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Workshop Descriptions

Putting Together an Audition Book
June 25 at 2 p.m. / June 26 at 2 p.m. in the Board Room
Teaching Artist: Trista Duvall
A successful actor needs to know how to nail the audition process, and when it comes to General Calls, a top factor to make or break it is the choice in audition pieces. One of the tools professionals use is an audition notebook – a book of song and monologue cuts, tailored to the actor, that can be put together to achieve the perfect balance for whatever you're aiming for. Learn how to create your own audition notebook—or get your current notebook fine tuned—so you can be prepared for any audition, any time, while showcasing what is uniquely YOU as an artist.

Comedic Improv
June 25 at 3 p.m. / June 26 at 12:45 p.m. in the Board Room
Teaching Artist: Salvatore Frattallone
In this workshop, Professional Improviser, Sal Frattallone, will teach you how to create comedic scenes and stories with no script! All it takes is a one word suggestion and the hilarity ensues! No preparation needed, just show up ready to have fun and improvise.

Improv for Wellness
June 25 at 5:30 p.m. / June 26 at 1:45 p.m. in the Spirits Lounge
Teaching Artist: Teague M. Parker
Learn to unleash your creativity, cultivate self-worth, and embrace your inner artistry all while learning the tenets of Improv! Led by Teague M. Parker of Come Up Productions, this beginner friendly workshop combines established wellness practices, Improvisation, and theater techniques to help students learn the tools for self-empowerment across mind, body, and spirit both on and off the stage. Whether you're a dancer, singer, actor, painter, technician, or just curious about learning to commit to your impulses, this is the perfect space to learn an accessible approach to Improv that can be applied to all aspects of life. *No performing required / No Performance or Improv experience necessary.

Acting With Emotion
June 25 at 1:45 p.m. / June 26 6 p.m. in the Ballinger Room
Teaching Artist: Deanna Martinez
Practice applying healthy Social-Emotional Learning techniques to your acting, in order to produce authentic responses onstage. As an actor, director, and coach, Deanna Martinez is committed to trauma-free acting. Her students have appeared onstage at Seattle Rep, Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Opera, Village, and The 5th Avenue Theatre, as well as various colleges and universities. Her students have also performed in film, commercials, and television, in addition to theaters in other cities, including New York. This workshop requires no experience – just an openness and willingness to try!

June 25 at 12 p.m. in the Spirits Lounge
Teaching Artist: Shana Bestock
Directing is all about skills you’ll need in any professional setting, no matter what field you are in. How do you conceptualize a text? Create a world? Even if you’ve never thought about directing, this class is a great way to deepen your artistic voice and creative potential. How do you get the actor to do their best work - and go to the place you want them to go? Explore how to identify and interpret theme, create a world, and communicate with your artistic team. What is the story that you need to tell?

June 26 at 12 p.m. in the Spirits Lounge
Teaching Artist: Donovan Olsen
Learn all about collective collaboration in this workshop where you will practice creating original work as a group. Participate in a guided movement session to understand the components of Devising. Then, practice an open movement exploration based on prompts that would include music, images, and/or spoken text. Finally, learn to apply Devising to your own theater-making.

Creative Collab
June 25 at 5:30 p.m. / June 26 at 1 p.m. in the Ballinger Room
Teaching Artist: Allyson Lee Brown
Art is collaborative, diverse, resilient, and brave. In this workshop, we will be focusing on using our gifts of creativity to amplify our words, lift our voices, and shape-shift our bodies to craft a brilliant piece. Melding song, dance, visual arts, acting, and spoken word, we will strive to create a collaborative work of art for all to experience and enjoy.

Free Headshot Session
June 25 at 12 p.m. / June 26 at 12 p.m. in the Ballinger Room

Photographer: Shalonia Wonch
At an audition, your headshot is often your first impression with the directors, as well as the last thing you leave behind. Make that impression a good one, with a brand new headshot. A professional photo session can be hundreds of dollars or more – here is a chance to get one for FREE!

Theater Professionals Panel
June 26 at 3:15 p.m. in the Leo K. Theater
Moderator: Inji Kamel
Join local hyphenate theater professionals as they discuss what they do, how they got here, and what they would recommend for others who might be interested in similar work. This panel includes arts administrators with full time, benefitted jobs, gig workers, performers, stage managers, producers, directors, designers, writers, etc. If we don’t have it, we can probably speak about it. Bring your curiosity and your questions!

Movement and Dance
June 25 at 3 p.m. / June 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Spirits Lounge
Teaching Artist: Rylie Latham
Seattle-based choreographer, actor, and director Rylie Latham offers two days of movement. Day 1 will cover Laban Technique basics, as well as injury-prevention. Day 2 will include audition strategies and an opportunity to learn a dance combination to a Broadway fave. Attend one day or both!


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