Summer Theatre Workshops

for Ages 4 - 17

WE LOVE SUMMER!

We're headed OUT OF THE BOX with our Summer Theatre Workshops! While we are unable to gather together as we have in the past we are planning an AWESOME Summer of opportunities for kids to get creative and theatrical with us!

GET ALL THE INFO YOU NEED ABOUT 2020 WORKSHOPS
Watch this video from Stages Theatre's Education Director Megan Collins.
 
 
 
There are lots of exciting changes below! Please refer to the registration section of each age group for instructions for CURRENT and NEW students.

CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS: MAY 31, 2020
Space is limited!
 

WORKSHOP DIRECTORY

QUESTIONS?

For questions about Workshop Curriculum contact
Megan Collins via phone: 952-979-1117 or
For questions about Tuition Assistance contact
Matt Ouren via phone: 952-979-1112 or

AGES 4 - 6 YEAR OLDS

Discover your actor tool box through creative play. Use your body, voice and imagination to tell a story!

Tuition: $125

per student, per session

What to expect from our new Summer Theatre Workshops: Out of the Box


Watch this video to learn more! (Ages 4-6 Workshops)

 
 
 
All your favorites classes are here!
All your favorite class titles are the same but some dates and times have been adjusted.
We'll be utilizing our website to share exclusive video content for these classes. Internet access is required. The rest is "in the box".

When is my new workshop?
All CURRENT students have been transferred into the section of Out of the Box with the SAME THEME. The dates are listed below. You will receive an email confirming ALL the details about your NEW workshop prior to the start date.

STW: Out of the Box (Ages 4-6) will be offered in two week increments.
This format is designed to be FLEXIBLE, and fit your family’s unique summer schedule.

Want to follow our 5-Day “typical” Summer Theatre Workshop format? Perfect!
Jump right in and work through it day to day for 5 days.

Need a break from screens to go outside? No problem!
Put your workshop back in the box for the day and come back when it’s a better day to be inside.

We will provide a recommended order in which to watch video content that will best engage your young person! Whether it’s 5 days straight, or a 2-week adventure.

We DO want to see your student this summer!
Let's celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as safely as possible.
Each Workshop Participant and their family will be invited to special IN-PERSON social distancing events such as a socially distanced end-of-workshop celebration and outdoor sing-and-dance-alongs.
 


Workshop Titles & Dates for 4 - 6 YEAR OLDS


A Really Royal Rumpus


Our favorite royals are throwing a party this summer and you’re invited! Join Elsa and Anna, Belle, Moana, Aladdin, Simba, Mulan, and their royal friends, Olaf, Maui, Hei Hei and many more! They have made a royal decree: Come join a Stages Teaching Artist and celebrate our favorite nobility this summer.
June 15-26
Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

Farmyard Friendship


Friendship can come in all shapes and forms; we want to help our young actors make new friends through wonderful stories of companionship. We’ll take a trip to the farm to visit some of our favorite friends in Little Blue Truck, Click Clack Moo, Peppa Pig, Otis, and The Ugly Duckling to tell a new story that every pair of pals will approve.
August 10-21
Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

Unicorn Universe & Other Enchanted Worlds


Magical and sparkling, unicorns are incredibly beloved by our young actors (and by our Teaching Artists too). Inspired by Not Quite Narwhal, How to Catch a Unicorn and Not Your Typical Dragon we’ll make our way through enchanted lands finding dragons, trolls, butterflies, mermaids, fairies and much more along the way!
July 13-24
Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

BIG IDEAS!


What do you do with YOUR big ideas? We want to find out! Some of our favorite stories are all about celebrating who we are and recognizing differences as strengths. Happy Dreamer, The Day You Begin and What Do You Do With an Idea? will be some of our starting points for creative invention. Your little ones will have a blast acting out their unique awesomeness onstage!
June 29-July 10
Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

Funny Furry Tales


Animals are up to the craziest things lately and we want to join them. Paw Patrol, Elephant & Piggie, Grumpy Monkey, Pete the Cat and The Wonky Donkey all have something in common: we are hanging out with them this summer! Let’s get goofy with our favorite furry animals friends! Join us!
July 27-August 7
Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
(Ages 4-6)
A Book
5 Sensory Props
Crayons, Crafts, and Coloring Activities
Outside & Off Screen Activities
Snack Suggestions
Invitations to Social Distanced Costume Parades & Sing-A-Longs!
Secure Links to Pre-Recorded Video Content including Wiggle Warm Ups, Songs, Dances, and Performances Videos!
One child’s ticket to an upcoming Stages Theatre Company production.

