Foundations: Basics of Stage Makeup

Taught by Robert Kohnken with South Fork Performing Arts
Foundations: Basics of Stage Makeup will explore the fundamental skills of basic theatrical makeup. Techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Topics covered will include the differences between everyday makeup and stage makeup, proper sanitation and infection control, skin care and preparation, following a face chart, color theory and lighting effects on makeup. This three hour course is a fantastic start for students planning to pursue theater on a professional level and hobbyists alike.
Instructor Robert C. Kohnken is a licensed professional in the Esthetics and Makeup industries for over 10 years. His career has brought him all over the country, including Hollywood, CA and New York, NY. He is also a NYS licensed instructor. His work has been seen on stage, on the NYFW runways and in film/print.
Workshop includes a professional grade stage makeup kit to be used during the workshop, future workshops, and any and all stage performances the student participates in. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for pre-ordering a kit color matched to your skin tone.
This is our entry level makeup workshop. Future workshops may include, ‘Foundations: Fantasy Makeup’; ‘Foundations: Midsummer Night’s Dream’; ‘Foundations: Advanced Stage Makeup’ for more info
Dates & Times: February 9, 3pm-6pm
Cost: $40 (workshop), $60 (professional stage makeup kit, yours to keep and use in future makeup workshops)
Ages: 7th - 12th grade

BYO Class & Schedule

Taught by
Do you want to take theatre and voice classes but your schedule just doesn't have the time? We understand.
Make a group of 4+ students and Build Your Own course description and schedule with us!
Work with the instructor to decide on a curriculum and schedule. The options are endless.
Dates & Times: Any EIGHT dates from January 2 through June 23
Cost: $300
Ages: All Ages

Shakespeare Monologues

Taught by Tamara Salkin of
Actors will select a Shakespeare monologue, learn how to analyze it, and break it down to prepare for performance. Excellent for college auditions requiring a classical monologue. Participants are invited to participate in the SFPA showcase on June 8
Dates & Times:
Session 1: Mondays January 7 through January 28 4:30-6:00pm
Session 2: Mondays February 25 through March 18 4:30-6:00pm
Session 3: Mondays April 1 through April 22 4:30-6:00pm
Session 4: Mondays May 13 through June 2 4:30-6:00pm
Cost: $200 per session, $700 for four sessions
Ages: 9th through 12th grade

Scene Study of Modern American Plays

Taught by Tamara Salkin of
Actors will learn how to break down a scene, analyze the script, and work with a partner.  Scenes will be from Modern American Plays and will feature characters and themes that are age appropriate.  Participants are invited to participate in the SFPA showcase on June 8
Dates & Times:
Session 1: Thursdays January 10 through January 31 4:30 - 6:00pm
Session 2: Thursdays February 28 through March 21 4:30 - 6:00pm
Session 3: Thursdays April 4 through April 25 4:30 - 6:00pm
Session 4: Thursdays May 16 through June 6 4:30 - 6:00pm
Cost: $200 per session, $700 for four sessions
Ages: 7th through 12th grade

ACT - Acting in Children's Theatre

Taught by Tamara Salkin of
Learn acting skills and techniques, have fun playing theatre and drama games, and get creative!
This special class just for young actors is the perfect foundation course for children interested in being on stage and performing.
Workshop showcase for family and friends on last day
Dates & Times:
Session 1: Saturdays January 26 through March 9 from 10:00-10:55, no rehearsal February 16
Session 2: Saturdays March 30 through May 4 from 10:00-10:55
Session 3: Saturdays May 18 through June 22 from 10:00-10:55
Location Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane Southampton NY
Cost: $150
Ages: 6-10

Private Acting Coaching with Tamara Salkin

Available by appointment
All ages and abilities
$75 per hour


Michael Disher

SCC's Center Stage Director, Michael Disher, offers advanced scene study and monologue acting classes for all ages at SCC.


