The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is offering a new after school program called Theater Kids beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The program is a four-week introduction to different aspects of theatre, including the basics of acting, design, production and playwriting. The program is open to all Island children, with or without previous theatre experience. Course instructors are playhouse artistic director MJ Bruder Munafo and actor/director Chelsea McCarthy, plus additional guest instructors.

Theater Kids is funded by the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council.

Students must preregister online at and bring a one-time $5 registration fee to the first class. There are no other charges for this fall session.

Classes meet on Tuesdays Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. for grades one through four, and on Thursdays Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. for grades five through eight.

For further information, call the playhouse at 508-696-6300, ext. 13 or email