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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Intermediate Costume Construction: The Sewing Machine
Saturday, July 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 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. This workshop is free but registration is limited; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


 

Prop Throw Down
Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am

We declare a Prop Throw Down!  Do you love making props just for the fun of it? Sign up for TRP’s Second Annual Prop Throw Down Challenge! Participants will have four hours to:
1) build an assigned prop from scratch,
2) show their prop repair prowess, and
3) dress a scene drawn from a hat.

You’ll have access to prop storage and the scene shop to complete your tasks. The winner earns bragging rights…until next time!! Maximum of 9 participants, so sign up quickly! All materials will be provided. This workshop is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


Advanced Costume Construction: The Sewing Machine
Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

 


Intro to Lighting Design
Saturday, September 7, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn the basics of lighting design, especially geared toward the technician wanting to design More details to follow. This workshop is free; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


Intro to Costume Construction: The Sewing Machine
Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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. This workshop is free but registration is limited; 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. This workshop is free but registration is limited; to enroll CLICK HERE.

 


 

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; no reservation required.

 


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 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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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