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, Minors and Child Protection.

Actor's Workout

ONGOING – Every other LAST Saturday of the month, 1-3pm

August 26, October 28, December 30, February 24, April 27, June 29

Are you looking for ways to keep your skills fresh between auditions?  Are you new to acting and don’t know where to start? Are you a bit rusty and want to practice with other people? Do you want to connect with the theatre community?

Actor’s Workout is an informal, ongoing workshop for actors of ANY level of experience.  Get feedback on a monologue, practice cold reads, or just observe and learn from others. 

Attend one or attend all; bring a friend or come by yourself.

LIMIT OF 20 PARTICIPANTS.  Must be 16+ to attend. 

Director's Roundtable

ONGOING – Every other 2nd Saturday of the month, 1-3pm

September 9, November 11, January 13, March 9, May 11, July 13

Join us for a series of Roundtable Discussions about topics related to directing. This is a time for local theatre directors to share ideas, get support, and build community in what is often a lonely job. 

Topics change monthly. Snacks will be provided.

Attend one or attend all; bring a friend or come by yourself.

LIMIT OF 20 PARTICIPANTS.  Must be 16+ to attend. 

September 9 Topic: “I Thought I knew How to Do This”: Changes and Challenges in Directing”

What has changed in theatre-making since before the pandemic?  How has your experience of directing changed in the past 5 years?  What new challenges have emerged?  Or old challenges that still have not been solved? What are you excited about?  What is better?  Share what you have learned, what is still frustrating, how you have adapted (or not), and what resources you have used (or still need).

Intro to Light Design

Camille Holthaus
Veteran Designer

Saturday, September 23, 1-3pm

Learn the basics of lighting design, especially geared toward the technician wanting to design.

Intermediate Sewing Machine

Carolann Winther
Costume Shop Supervisor and Veteran Designer

October 21, 1-3pm

Putting sewing machine skills to work – 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 the Sewing Machine” workshop. 

This workshop is free but registration is limited


Intro to Scenic Painting

Sadie Ward
Veteran Designer

Saturday, November 4, 1-3pm

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!


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