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, costumes, props, sets, and more. Details on these events will be posted as they become available.

For more information, call 612-333-2919 ext. 102 or email




SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1:00 – 4:00 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 of 10 participants. This workshop fills up fast — and people love it!

If you would like to be place on a wait list, please contact Toni Solie:




SATURDAY, MARCH 3, beginning at 2:00 pm

One of the most vital, and least understood roles in theatre is that of the stage manager, or SM. From audition through production meetings, rehearsals, tech and run of show, the SM’s skills are front and center; yet they seldom if ever get the kind of recognition given to actors, directors, or designers. What are the demands, and rewards, of stage managing? Is it a means to an end, or an end unto itself? What goes into becoming a good SM? Join in the discussion as moderator (and sometime SM) Sadie Ward leads a panel of experienced SMs who have worked in various capacities at TRP and many other theatres.

Free, but registration is required.
CLICK HERE to register..


Click on the logo at left for podcasts of:


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

Designing Sets for the Round Discussion on June 17, 2017

Lighting in the Round Panel Discussion on May 13, 2017

A Stage Manager’s Calling on January 28, 2017

An interview with artistic director/lighting designer Daniel Ellis

Auditioning Panel Discussion on September 26, 2016

Intro to Prop Design on June 18, 2016

Scenic Design and Direction Panel Discussion on May 9, 2016