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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Basics of Scenic Painting
Saturday, September 21, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn by doing basic painting in our scene shop with instruction and guidance by one of TRP’s scenic designers, Sadie Ward. After this class, you should feel comfortable assisting with basic scenic painting tasks. Maximum: 10 participants. This workshop fills up fast — and people love it! This event is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


 

Intermediate Costume Construction: The Sewing Machine
Saturday, October 12, 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 Costume Construction: The Sewing Machine” workshop. Registration for this workshop is full. To get on a waiting list, e-mail your name and phone number to Toni@TheatreintheRound.org.

 


 

Meet the Directors
Saturday, October 19, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Artistic directors Paul Reyburn (Black Comedy) and Dan Foss (Putting It Together) talk about their upcoming shows, with a focus on the role of the stage manager. The panel will include veteran stage managers, giving you the opportunity to talk with directors and SMs in this 90-minute discussion. This event is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


Make Holiday Stockings for The Aliveness Project
Saturday, October 19, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Since 1985 The Aliveness Project has been a community resource in Minnesota. Every year their Holiday Basket Program delivers hundreds of gift baskets to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. These baskets include stockings, made by members of the fibre arts community, and are filled with little treasures. We hope you will join us this season and make a stocking or two. All skill levels welcome! We will be on site from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. You’re welcome to come at your convenience and stay as long as you like. Upon arrival, please ring the costume and green room doorbells at the BACK DOOR of the theatre. Refreshments will be served in the Green Room. All materials will be provided. This event is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


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.

 


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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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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.


 


icon_blueBgdPodcasts

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