HMT on Main Street in Poughkeepsie. Fall 2016.


Let your #POUGHTENTIAL shine.

Join HMT as we welcome new opportunities in the heart of Poughkeepsie. Learn the fundamentals of acting and discover your unique creative voice through improvisation, writing, and working with your fellow performers right in your own neighborhood.

Fall Session begins Thursday, October 13th, 2016. Classes run once a week for 10 weeks and culminate in a celebration performance for family, friends, and the Poughkeepsie community.

All HMT classes on Main Street are FREE OF CHARGE. Students grades 3-8 who live in the City of Poughkeepsie and with any level of experience are eligible to apply. Applicants need a letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or community leader as well as reliable transportation.

Class offerings:

Story Drama 

Grades 3-5 - Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm

Students will explore acting, movement, and storytelling techniques in this fun and high energy class. We'll use music and our favorite stories as we work together to create an upbeat presentation on the final day! 

Writing and Performance

Grades 6-8 - Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm

We will use our own words, creative voices and inspiration to write and perform an original presentation. Students will learn acting, movement, and voice along with creative writing techniques we play and develop a special performance that is one-of-a-kind. 


We will meet in the Common Room of the Hamilton Apartment Building at 435 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

 “ ...the opportunity to work through issues in a class that explores feelings and self-expression has been tremendously beneficial for [K}. She enjoyed meeting other children in the theater community, many of whom she would not encounter in her daily life. . . This opportunity has been a way for K to have fun, be with children her own age and perform. It has had a very positive impact on her self-esteem as well.” - Allison, Big Brother/Big Sister Volunteer

Contact Kristy Grimes with inquiries