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

Stage Management Workshop: Rehearsal and Performance Reports
Friday, August 5, 4-5pm [Fringe Workshop Series]

Communication is at the heart of what stage managers do, but what does that actually look like?  In this workshop, we will dive into the details of rehearsal and performance reports, one of the key ways that stage managers keep the information flowing.  Whether you are an experienced or aspiring stage manager or just curious about this aspect of theater, you are welcome to come learn and discuss!  Maximum: 20 participants
Complete your registration on our ticketing platform.

Basics of Scenic Painting
Sunday, August 7 10:30am-12:30pm [Fringe Workshop Series]

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.  Complete your registration on our ticketing platform.

Puppetry and Creature Creation 101
Monday, August 8 3-5pm [Fringe Workshop Series]

Have you ever wondered what it is about larger-than-life characters and storytelling that people find so captivating? Ever wanted to try it yourself? This workshop is a 2 hour whirlwind tour of puppetry and creature creation that will cover history, design, performance, and more! You don’t need prior experience to try this workshop- just bring your curiosity! Maximum:  8 participants.   Complete your registration on our ticketing platform.

Crew with Confidence: Strike Safety for Actors, Directors, Volunteers, and more
Tuesday, August 9, 3:30-5pm [Fringe Workshop Series]

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or out of your depth when helping to build or strike a show? Want to brush up on some essential skills? From safe tool use, to basic rigging and knots, this 90-minute workshop will give you the tools you need to crew with confidence!  Maximum:  10 participants. Complete your registration on our ticketing platform.

Intro to Sewing Machine
Thursday, August 11, 3-5pm [Fringe Workshop Series]

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.  Limit 6 participants. Complete your registration on our ticketing platform.


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