Classes & Workshops

Classes taught by Artists Rep & Guest Artists

Our education programs focus on engaging and elevating our community by offering professional-level classes with our resident artists and guest artists. Artists Repertory Theatre is dedicated to working with artists from all backgrounds and disciplines to create a stronger, more equitable, and richer theatre experience in Portland.

For questions or further information, feel free to contact education@artistsrep.org or Education Director Karen Rathje at 503.972.3001

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

*NEW* Summer Teen Workshops!

Dramaturgy for the Audience with Luan Schooler and Dámaso Rodríguez

ACT NATURAL: Communication, Confidence, and the Play in Life with Jane Geesman and Sarah Lucht

PLEASE NOTE:

All classes will be held at the Zidell Office (3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239), unless otherwise noted!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Summer Teen Workshops!

Artists Rep is pleased to offer two five-day workshops for high school students this summer! Both courses will be taught by Resident Artists & theatre instructors, Michael Mendelson & Sarah Lucht, and will feature additional guest artists!

These courses are for those entering high school in the fall, current high school students, and those that just graduated with the Class of 2019. Students are welcome to enroll in one or both courses! There is a 10% discount when registering for both classes.

 


Audition Training

July 15 - 19
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Auditions are an integral part of any performer’s life and opportunities are everywhere – school plays, BFA programs, and professional productions. In this workshop, students will develop their audition skills with customized feedback and coaching that will polish their interpretation, characterization, presentation, and delivery. Whether you are searching for the right monologue or you want to improve a monologue you are currently using, instructors Lucht & Mendelson will teach essential techniques for embodying truthful and dynamic characters, ensuring confident and effective auditions.

LOCATION: The Zidell Office (3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239)

ENROLLMENT COST: $220

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org


Performance Fundamentals

July 22 - 26
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Drawing from various training techniques -- Meisner, Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, among others -- this course will incorporate text analysis, breath work, and physical/vocal life, in order to further train and elevate young theatre artists in scene work and monologues. Students will learn and apply the various techniques to the work, creating emotionally truthful, compelling performances, and deepening their knowledge of approaching character and story-telling.

LOCATION: The Zidell Office (3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239)

ENROLLMENT COST: $220

REGISTER HERE!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org


FALL CLASSES

Dramaturgy for the Audience with Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy Luan Schooler and Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez

 

 

   

Script Discussion

 

Tech Observation

 

Production Discussion

       
   

7:30pm - 9:00pm

 

7:30pm - 9:00pm

 

7:30pm - 9:00pm

       

1984

   

Aug 14

   

Sept 4

   

Sept 25

    $60   REGISTER HERE

La Ruta

 

Oct 9

 

Oct 30

 

Nov 20

  $60   REGISTER HERE

Prudencia Hart

 

Nov 6

 

Nov 27

 

Dec 18

  $60   REGISTER HERE

Indecent

 

Jan 15

 

Feb 16

 

Mar 4

  $60   REGISTER HERE

Tiger Lily

 

Apr 8

 

April 29

 

May 20

  $60   REGISTER HERE

FULL SERIES

   
  $250   REGISTER HERE

Become a theatre insider & learn what goes into making world-class theatre during Artist’s Rep’s groundbreaking 2019-20 season - ART on Tour!

Dramaturgy for the Audience is a behind-the-scenes peek at the process of making theatre!
Each mainstage production* will feature three classes: Script Discussion, Tech Observation, & Production Discussion and include a digital script of the corresponding production!

*Please Note: There will be NO classes for School Girls.

LOCATION:

Script Discussion & Production Discussion located at our Zidell offices (3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239)

Tech Observation located at the show's respective theatre.

ENROLLMENT COST:

Full Season Series
15 Class Sessions
      $250
Individual Productions
3 Class Sessions
  $60
Tech Observation ONLY
1 Class Session
  $15

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org


ACT NATURAL: Communication, Confidence, and the Play in Life with Jane Geeseman & Sarah Lucht

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September 21
10:00am - 5:00pm

In this unique, one-day workshop you will learn techniques taken from the actor’s toolkit, and apply them to the everyday business of living your life -- with confidence, clear communication, and authenticity. Using improvisation, script work, and an array of physical and vocal experiences, this process will stimulate your mind, body and spirit. In a safe and skillfully facilitated environment, you will experience fun and connection, learn powerful and practical take-aways, and connect with your authentic confidence and creative energy.

Jane and Sarah have collaborated as teachers, coaches and workshop facilitators for twenty years. They bring their practical experience as actors and directors to their workshops, as well as a unique mission to help individuals – whether in a personal, professional, or creative context – express themselves with authenticity and energy, and experience deep connection to the self and the world around them.

LOCATION: The Zidell Office (3121 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97239)

ENROLLMENT COST: $100

ENROLLMENT CAPACITY: 10

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

For more information, contact education@artistsrep.org