CAN'T QUITE PICTURE IT?
WATCH a video of one of our current students unpacking her SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP in a BOX for the first time!


 
REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR AGES 4-6

  • If your student is CURRENTLY enrolled in a workshop, you will be automatically enrolled into STW: Out of the Box for the theme you’re signed up for and notified of the new dates for your Workshop, if applicable.

  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO SWITCH TO A NEW THEME OR WEEK click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX THEME, and utilize our Additional Workshop Discount click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX, please send an email via the button below, letting us know if you’d like to…
  • 1) Convert the cost of your Summer Theatre Workshop registration to a donation to support Stages Theatre Company and help us navigate this difficult time.
    2) Receive a Stages Coupon to enjoy a future class, workshop or performance at Stages Theatre Company.
    3) Receive a refund.

    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111
    Temporary Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon to 4:00 pm

    NEW CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS: MAY 31, 2020
    In order for us to plan accordingly for the best summer ever, please confirm as soon as possible, before May 31, 2020.
     

    TEACHING ARTIST FOR AGES 4-6

     
    Megan Collins
    (Ages 4-6)
    Megan has been teaching Tiny, Little and Rising Stars, Pre-School Play-A-Day, and K Stage at Stages for the past two years!Megan's biggest and best idea for this summer would be to build a farmyard full of unicorns, dragons and furry friends to play with this Summer!
     
    Matt Ouren
    (Ages 4-6)
    Matt has been teaching Tiny, Little and Rising Stars, Pre-School Play-A-Day, and K Stage at Stages for the past two years! Matt's ideal Royal Rumpus would be a Breakfast Tea Party complete with pancakes and bacon. His favorite furry friend is a fox.

    GRADES 1-3

    Work together to create and perform an original story using your actor tools!

    Tuition: $150

    per student, per session

    What to expect from our new Summer Theatre Workshops: Out of the Box


    Watch this video to learn more! (Grades 1-3 Workshops)

     
     
     
    All your favorites classes are here!
    All your favorite class titles are the same but some dates and times have been adjusted.
    We'll be utilizing our website to share exclusive video content for these classes. Internet access is required. The rest is "in the box".

    When is my new workshop?
    All CURRENT students have been transferred into the section of Out of the Box with the SAME THEME. The dates are listed below. You will receive an email confirming ALL the details about your NEW workshop prior to the start date.

    STW: Out of the Box (Grades 1-3) will be offered in two week increments.
    This format is designed to be FLEXIBLE, and fit your family’s unique summer schedule.

    Want to follow our 5-Day “typical” Summer Theatre Workshop format? Perfect!
    Jump right in and work through it day to day for 5 days.

    Need a break from screens to go outside? No problem!
    Put your workshop back in the box for the day and come back when it’s a better day to be inside.

    We will provide a recommended order in which to watch video content that will best engage your young person! Whether it’s 5 days straight, or a 2-week adventure.

    We DO want to see your student this summer!
    Let's celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as safely as possible.
    Each Workshop Participant and their family will be invited to special IN-PERSON social distancing events such as a socially distanced end-of-workshop celebration and outdoor sing-and-dance-alongs.
     


    Workshop Titles & Dates for Grades 1-3


    Broadway Bop (sing and dance)


    Want to perform like the next big Broadway star? We are going to give our young actors the confidence to take the stage! In this workshop, we will develop our “star-power” singing and dancing to our favorite musicals like Aladdin, Anastasia, Frozen, and Matilda. Your young actors will learn songs and choreography and create a story inspired by their favorite Broadway shows!
    July 6-17
    Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

    Descendants Disney Dreams (sing and dance)


    With the final journey to Auradon done, it’s time for us to keep adding to the legend. We’ll develop our singing & dancing skills while chillin’ like villains as we create a new story featuring the next generation of Descendants! Which Disney favorites will join the story next?
    July 20-31
    Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

    Radio Rock Out (sing and dance)


    We love singing & dancing along to the radio, how about you? We are taking it a step further by adding a story to our favorite radio hits. Can’t stop bopping to “High Hopes”, “A Million Dreams”, “ME!” and “Old Town Road”? Join Stages Theatre Company Teaching Artists and adapt [age appropriate] songs from popular musicians as we create original musical stories for the stage!
    JUNE 22-JULY 2
    Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

    Pokémon Party (acting)


    Gotta Catch ‘em All! People have been following the amazing world of Pokémon for decades. They visit exotic destinations, meet interesting new people and have exciting adventures. Join us on the adventure and, along the way, learn about teamwork, compassion, friendship, and fair play as our actors discover what it takes to be a Pokémon Master.
    August 3-14
    Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!

