Theatre in the Round offers free workshops and seminars with veteran designers, guest artists, and others as part of its mission to develop the theatre arts in the community.
Upcoming events will be offered in lighting, stage managing, sets, props, and more. Details on these events will be posted as they become available.
PLEASE NOTE: any registrant under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
For more information, call 612-333-2919 ext. 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intro to Props
Saturday, November 2, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A presentation by scenic designer Sadie Ward on the basics of prop design for all stage types — proscenium, thrust, and arena. This event is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.
Intro to Costume Construction: Hand Stitching Techniques
Saturday, November 16, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn hand stitching techniques for mending and making personal garments and costumes. This hands-on class will give you a chance to learn and practice the basics of hand sewing in a relaxed, small-group setting. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free but registration is limited; to enroll CLICK HERE.
How to Lead a (Volunteer) Crew
Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Theatre in the Round’s success relies on the volunteers who staff our crews. But keeping a volunteer crew happy, engaged, and — most importantly — ready to volunteer again, is rarely taught. This panel will give the perspectives on the care and feeding of volunteers who work on lighting crews, set build crews, and painting crews (many of the topics covered will also apply to having a happy, smooth-running paid crew). Whether you work with a couple of buddies or have to supervise a crew of strangers, these ideas will help keep your volunteers coming back. This event is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.
Basics of Set Design
Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
A presentation by scenic designer Sadie Ward on the basics of set design for all stage types — proscenium, thrust, and arena. This event is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.
Intermediate Costume Construction: Zippers
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Use your newly acquired sewing skills to learn how to install an exposed zipper, a centered zipper, and a lapped zipper. PREREQUISITE: You must have attended our “Intermediate Costume Construction: The Sewing Machine” workshop. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free but registration is not yet open; please check back later.
Click on the logo at left for podcasts of:
The Mechanics of Stage Managing on January 12, 2019
Directors’ Panel: Kari Steinbach & Seth Kaltwasser on November 17, 2018
Directors’ Panel: Mary Cutler & Brian Joyce on October 13, 2018
Intro to Scenic Design on May 12, 2018
A Stage Manager’s Calling on March 3, 2018
Color Theory on November 18, 2017
Props to the Prop Designer (part two!) on October 28, 2017
Props to the Prop Designer on September 30, 2017
Lighting in the Round Panel Discussion on May 13, 2017
Auditioning Panel Discussion on September 26, 2016
Scenic Design and Direction Panel Discussion on May 9, 2016