Tamara Salkin

Tamara is the co-founder and theatre education director for South Fork Performing Arts where she teaches workshops and directs the Black Box Performance Project. Growing up in Southampton, she performed on stage for the first time as a young child and quickly caught the performing bug participating in theatre, musical, and dance productions throughout the South Fork until she went to college. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University in English Literature with a focus on American Plays and a Masters of Science in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York. She also works as the assistant director at John Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton. She has performed in productions with Center Stage at The Southampton Cultural Arts Center, the East End Fringe Festival, and as a guest performer with Stages Children's Theatre. She has taught classes in theatre skills (Intro to Acting, Musical Theatre, Monologue Scene Study), theatre integration (with ELA, literature, history, social studies, and science) at the Brooklyn High School for the Performing Arts, the Magnet School for Media and Communications, and PS 161. Tamara encourages creativity, imagination, and collaboration in her students while helping them build artistic and life skills alike. She spends most of her free time chasing her precocious toddler, snuggling her baby, cooking with her husband of 7 years, swimming, and frequenting as many theatre productions as she can.


Bethany Dellapolla

Bethany is an actress, teacher, director, and choreographer based in NYC and Long Island. She received her BA in Theatre Performance from SUNY New Paltz, where she was named one of the Outstanding Graduates of her class. She also graduated (with honors), from LIU with her Masters Degree in Childhood Education, and holds teaching certifications in Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Theatre Education. Teaching and coaching credits include: Broadway Dance Center, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Gateway Playhouse, Pierson Middle-High School, Bay Street Theater, and TADA! Youth Theatre. She has been fortunate to direct and/or choreograph many shows for children and adults as well, such as The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, 101 Dalmatians, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast Jr., Godspell, The Boyfriend, Really Rosie, Willy Wonka Jr., Aladdin Jr., Shrek, 13, Fame!, Anything Goes, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan Jr., Cinderella Kids, and The World Goes 'Round. As an actress, Bethany has performed in everything from independent film, to radio and theatre. Most recently, Bethany was seen in Eco: The Musical at the New York Musical Festival, in Andromeda with the Neo-Political Cowgirls, as Mrs. Potts/Villager in Beauty and the Beast, and appeared as a specialty tap performer in a musical review featuring Kathryn Crosby and Sarah Rice. Favorite regional credits include: Love, Loss, and What I Wore ( nomination – Best Actress in a Play), The Graduate (Elaine Robinson), Cabaret (Frenchie), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky), Ruthless! The Musical (Lita Encore), Company (Jenny), and The Tempest (Iris/Boatswain). She is also a pro-am competitive ballroom dancer. Twitter/Instagram: @bdellapolla

Magnus Tonning Riise

Magnus Tonning Riise is a Norwegian/American performer and performing arts teacher, born and bred in Norway where he attended a High School of Performing Arts focusing on voice and piano. After high school he moved to London where he studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Performance Musical Theatre. During his time at Mountview he was hired as the school's Young Peoples Musical Director, making him the youngest person to hold this position at Mountview's Saturday School. He booked his first professional theater job at only 8 years old, working alongside some of the top theater professionals in Norway. After that job he continued to work as a freelance performer on stage and screen, both as a child and an adult. Some of his favorite theatrical performances were in shows like Peter Pan, Annie, Back to the 80's, The Producers, Spring Awakening, and playing the lead in the original musical Yusupov in London. As well, he has been a Teaching Artist for many years in Norway, the UK, and more recently the US working at companies like TADA! Youth Theatre, Wingspan Arts, and Broadway Bound Kids. His recent credits include BBC's Rocket's Island in the UK, Emmy winner and Oscar nominated Jim: The James Foley Story on HBO, and most recently he is starring in current television pilot Truth Slash Fiction, which won Best Comedy at SeriesFest in Denver, at itvfest in Vermont, and became the top trending topic on Twitter worldwide after the release of the trailer. You can regularly see Magnus perform in cabarets around the city alongside some of the Broadway greats and work-shopping new material from the next generation of Broadway writers.