    Superheroes, Assemble! (acting)


    Superheroes save the world, but some of our favorites create some serious chaos before saving the day. To name a few: Princess in Black, Captain Underpants, Batgirl, Dog Man and Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot. We’ll combine first-person narratives to make plays of real-life adventure, dramatic disaster and zany comedy, all before saving the day!
    July 6-17
    Special event dates will be included in Welcome Packet!
    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
    (Grades 1-3)
    Stages Swag
    Scripts & Sheet Music, and a Pencil
    Craft Activity
    Outside & Off Screen Activities
    Snack Suggestions
    Invitations to In-Person Socially Distanced Celebrations
    Secure Links to Pre-Recorded Video Content & FilpGrid Share Space

     
    REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR GRADES 1-3

  • If your student is CURRENTLY enrolled in a workshop, you will be automatically enrolled into STW: Out of the Box for the theme you’re signed up for and notified of the new dates for your Workshop, if applicable. You will also be AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED for the change in Tuition.

  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO SWITCH TO A NEW THEME OR WEEK click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX THEME, and utilize our Additional Workshop Discount click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX, please send an email via the button below, letting us know if you’d like to…
  • 1) Convert the cost of your Summer Theatre Workshop registration to a donation to support Stages Theatre Company and help us navigate this difficult time.
    2) Receive a Stages Coupon to enjoy a future class, workshop or performance at Stages Theatre Company.
    3) Receive a refund.

    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111
    Temporary Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon to 4:00 pm

    NEW CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS: MAY 31, 2020
    In order for us to plan accordingly for the best summer ever, please confirm as soon as possible, before May 31, 2020.
     

    TEACHING ARTIST FOR GRADES 1-3

     
    Megan Collins
    (Grades 1-3)
    Megan serves as Stages's Education Director and first attended Summer Theatre Workshop as a student when she was in Grades 1-3! A Broadway fanatic, Megan loves listening to Frozen and Matilda, but has become a recent fan of Queen of Mean. While she'd love to have purple hair like Mal, she'd also really enjoy being a chemistry wiz like Evie!
     
    Matt Ouren
    (Grades 1-3)
    Matt has been teaching with Stages Theatre Company for 7 years, and can frequently be seen onstage as well. Matt's favorite Pokémon is Eevee, Articuno, or Ninetales, and he's been a proud Pokémon collector since he was in Grades 1-3. He is unwilling to commit to Marvel or DC, as he enjoys both Batman and Spiderman. When he's not teaching, he can frequently be found rocking out to High Hopes, and other greatest hits.

    GRADES 4-6

    Develop performance confidence as you create characters and scenes as an ensemble.

    Tuition: $190

    per student, per session

    What to expect from our new Summer Theatre Workshops: Out of the Box


    Watch this video to learn more! (Grades 4-6 Workshops)

     
     
     
    All your favorites classes are here!
    All your favorite class titles are the same but some dates and times have been adjusted.
    Internet access is required. The rest is "in the box".

    STW: Out of the Box (Grades 4-6) is designed to be flexible!
    A flexible format to fit your family’s unique summer schedule, while still providing your student with a supported education experience. 

    A meaningful experience!
    We recognize that theatre is meant to be created in-person, but while that is not an option, we are committed to giving your student the most meaningful experience possible. 

    An Alternate End of the Week Showcase to Share Near & Far!
    While an in-person end of the week showcase will not be a possibility, we will be working towards the culmination of a live virtual presentation that will be made accessible to family and friends, near and far and will still give your student the opportunity to perform!  

    We DO want to see your student this summer!
    Let's celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as safely as possible.
    Each Workshop Participant and their family will be invited to special IN-PERSON social distancing events, including socially distanced block parties and art slams.
     


    Workshop Titles & Dates for Grades 4-6


    Hidden within Hogwarts (acting)


    There is a mystery hidden within the walls of Hogwarts...and we have to solve it or face the Dark Arts taking over our school! With the release of the Harry Potter Illustrated series, it’s time to dig into the magical world with more gusto than ever. Combining our acting skills with the legends of this blockbuster franchise, your developing actor will choose a path to explore adventure, intrigue, and the origin stories of this beloved world.
    June 22-26 - WAIT LIST
    July 20-24 - WAIT LIST
    August 3-7 - WAIT LIST
    Reliable Internet Access is Required.

