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


Saturday, June 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Lost a button? Need to add a snap? Join us to learn hands-on how to attach buttons, snaps, and other fasteners. Discussion will include the different ways fasteners are used on personal clothing vs. costumes for the stage. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free, but registration is limited; to enroll CLICK HERE.



Hand Stitching Techniques
Saturday, June 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn hand stitching techniques for mending and making personal garments and costumes. This hands-on class will allow you to learn and practice the basics of hand stitching, such as the basting and hem stitches, in a relaxed, small-group setting. All materials will be provided. This workshop is free, but registration is limited; to enroll CLICK HERE.



INTRO to the Sewing Machine
Saturday, July 11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sewing Machine Essentials — Learn to operate 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. Registration for this event is full. To get on a waiting list, email your name and phone number to:



Saturday, July 18, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Putting sewing machine skills to work — 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. This workshop is free, but registration is limited; to enroll CLICK HERE.




Click on the logo at left for podcasts of:

Leading a Volunteer Tech Crew on December 7, 2019

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