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Kids Act

New Village Arts is pleased to continue its collaboration with Kids Act, a local youth acting program that has been teaching fun and exciting children’s theatre for over 12 years! Kids Act classes are more than fun, they help develop your child’s self-confidence and creativity. Each child is encouraged to step forward and shine in an atmosphere of respect and trust, provided by experienced, professional teachers.

“Our goal in Kids Act is to encourage our students to manifest their talents and abilities through the joy of creative expression.”

Kids Act – Camps and Classes

Monologue Slams

Do you have an active imagination? Do you like to write and perform?

Join us for Monologue Slams! Write your own material and share it with your peers and friends. Prompts that promise to ignite your imagination will be given for each session. Fee: $5 per class.

Saturday Stories

Writing a Screenplay

New Writing a Screenplay classes coming soon

Stories in Performance Camp

New Stories in Performance Camps coming soon

Monday Night Live

In Monday Night Live!, neurodiverse students will explore themes (anime, musicals, etc) through different acting forms (stand-up, scene work, show hosting, movement, music, etc) to acquire more acting techniques based on material that interests the individual students. Of course, we end with our own comedy sketch show… Monday Night Live!

To be contacted about future classes, please fill out the form below.

MNL! Interest List

Playwrights Project Camp

In this 5-day camp, participants will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be performed by professional actors on the last day of camp. Playwrights Project has been teaching playwriting in San Diego County for over 30 years.

New Playwrights Project Camps coming soon

Improv Camps

Improv your life and learn the art of improvisational acting. Students will learn core techniques that will help them make strong character choices, improve listening skills on stage and gain confidence while performing in front of an audience.

This class is perfect for all acting skill levels, from the beginner to the working performer who wants to keep their improvisational skills sharp for auditions!

New Improv Camps coming soon


If you have any questions about the Kids Act program, call Aleta Barthell at 760.846.6072, or visit

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Credit for a paid Kids Act session/camp can be used toward another session, with one week notice before the session starts. There are no refunds for classes.