Classes and Workshops
Are you interested in getting involved at Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, but aren't sure where to start? Want to try something new? Check out our workshops! Periodically, we offer workshops on subjects from auditioning to acting to stagecraft and beyond.
UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
All workshops take place from 1:00-4:00 PM in the A2CT Studio, unless otherwise noted.
Junior Theatre workshops are for those in grades 4-12,
while regular workshops are for those 16 years and older, unless otherwise noted.
The cost for a single workshop is $25.
Current A2CT members at the basic level and above get one free workshop per season:
to use your free workshop, you must call the office to register. Free passes are available once the minimum registration for a session is met.
TO REGISTER: CLICK ON THE LINK IN THE WORKSHOP POSTING, AND FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A LINK TO
PROVIDE PAYMENT. YOU MUST PAY TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION. UNPAID REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT CONFIRMED, AND UNPAID REGISTRANTS WILL
NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY VIA THE LINK, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 734-971-2228.
THE PLAY'S THE THING: Storytelling for Theater
Instructor: Toby Tieger
Monday, January 14 | 7:00-10:00 PM
Storytelling for Theater will give attendees a brief overview of some of the basic principles of telling engaging theatrical stories. Topics covered will include dramatic conflict, character faults and tactics, specificity, stakes, dialogue, and theatricality. Attendees will then have a chance to ‘break’ a few new stories together. This workshop is intended for novice, beginner, and intermediate writers.
Storytelling for Theater is led by Toby Tieger, an Ann Arbor playwright who has written various plays over the last decade. His ten-minute play Dignity was featured as part of the 2018 Detroit Fringe Festival.
STAGE MANAGING: What is the Job and How Do You Do It?
Instructor: Brice O'Neal
Saturday, January 19 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Stage Managing: What is the Job and How Do You Do It? will offer an overview basics of stage managing, introducing the different ways that productions use stage managers, and will provide the nuts and bolts of how to build a prompt book and call a show. Those attending should bring a lunch. The workshop is led by Brice O'Neal, experienced technical director.
STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN: Tips on Stage Sound and Lighting
Instructor: Brice O'Neal + Guest Instructors
Saturday, January 26 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The morning session of Stop, Look, and Listen will cover aspects of sound editing for theater, creating sound effects, how to use a sound board, microphones for theater. Those attending will get hands-on practice mixing and running a sound board, will learn how to properly mic an actor and set-up microphones, and will create and run a sound plot. The afternoon session will cover lighting design and theatrical lighting practice. Topics covered will include how to run a light board, basic terminology, practice, hanging, and cabling, as well as lighting equipment, those attending will create and run a light show. There will be a break for lunch between sessions, and attendees should plan to bring a lunch or go to one of several nearby restaurants. Stop, Look, and Listen is led by Brice O'Neal, with assistance from local theatrical sound experts.