chairman Sergio Granados. “Supporting youth activities in the arts is very important to us, both as a matter of personal enrichment and as a part of Union County’s growth and development as a community with a strong, diverse economy. I would like to thank the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation for bringing my theater initiative to fruition.”

The Summer Theatre Camp is a four-week conservatory running through the month of July at the newly remodeled, state-of-the-art rehearsal and performance facilities at the Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage, on Hamilton Street in in Rahway.

The schedule begins on July 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each weekday except for the holiday on Tuesday, July 4.The performances will be staged onFriday,July 28 and Saturday, July 29.

The scholarships cover all costs including full tuition for the conservatory and performances, equivalent to $1,500.00. Camp T-shirts, copies of the script, and costumes are also included.

There are no in-person auditions for the Summer Theater Camp Scholarships program.

Applications will be judged by a panel of professionals based leadership abilities, previous theater experience, dance and singing participation, support from teachers, and financial need.

To apply, download the application form at or contact Angelica Cedeno at to request a form by mail.

Completed applications may be emailed to Angelica Cedeno at or mailed to her attention at The Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 2nd floor, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07207. Completed applications may also be hand delivered to the Administration Building.

The application deadline is Monday, May 15.

The Union County Performing Arts Center is supported in part by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. For more information visit

For more information about Theatrical Artists Prep visit

Funding for this program has been made available through the Chairman’s Building a Stronger Union County initiatives. For more information about arts activities and programs hosted by the Commissioner Board, visit the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, a division of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, at

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