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

Auditions: Mastering the Cold Read
Thursday, July 7, 7-9pm

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?

Join Managing Director and veteran director, Larisa Netterlund, for a workshop 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.  Sign up here.

Costume Workshop: Intermediate Sewing Machine
Saturday, July 9, 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. Sign up here.

Prop Workshop: The Return of the Annual PROP SHOWDOWN
Saturday, July 16, 1-5pm

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. Sign up here.


Click on the logo at left for podcasts of:

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