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21 Maple Ave.
Rockaway, NJ 07866


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LIFE Center Stage collaborates with organizations and businesses to create programs and events that support a healthy, creative and purposeful community through the arts.  


Our programs can be customized for your organization to meet your goals. We can help you to reach your clients or expand your audience in unique, fun and engaging ways. We will work with you to focus our programs on your organization's special interest area; such as artistic development, team building, fighting stigma, prevention programs and alternative activities, youth leadership, recovery events, training programs and more. 

Through our Bridging Realities initiative, we work with a team of professional teaching artists, art therapists and peer recovery specialists to tailor our programs to cover important topics such as recovery, mental health, drugs, alcohol and addiction.


Youth Programs

Adult Programs

Events & Custom Programs

past events

Heroes & Villains
Youth were invited to work with a teaching artist and art therapist to create a mask and story that shows the challenges that they experience each day. Their masks will be featured in a short film. A second group of youth are working with musicians to compose the music score for the film.
Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day
We created a call to action leading up to Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day where we invited the community to submit inspiring songs around this crisis. 6 songwriters won a spot in an Collaborative Anthem Writing Workshop where they composed three songs. They performed their songs at Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day, one song was picked as the official anthem and was recorded in a professional studio.
I AM... Photo Project
I Am Photo Project
Youth Open Mic Training
This Leadership Through Artistry training program was customized for Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute to train and develop peer-support hosts to emcee and/or participate in performances for personal and community development inspiring purposeful living and true leadership practices.
You Choose: Drugs or Life Mural
You Choose: Drugs or Living Mural was created by the youth at the Dover Free Public Library. This program was created by LIFE Center Stage and funded through Family Intervention Services and their Mending Arts program.
The Different Kids Club
Children worked together with a professional storyteller and art therapist to write a collaborative book titled The Different Kids Club. The kids discovered differences and shared interests. This book is a celebration of those differences and similarities.
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Life Center Stage has literally helped us put "LIFE" on "Center Stage" for our community.  LCS has found art therapists, artists, musicians, poets and storytellers for our out-reach programs.  Patrons of all ages have had experiences that have boosted their self-esteem, revealed hidden talents, and created social bonding.  Thank you LCS!


There are very few places in the world where there exists the dichotomous paradox of experiencing being both pushed into new frontiers, while still feeling that where one is today is unconditionally perfect. When both are present - Transformation Occurs!!! That has been my wondrous experience taking the classes with Lorraine Ferro. 




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