Radical Playwriting

It's the director's job to ask, "Why?".  It's the playwright's job to ask, "Why Not?". Taking this as a foundation, writers of all levels will explore the craft of playwriting from blank slate through the first draft. Participants will explore dialogue, as well as...

How to Tell Your Own Story

What happens when the material you are using to craft a play for the stage is being pulled from your own life story? Welcome to this intimate conversation about the writing process with playwrights and other theater makers, moderated by E. M. Lewis (The Gun Show), and...

Audience Bootcamp

Join us to talk about how you can be the best ally and advocate for the arts that you can be! Over these two workshop sessions, we will have frank and often hilarious discussions about real life “audience horror stories” so often experienced by theatre makers. We will...

(Mis)Representation

This introductory level class will focus on accessibly designed conversations on histories of racial misrepresentation and cultural appropriation in U.S. theatre. We will also apply that context to conversations on contemporary social justice movements. There is NO...

Dramaturgy for the Audience

This workshop will give you the opportunity to discuss and analyze a contemporary play. The script will be, Duncan MacMillian's EVERY BRILLIANT THING. Participants will read portions of the play aloud in class and will study select scenes in depth. Participants will...

Improvisation for Collaborating, Creating & Connecting

Improvisation is not just for actors! "Applied Improvisation" is a rapidly growing field of practice, which uses improvisation theatre techniques and theories applied to human development and training. Innovative organizations around the globe now hire impro-trained...

Acting in the Zoomiverse

This acting class will utilize zoom as a platform to discover how actors can deliver lines to each other in order to affect the other person. We will discuss what it means to “land” an action and become an action driven actor based on the given circumstances provided...

A Director’s Perspective for Actors

Work with Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez to explore the director's perspective on what it means to be fully prepared for successful acting and audition work under any condition. Learn to be fully present, engaged, and committed to the process. You will have the...

Finding Meaning Today: Romeo and Juliet

Using the text of Romeo and Juliet, we’ll explore the familiar and multi-layered language of Shakespeare, the universally recognizable characters, and the themes of young, ideal love, parental love, mentorship, friendship, and “star-crossed” destiny. Each class will...

On Camera Acting

Relaxation is the key. Reacting is the core. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced stage actor; film and TV acting can be a baffling and sometimes terrifying experience. In this class, we will explore how to develop the inner emotional life of a...

Acting II – Scene Study

This course continues the work of Acting I through analysis and on-line (Zoom) exploration of scenes from modern (20th and 21st century), realistic plays. This class acknowledges the circumstances of acting in an on-line context and will emphasize tactics of...

Acting I – Fundamentals

Are you the curious type? Do you want to explore the fundamentals of acting? Or, do you have previous training, but are just feeling a little rusty? Maybe you want to get to know yourself just a little better? If so, this acting course is a great place to explore. You...

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