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  

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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.

Costumes: Hand Stitching Techniques - CANCELLED

Carolann Winther
Costume Shop Supervisor and Veteran Designer

CANCELLED – Saturday, September 24, 1-3pm

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. Registration is limited.

Auditions: Mastering the Cold Read

Larisa Netterlund
Managing Director and Veteran Director

Thursday, October 6, 7-9 pm

Do readings make your blood run cold? Are you new to acting and don’t know where to start? Are you a bit rusty and want to practice your skills with other people? This workshop is designed to get you on your feet and brush up your audition skills. You will practice three techniques to make cold reads less scary.

Good for all levels of acting experience, whether you have never auditioned before, or are an experienced actor looking to get back in the game.

Intro to Prop Design

Sadie Ward
Veteran Designer

Saturday, October 15, 1-3pm

Veteran Prop designer, Sadie Ward will teach the basics of how to get started with Prop Design.

Costumes: Fasteners

Carolann Winther
Costume Shop Supervisor and Veteran Designer

Saturday, October 22, 1-3pm

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.

Intro to the Sewing Machine + Holiday Stockings for the Aliveness Project

Carolann Winther
Costume Shop Supervisor and Veteran Designer

Saturday, November 19
Workshop: 1-3pm

Stocking Creation: drop-in anytime between 1pm and 5pm.

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.  This workshop is free but registration is limited.

Stay after the workshops to create Holiday Stockings for the Aliveness Project, 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. 

All experience welcomed! Refreshments will be served.

Auditions: Brush up your Monologue

Larisa Netterlund
Managing Director and Veteran Director

Thursday, December 1, 7-9pm

Preparing for an audition that requires a monologue? Working on something new? Need an acting outlet between shows? This workshop is for you!  Everyone in this informal session will get a chance to perform and be coached on a monologue. Practice, get feedback, try something new, and connect with other actors!

Bring a monologue to work on if you have it – otherwise they will be provided.



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