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WORKSHOPS

Join us every month for our educational workshops! We offer a monthly Theatre Jazz Dance Workshop and a monthly rotating workshop that covers a wide variety of theatrical topics. Whether you like being on the stage, behind it, or in the audience, we offer workshops for all interests and experience levels!

We seek to make workshops accessible as possible, so all workshops are pay what you can starting at $5. 

We're getting ready for our 2024-2025 season workshops! In the meantime, look at our past workshops.

Past workshops

April

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Monthly Theatre Jazz Dance Workshop

Taught by Bianca Turner

Warmup, go across the floor, and learn a new theatre jazz combination every month! 

 

Bianca is a seasoned dancer with over ten years of dance training under her belt and a degree in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned dancer, this workshop promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all. Come dance with us and let your passion for theatre and jazz dance flourish!

 

Open to all levels

Must be 13+ to register

march

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Monthly Theatre Jazz Dance Workshop

Taught by Bianca Turner

Warmup, go across the floor, and learn a new theatre jazz combination every month! 

 

Bianca is a seasoned dancer with over ten years of dance training under her belt and a degree in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned dancer, this workshop promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all. Come dance with us and let your passion for theatre and jazz dance flourish!

 

Open to all levels

Must be 13+ to register

february

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Monthly Theatre Jazz Dance Workshop

Taught by Bianca Turner

Warmup, go across the floor, and learn a new theatre jazz combination every month! 

 

Bianca is a seasoned dancer with over ten years of dance training under her belt and a degree in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned dancer, this workshop promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all. Come dance with us and let your passion for theatre and jazz dance flourish!

 

Open to all levels

Must be 13+ to register

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Intimacy Coordination

Taught by Charlie Jackson

Charlie Jackson (she/her) is an actress, intimacy coordinator/director and Chapman University graduate with a BFA in Theatre Performance. After being introduced to intimacy coordination in a performance class her senior year, Charlie dove into the field by training with Professor Nick Gabriel (Chapman University) and taking online workshops at Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE). 

As an intimacy professional, Charlie has worked on a variety of projects in film and theatre. She has led workshops and rehearsals for high school and college students. 

Participants will learn the basics of how to choreograph scenes with physical intimacy, how to establish and facilitate boundaries between actors, how to communicate with the production team, and which steps to take if you want to become an intimacy professional! This workshop will be highly interactive with games, open discussions, and opportunities for volunteers to choreograph their own scenes. 

Open to all levels, 18+

January

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Monthly Theatre Jazz Dance Workshop

Taught by Bianca Turner

Warmup, go across the floor, and learn a new theatre jazz combination every month! 

 

Bianca is a seasoned dancer with over ten years of dance training under her belt and a degree in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned dancer, this workshop promises to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for all. Come dance with us and let your passion for theatre and jazz dance flourish!

 

Open to all levels

Must be 13+ to register

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Acting Through Song

Taught by Elizabeth Curtin Alonso, Fiona Burrows, and the Urinetown Production Team

Join the Urinetown production team to practice acting through a song of your choice with a trained accompanist! This workshop is great for those looking to audition for Urinetown or anyone looking to practice their singing and acting.

 

Open to all levels + ages

Bring 18-32 bars of sheet music

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October

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Intro to playwriting

Taught by Elise Dewsberry, Artistic Director of New Musicals Inc., and Jeffrey Gold, The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Member

Participants created 10-minute plays, explored storytelling, character building, and the thrill of the stage together. 

New Musicals Inc. hosts many programs which support new musicals in development. They develop several dozen musicals each year for producers and writers all around the country through table readings, workshops, concerts, and occasional productions. Their academic wing, the Academy for Musical Theatre, offers courses, both online and live in Los Angeles, for professional musical theatre writers. They are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (FEIN 01-0745909), so donations to us are tax-deductible. They are funded through an intricate balance of donations, fees for services, special events, conferences, concerts, classes, grants, fundraisers and royalties from musicals they have developed.

Artistic Director of New Musicals Inc., Elise has been involved in the development of new works for over forty years: as an actor/singer, as a director, as a dramaturge, and as a writer. While living in Toronto, Elise served as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Muskoka Festival; the Co-Ordinator of the festival’s annual Musical Theatre Writer’s Colony, the Associate Dramaturge of the Canadian Stage Company; the Resident Dramaturge of the Smile Theatre Company; and was the co-founder of Toronto’s Script Lab. Elise spent many years touring Canada with Nine Months – a one-woman musical which she commissioned from writers Carl Ritchie and Stephen Woodjetts. Elise and Carl also co-wrote Any Body Home?, which was produced by the Cordova Bay Theatre in Victoria, British Columbia, and published by Dramatic Publishing. Elise joined ANMT as Associate Artistic Director in 2003; joined Founding Artistic Director John Sparks as Co-Artistic Director in 2010; and became Artistic Director of New Musicals Inc. in 2013. Elise is also the author and evaluator of the Book Lab and the Outlining Lab, offered online throughwww.writingmusicaltheatre.com , and publishes a monthly blog on the craft of musical theatre available at https://nmi.org/elises-video-blog/. Elise is ecstatically married to cellist Stephen Green, and they are the overly-proud parents of social activist Rebecca Green.

The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP) is a service and support organization dedicated to protecting the rights and addressing the professional needs of the Los Angeles playwriting community. Founded in 1993, ALAP has a large and diverse membership of area playwrights ranging from students and beginning writers to established professionals. ALAP is all-volunteer, and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Jeffrey is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and film composer. Educated at Westminster College, Cambridge University, and the University of Utah, he later studied playwriting with dramaturg Mike Dorrell and playwright Julie Jensen, culminating in masterclasses from Robert McKee (Story), Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men), David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Robin Swicord (Memoirs of a Geisha), Meg LeFauve (Pixar's Inside Out), Lee Aronsohn (The Big Bang Theory), Jack Epps, Jr. (Top Gun), Keith Gordon (Mother Night), Barry Schkolnick (Law & Order), and Jon Jory (Actors Theatre of Louisville), among others. His plays include IN THE PURSUIT OF SVETLA, HORST AND GRABEN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE UNFINISHED MAN, FITCH TODD, PERCOLATION THEORY, DEDEKIND, HORST AND GRABEN AT THE CHATEAU GODOT, EXECUTION AT PARADAIS ISLAND, CANDYCANE HURRICANE, DISPLACEMENT: A FISH IN WATER STORY, FAIR SHAKE, FUTURE PERFECT ("The Russian Play"), A COLD NIGHT FOR A DIVA, PURCHASE, THE CLERK, CHAMPAGNE FOR CHEKHOV, and AIA/SOLID 8, and his screenplays include THE LEAVING MAN, STEEN'S FOLLY, SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN, and QUANTUM DREAMS. He teaches at USC and Caltech, and privately mentors students in story, dramatic writing, and film music. More information is available at www.jeffreygold.com.

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