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Staff Sessions

From casting to painting techniques, learn about a variety of theater topics from our amazing staff on Zoom starting Saturday, May 2. All workshops are Pay What You Choose and require no prior experience. Though these workshops are geared toward adults, all ages are welcome. Check out the full schedule and details below.

Let’s Get 3-D: Trompe L’Oeil Techniques

Date: Saturday, May 2 from 5:00-6:00pm

Description: Seattle Rep Paint Intern and brilliant visual artist, Gabrielle Duong will help participants explore the illusory art technique of trompe l’oeil, or “trick of the eye.” Participants will learn the basics of creating three-dimensional items on a two-dimensional surface using graphite or charcoal.

Ages: For ages 8 and up

Materials needed: Pencil or charcoal, paper, ruler, tissue or blending stub, eraser 

Workshop Size: Max 12 participants

Platform: Zoom (link available upon registration)

Newspaper Theater

Date: Tuesday, May 5 from 5:00-6:30pm

Description: In this workshop, we will go through the basic techniques of Augusto Boal’s Newspaper Theater, which is an element of Theatre of the Oppressed. The source of the theater can come from newspaper articles, books, or speeches, and prompts reflection on social issues by acting them out. Participants will get a sense of how the practice works, and be able to experiment with newspaper theater in groups. Part hands-on practice and part discussion, this 90-minute workshop serves as an introduction to newspaper theater, and will give participants the tools to create their own theater pieces. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of articles, some of which are related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Taught by Theater of the Oppressed practitioner and Seattle Rep’s Director of Arts Engagement, Nabra Nelson. 

Ages: For ages 15 and up

Materials Needed: None

Workshop Size: Max 40 participants 

Platform: Zoom (link available upon registration)

Casting at Regional Theaters

Date: Thursday, May 7 from 5:00-5:45pm

Description: In this 45-minute workshop, we will pull back the curtain on the casting process, and you'll learn how Seattle Rep compiles excellent casts in collaboration with directors. This interactive discussion will be led by Seattle Rep’s Director of Casting and New Play Development, Kaytlin McIntyre.

Ages: For ages 15 and up

Materials Needed: None 

Workshop Size: Max 25 participants

Platform: Zoom (link available upon registration)

Intro to Stage Management

Date: Monday, May 11 from 5:00-6:00pm

Description: From rehearsals to performances, it takes a lot to keep a show running. While directors and designers part ways once a show opens, stage managers stick around until the final curtain. But what is a stage manager, and what exactly do they do? Find out in this intro to stage management workshop, led by Stage Management Apprentices Anna Vraney and Madisen Crowley

Ages: For ages 13 and up

Materials Needed: None

Workshop Size: Max 10 participants

Platform: Zoom (link available upon registration)

Closet Cosplay

Date: Friday, May 15 from 5:00-5:30pm

Description: Have you ever loved a character so much that you just want to dress up like them? While our stages may be dark, you can still find a way to bring your favorite characters from Seattle Rep shows and beyond to life through Closet Cosplay! Led by Patron Experience Director and professional cosplayer, Claire Koleske. 

Ages: All ages welcome

Materials Needed: None

Workshop Size: No participant cap

Platform: Zoom (link available upon registration)