Workshops & Seminars

Photo of volunteers at strikeTheatre 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 info@theatreintheround.org.


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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.

 


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CREATIVE Sewing Machine
Saturday, December 14, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You’ll examine existing costume pieces that aren’t quite right and combine your new sewing skills and creativity to make improvements. 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 limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


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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.

 


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Introduction to Power Tools
Saturday, January 11, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Want to volunteer in the shop, but don’t feel confident around tools? This class is designed to give you the names and basic functions of some of the most commonly used tools in the scene shop as well as some hands-on practice with some of the larger tools. We’ll cover common hand tools, hand-held power tools, and larger stationary tools as well as some other common items used in the shop. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. This event is free but registration is limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


 

INTRO to the Sewing Machine
Saturday, January 18, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The anatomy of a sewing machine. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn the principal parts of the machine and its correct use. Students will be assigned their own machines and will practice basic machine sewing techniques. This event is free but registration is limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


 

INTERMEDIATE Sewing Machine
Saturday, February 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

In this follow-up to the introductory class, you’ll put your knowledge into action making a tote bag to take home. Each student will have their own machine and all supplies will be provided.  PREREQUISITE: You must have attended our “Intro to the Sewing Machine” workshop. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free but registration is limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


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Hand Stitching Techniques
Saturday, February 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn hand stitching techniques for mending and making garments in a relaxed, small-group setting. This hands-on class will include basting and hem stitches, as well as fasteners like buttons and snaps. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free but registration is limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


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CREATIVE Sewing Machine
Saturday, March 7, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You’ll examine existing costume pieces that aren’t quite right and combine your new sewing skills and creativity to make improvements. PREREQUISITE: You must have attended our “Intermediate Sewing Machine” workshop. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free but registration is limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


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Installing Garment Zippers
Saturday, March 28, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Use your newly acquired sewing skills to learn how to install an exposed zipper, a centered zipper, and a lapped zipper. All materials will be provided. PREREQUISITE: You must have attended our “Intermediate Sewing Machine” workshop.This workshop is free but registration is limited. To enroll CLICK HERE.

 


 


icon_blueBgdPodcasts

Click on the logo at left for podcasts of:

Directors’ Panel: Miriam Monasch & Dan Foss on October 19, 2019

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