Based in Englewood, NJ, Black Box Studios offers collaborative and innovative workshops in theater (drama and musicals), acting, music, and writing. For adults, teens, and children from all backgrounds, programs are offered throughout the year and most are performance-based, with these cutting-edge productions playing at our Black Box Performing Arts Center.


BBS also teaches acting classes and runs drama clubs in private schools and day schools in Bergen County and the Greater New York area, offers private coaching in acting, singing, and musical theater, and has popular summer intensive theater programs for kids and teens.


The experience of Black Box’s professional teaching artists covers all disciplines- acting, singing, dancing, music performance and composition, directing, producing, writing, managing, and lighting- and comes from Broadway, off-Broadway, film, concerts, television, and new media. They teach using an improv-based method that BBS’ founders developed during their years working in theater in New York City.


Black Box Studios is more than just a theater company. It’s a family. Here, I found my entire group of friends. My BBS friends are the ones who come over to my house every weekend, and the ones who will break into song in front of a store with me. Black Box is serious and devoted to theater that thrives on making their students experiences easy-going, non-judgmental, and happy. Black Box has changed my life.
-Margo S.


I’ve been pushed far beyond what I thought was my comfort zone at BBS, and I’m happier than ever…BBS is a family, not just a company.
-Haia B.


If I hadn’t started at BBS years ago, I would be a completely different person. I don’t know what I would be doing now. I have matured so much and made so many close friends here. I found the thing I really love to do and I am super happy.
-Aliza O.