Classes & Workshops

Classes taught by Artists Rep & Guest Artists

Our education programs focus on engaging and elevating our community by offering professional-level classes with our resident artists and guest artists. Artists Repertory Theatre is dedicated to working with artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to create a stronger, more equitable, and richer theatre experience in Portland.

For questions or further information, feel free to contact education@artistsrep.org or Education Director Karen Rathje at 503.972.3001

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Playwriting Boot Camp with Andrea Stolowitz

Tell Your Own Story: A Four-Session Writers' Workshop with Linda Alper

Voice Acting for Fun and Maybe Profit - LEVEL 2 with Mary McDonald-Lewis

Scene Study with John San Nicolas

Authentic Accents & Dialects with Mary McDonald-Lewis

Tech Wednesday!

*NEW* Summer Teen Workshops!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


Playwriting Boot Camp with Andrea Stolowitz

ONE-WEEK INTENSIVE
Friday, April 26: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 27: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 28: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday, May 3: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This is a 14-hour four meeting course that meets over one week. It is designed to allow writers to either start a new project or work in depth on a play in any stage of development that would benefit from writing/rewriting. In the course we will read and discuss short plays talking about rules of theatricality, do writing exercises and share results, talk about structure using your own plays and play ideas as points of departure, and address each person’s play/play idea. Participants will share their work and read other participants’ work out loud. The class is spaced to give a maximum amount of time on the first weekend and an opportunity to meet for a final reading of our work five days later. This is an intermediate through advanced level class and is open to anyone who has completed a previous playwriting workshop or has a background in any aspect of creative writing or theater.

ENROLLMENT COST: $200
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org

Click here for more information about Andrea Stolowitz 


Tell Your Own Story: A Four-Session Writers' Workshop with Linda Alper

Saturdays; March 30, April 6, 13 & 20
11:00am - 2:00pm

Do you have a personal or historic tale that you want to use in an inspiration talk, turn into a play, or use in a short story?

Students will free-write in class, using specific prompts to deepen recall, free imagination, find detail and avoid cliché. We will also explore different styles and forms of structure to give you a confident foundation for inspirational writing and communicating your memory and research to a wider audience.

For beginners and experienced writers.

ENROLLMENT COST: $150
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 15

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org

Click here for more information about Linda Alper


Voice Acting for Fun and Maybe Profit - LEVEL 2 with Mary McDonald-Lewis

Tuesdays; April 9, 16, 23, & 30
6:30pm - 9:30pm

A four-week course in the art and craft of voice acting for professional performers who want to expand their craft. Each class includes the theory and practice of voice acting using contemporary commercial copy.
 
Prerequisites:
Voice Acting for Fun or Maybe Profit - Level 1 OR Working Professional in the Voice Acting Business.

ENROLLMENT COST: $150
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 12

REGISTER HERE

To learn more, contact education@artistsrep.org

Click here for more information about Mary McDonald-Lewis


 Scene Study with John San Nicolas

Tuesdays; April 30, May 7, 14, & 21
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Resident Artist John San Nicolas teaches this four-week scene study class using scenes from Artists Rep’s current season of plays. Try your skills playing Nora or Torvald from A Doll’s House, Part 2, or explore the journey to the afterlife as Everybody from Everybody. This class is designed for both professional and non-professional actors, and it will be tailored to each student’s individual needs. Explore more deeply the plays you love from the current season, including Skeleton Crew, Small Mouth Sounds, Everybody, Teenage Dick, Doll’s House, Part 2, Wolf Play and The Revolutionists. Work on your favorite scenes or have John San Nicolas cast you in the perfect role. This class is for Everybody!

ENROLLMENT COST: $150
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 12

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org

Click here for more information about John San Nicolas


Authentic Accents & Dialects with Mary McDonald-Lewis

TWO-WEEKEND INTENSIVE
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19
Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26
11:00am - 4:00pm

A two-weekend intensive to learn & apply accents and dialects for film, television, & theatre. Actors will learn how accents and dialects are built, learn four accents, and acquire new tools to use forever. Each class includes instruction in accent and dialect acquisition, practice and application of four accents/dialects, and a wealth of written, audio, and video materials.

ENROLLMENT COST: $250
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 12

REGISTER HERE

To learn more, contact education@artistsrep.org

Click here for more information about Mary McDonald-Lewis 


Tech Wednesday

Observe the tech process of one of our mainstage productions! This includes a tour of the theatre, two hours of tech rehearsal observation, and a Q&A.
Cost: $15/person
Dates: 4/24/19 (The Revolutionists)
Time: 7:00pm

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org


SUMMER TEEN WORKSHOPS!

Artists Rep is pleased to offer two five-day workshops for high school students this summer! Both courses will be taught by Resident Artists & theatre instructors, Michael Mendelson & Sarah Lucht, and will feature additional guest artists!

These courses are for those entering high school in the fall, current high school students, and those that just graduated with the Class of 2019. Students are welcome to enroll in one or both courses! There is a 10% discount when registering for both classes.

 


Audition Training

July 15 - 19
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Auditions are an integral part of any performer’s life and opportunities are everywhere – school plays, BFA programs, and professional productions. In this workshop, students will develop their audition skills with customized feedback and coaching that will polish their interpretation, characterization, presentation, and delivery. Whether you are searching for the right monologue or you want to improve a monologue you are currently using, instructors Lucht & Mendelson will teach essential techniques for embodying truthful and dynamic characters, ensuring confident and effective auditions.

ENROLLMENT COST: $220

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org


Performance Fundamentals

July 22 - 26
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Drawing from various training techniques -- Meisner, Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, among others -- this course will incorporate text analysis, breath work, and physical/vocal life, in order to further train and elevate young theatre artists in scene work and monologues. Students will learn and apply the various techniques to the work, creating emotionally truthful, compelling performances, and deepening their knowledge of approaching character and story-telling.

ENROLLMENT COST: $220

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org