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 or Education Director Karen Rathje at 503.972.3001

Interested in private acting coaching?
Head to our Coaching page!


*NEW* Summer Teen Workshops!

Dramaturgy for the Audience with Luan Schooler and Dámaso Rodríguez


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.



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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.



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Announcing our first class of the 2019-2020 Season!

Dramaturgy for the Audience with Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy Luan Schooler and Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez



   La Ruta    Prudencia Hart    Indecent     Tiger Lily

Script Discussion
7:30pm - 9:00pm

  Aug 14   Oct 9   Nov 6   Jan 15   Apr 8
Tech Observation
7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Sept 4     Oct 30     Nov 27     Feb 16     Apr 29
Production Discussion
7:30pm - 9:00pm
       Sept 25   Nov 20   Dec 18   Mar 4   May 20


Become a theatre insider & learn what goes into making world-class theatre during Artist’s Rep’s groundbreaking 2019-20 season - ART on Tour!

Dramaturgy for the Audience is a behind-the-scenes peek at the process of making theatre!
Each mainstage production* will feature three classes: Script Discussion, Tech Observation, & Production Discussion and include a digital script of the corresponding production!

*Please Note: There will be NO classes for School Girls.


Script Discussion & Production Discussion located at our Zidell offices (3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239)

Tech Observation located at the show's respective theatre.



Full Season Series
15 Class Sessions
Individual Productions
3 Class Sessions
Tech Observation ONLY
1 Class Session



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