New Non-Profit Theatre Company The Actors Studio of New Jersey Officially Launches

The company is led by multi-faceted creative producer Michael Restaino.

By: Apr. 20, 2024
New Non-Profit Theatre Company The Actors Studio of New Jersey Officially Launches
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The Actors Studio of New Jersey (ASNJ) has announced its official launch as a nonprofit theater company dedicated to pushing the boundaries of theatrical innovation while fostering community accessibility. At the core of its mission is the aspiration to forge ASNJ into a vibrant center of artistic innovation. It leverages the transformative power of theater to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds, creating a collaborative space that supports emerging talents and seasoned professionals.

Led by multi-faceted creative producer Michael Restaino, ASNJ is dedicated to revolutionizing traditional theater by bringing a facet of artistic approaches like never before seen. "Our mission is clear," said Restaino, "we aim to lead the charge in crafting dynamic and transformative experiences rarely witnessed by the New Jersey audience. Our goal is to challenge norms, engage a wider demographic, and break down barriers while making theater accessible and exciting for all."

ASNJ is thrilled to be rolling out several exciting programs aimed at fostering a theatrical hub for the New Jersey community. Our Main Stage program stands as the cornerstone, dedicated to delivering top-tier, full-scale theatrical experiences that exemplify professional standards.

The Studio's Institute of the Arts embodies a commitment to providing comprehensive training for individuals passionate about refining their craft in acting and related fields. Additionally, its Educational Outreach program extends a vibrant theatrical experience for the youth within our community, fostering a love for the arts through engaging Theater For Young Audiences performances.

ASNJ's New Works Initiative shines a spotlight on emerging talent by offering invaluable support and resources to aspiring writers, composers, and lyricists as they develop their original shows. These programs collectively embody our mission to nurture artistic talent, promote cultural enrichment, and meaningfully contribute to the dynamic theatrical landscape of New Jersey.

One of the key strengths of ASNJ lies in its esteemed Board of Directors and Creatives. Adriana Negron, Coldin Grundmeyer, Dan F. Sims, Heather Welsh, Joey Palazzo, Lauren Noack, Michael Restaino, Rebecca Monk, and Tori Palin collectively bring a wealth of experience, vision, and leadership to the company. This distinctive group of professionals is the perfect combination of what ASNJ needs, from theater visionaries who challenge convention to business leaders who understand the intricacies of a non-profit organization.

Restaino remarks on the Studio's future, "Through strategic initiatives, collaborations, and groundbreaking productions, ASNJ will be at the forefront of this theatrical revolution. Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity, fostering inclusivity, and reimagining the possibilities of live performance will set a new standard for the New Jersey arts scene."

For more information and exciting updates on The Actors Studio of New Jersey, visit or on all social media platforms. Stay tuned as ASNJ launches its company and brings the aforementioned programs to life.



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