Classes & Workshops

Theatre 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 Toni@theatreintheround.org  

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Theatre Policies

All company members must review and agree to our policies on Anti-Discrimination and Non-Harassment, Code of Conduct, and Minors.

Lighting Crew Practicum

Camille Holthaus
Veteran Designer

May 6, 1-3pm

Lighting Crew Practicum: Come learn how to help with
lighting hang and focus. We will examine the different types of lighting
fixtures TRP uses and get hands-on experience hanging and focusing each type.
We’ll add gel, top hats, barn doors and patterns to round out the experience.
We’ll talk about trouble shooting and changing lamps with a look into the guts
of S4 ERS and 6″ Fresnel fixtures.  Along the way will be some
discussion of the different purposes each fixture can serve and common ways
they are used at TRP. Whether you’ve never touched a theatrical lighting
fixture or you just need to brush up on your skills, come join this hands-on,
in-depth class for anyone who might be interested in helping with lighting at
TRP. Please note: no ladder work is required to participate in this


Intro to Set Design

Sadie Ward
Veteran Designer

Saturday, May 20, 1-3pm

A presentation by scenic designer Sadie Ward on the basics of set design for all stage types – proscenium, thrust, and arena.

Green Theatre: Designing with Sustainability in Mind

Sadie Ward
Veteran Designer and Founder of the Twin Cities Green Theatre Alliance

Saturday, June 17, 1-3pm

Using the set of Sherwood as an example, scenic designer Sadie Ward will discuss how to design with sustainability in mind from material choice and disposal to concept and collaboration. 


Listen to a library of podcasts on a variety of TRP theatre topics, including:

  • 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