Book Club: BIPOC Playwrights Take On…

In this book club style series, we read plays by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers and discuss some of the great many topics and themes these pieces take on. The theme for this session is “Plays on Plays.” Each of the works on our spring 2021 reading...

Developing Solo Work

Are you looking to tell a story from within? This all-level class focuses on building a solo show. Plan to hone the skills you already have or maybe even challenge yourself to learn something new while creating the foundation for solo work. This class will help you...

Best Practices in Intimacy

This workshop addresses the fundamentals of consent work in the creative work spaces. Participants will learn: best practices for intimacy and consent work for both the rehearsal and performance process; insight into the cultural shift of the intimacy direction...

Who Is Drag, And What Am I?

Join Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi — with slight intellectual support from Anthony Hudson — as she introduces you to the art of drag (What is it? Who can do it? What does it look like? Why does it smell so bad?) and charts its foundational concepts...

A Director’s Perspective for Actors & Directors

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...

Public Speaking for Everyone

Come, ye business professionals, scholars, researchers, students, and all! Join us in this relaxed and friendly environment to build your confidence in front of a crowd and work toward your communication goals. We will practice introductory level theatre exercises...

How to Craft a Personal Theatrical Narrative

In this hands-on playwriting workshop, students will participate in a guided brainstorming exercise, then learn a simple way of crafting their own story into a theatrical presentation. In-class writing will culminate in participants sharing a simplified, structured...

The Art of Acting

This class is a friendly, highly supportive, energetic and fun place to explore the art of acting. Whether testing the waters for the first time or aiming to develop and deepen an established understanding of the acting experience, this course encourages bold and...

Finding Meaning Today: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“I must go seek some dewdrops here, and hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.” ….So sayeth a fairy in Shakespeare’s magical and poetical comedy of love and merry madness, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  We will examine the play, itself, as well as our relationship to it....

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: Introduction to Acting

ALL levels of experience are welcome! Want to boost your confidence in social situations? Curious about acting but intimidated to take that first step? Already an acting student looking to reinforce the basics and challenge yourself in another environment? Interested...

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