TWS’ SpringFest 2005
Spring is coming upon us once again, which means its time to enroll in The Western Stage’s annual spring festival of classes. No matter what your interest, whether it is acting, musical theatre, or developing your own performance, TWS’ SpringFest 2005 has a class to meet your needs in 2005.
For anyone whose ever been curious about how TWS builds its amazing sets and props, scene shop instructors David Parker and Chris Graham are lifting the veil on this and many other theatre mysteries in their Paints, Props, and Crafts class. In addition to preparing interested students acquire the skills they need to join TWS’ scene shop team next season or to bring technical expertise to their own Theater Arts Programs, the skills students learn in this class will also help them with a variety of home improvement projects.
For anyone who has ever wanted to sing outside the shower and in front of real people fully clothed, TWS’ Musical Theatre Workshops will have students tossing off their shower caps and singing under the spotlight in a safe and supportive environment. These three five week workshops will teach students the basics of singing, how to incorporate movement with song, to overcome their reluctance to perform in public, and will give them an orientation to TWS musical auditions.
TWS’ is also offering three five week acting workshops for both experienced and up-and-coming actors interested in learning about improvisation, developing their voice, using dialects, performing cold readings, and exploring classical styles. These workshops are designed to be flexible to meet the needs and interests of the class.
Community groups interested in using the expertise of TWS’ instructional staff and the studio space in the Hartnell College Performing Arts Building will be delighted to learn about the “Open Studio”. TWS in currently seeking proposals for small group projects to be developed in a classroom setting. Individuals or community groups will work with TWS instructors to develop and perform a performance in the studio theatre.
Finally, TWS is offering several core theatre courses that are transferable to university including Introduction to Theatre, Theatre Games for Acting, and Voice and Diction. All of these courses are essential for any future theatre artist. To find out how to register for classes or apply to use the “Open Theatre”, see TWS website (www.westernstage.org) or contact Melissa Chin Parker at either 755-6989 or email@example.com or contact Jeff McGrath at either 755-6988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.