Spring Workshops

Puppetry Workshop: Ages 7 +

Saturdays 10am-2pm

May 6-27

Students will create full scale and small puppets during the course of this workshop. Students will learn crafting techniques as well as puppet performance techniques. The Puppets may be chosen to be featured in Weathervane’s production of Children of Eden!

Stage Combat 1: Hand to Hand Combat

Wednesdays 5-8pm

April 5-26

An intensive study on how to safely execute stage hand to hand combat; Taught by a Certified SAFD fight Director Jason Speicher. Students will learn safe fighting techniques, basic footwork, spacial awareness, how to pass and basic punches, slaps, blocks, shoves and grabs. This class will present their work at the end of their workshop to invited guests.

Stage Combat 2: Sword Fighting & Swash Buckling

Wednesdays 5-8pm

May 3-24

An intensive study on how to safely execute combat with weapons! Taught by a Certified SAFD fight Director Jason Speicher. Students will learn safe fighting techniques, basic footwork, spacial awareness, how to pass and basic slashes, blocks and choreography with weapons. This class will present their work in the Spotlight Showcase. Students must have taken Stage Combat 1 to be eligible.

Backstage Workshop: Costume Design/ Directing

Ages 12+

Costume Design: April 6-27: Thursdays,6-8pm
Directing: May 4-25 : Thursdays 6-8pm

This workshop style class will focus on producing the technical elements used in productions. Technical elements of theatrical productions are: costumes, props, lighting, sound, carpentry, stage management, directing, administration. This workshop helps prepare students for applications into our Summer Apprenticeship Program.

Acting for Commercials (4wks)

Ages 8-12

Fridays 5-7pm

April 7-28

Students will learn techniques involved in on camera acting, properly holding products, how to read copy, slate and more! Final product may include doing a real commercial!

Improv!: 4weeks

Ages 10-18

Saturdays 11am-1pm

April 8-29

Saturday Night Live meets Who’s Line is it Anyway in this fun and inventive class. Students will produce their own works through a combination of writing and improvisation games. This class may tour their production to area libraries, or school functions. Dates TBD.

Audition Workshops

Work your audition pieces, learn techniques and get rid of nerves in this fun informative workshop.
Ages 8-10: June 3 2-4pm
Ages 12+: April 29 2-4pm