    The Rise of the Heroes (acting)


    Notice how kids seem to be saving the world in an awful lot of shows and books lately? Inspired by the best-selling series, The Last Kids on Earth, and the final chapter in the Star Wars Saga, The Rise of Skywalker, we are going to create the perfect workshop for anyone who’s ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book, video game, or epic adventure. Gear up and help us save the world this summer!
    July 13-17
    July 27-31
    Reliable Internet Access is Required.

    On Broadway (sing and dance)


    The shows that light up Broadway are at the center of this workshop, putting your actor right in the heart of NYC this summer. Newsies, Shrek, Beetlejuice, Waitress, The Lion King and more will come to life on our stage. With a strong focus on developing triple threats (singing, dancing, acting), we are going to bring (appropriate) musical numbers and scenes straight from New York City to Stages!
    July 13-17 - WAIT LIST
    July 27-31
    Reliable Internet Access is Required.

    Playlist Pandemonium (sing and dance)


    Your most epic playlist is about to come to life, as we dive into Spotify and hone our skills in performing with stage presence and musicianship. If you love singing, want to expand your song collection, and connect choreography to those smash hits, then this is the week for you. Creating and perfecting a playlist is an awesome way to bring new meaning and style to music. Are you ready to get creative and go for it?
    June 22-26 - WAIT LIST
    July 6-10 - WAIT LIST
    July 20-24 - WAIT LIST
    Reliable Internet Access is Required.
    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
    (Grades 4-6)
    Stages Swag
    Scripts & Sheet Music, and a Pencil
    Craft Activity
    Outside & Off Screen Activities
    Invitations to In-Person Socially Distanced Celebrations & Art Slams
    2.5 hours per day in our ZOOM Classroom - Zoom Time will be split into multiple sessions throughout the day, we'll spend no longer than 45 minutes, consecutively, on Zoom
    2.5 Hours of Off Screen (Guided) Work Time
    .5 Hours in our FlipGrid Classroom
    Live, Virtual, End of the Week Performance

     
    REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR GRADES 4-6

  • If your student is CURRENTLY enrolled in a workshop, you will be automatically enrolled into STW: Out of the Box for the theme you’re signed up for and notified of the new dates for your Workshop, if applicable. You will also be AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED for the change in Tuition.

  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO SWITCH TO A NEW THEME OR WEEK click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX THEME, and utilize our Additional Workshop Discount click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX, please send an email via the button below, letting us know if you’d like to…
  • 1) Convert the cost of your Summer Theatre Workshop registration to a donation to support Stages Theatre Company and help us navigate this difficult time.
    2) Receive a Stages Coupon to enjoy a future class, workshop or performance at Stages Theatre Company.
    3) Receive a refund.

    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111
    Temporary Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon to 4:00 pm

    NEW CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS: MAY 31, 2020
    In order for us to plan accordingly for the best summer ever, please confirm as soon as possible, before May 31, 2020.
     

    TEACHING ARTIST FOR GRADES 4-6

     
    Jeannine Coulombe
    (Grades 4-6)
    Acting Teaching Artist, Playwright, Director - Jeannine has been a teaching artist with Stages Theatre Company since 2002 and on staff since 2008. She has taught acting, creative dramatics and playwriting for ages 3 through 83 for over 20 years. She serves as Stages Conservatory Director and the Manager of New Plays. She is also a playwright and director and an avid reader of books of all kinds! She loves to tell stories, listen to stories and play with stories. She is also a confirmed Potterhead (Ravenclaw, for sure!)
     
    Laura Mahler
    (Grades 4-6)
    Singing + Dancing & Acting Teaching Artist, Director, Choreographer- Laura started with Stages Theatre Company long ago as an 8 year old actor. She grew up taking all of the classes and conservatory programs and eventually used her training to graduate from The Goodman School of Drama- Depaul's Theatre Conservatory program in Chicago. For the past 10 years, she has been back in MN working for Stages as an Education Associate, teaching Middle School Drama at The FAIR School, Crystal. She also choreographs productions for the mainstage, directs after school shows and has taught in the Conservatory program and teaches hip hop dance with ESCALATE DANCE. When she is not teaching, you may remember seeing her onstage as MRS GLOOP in last summer's WILLY WONKA! She also loves to Roller Skate and plays Roller Derby with MINNESOTA ROLLER DERBY! Don't Hate - Roller Skate.
     
    Trudy Monette
    (Grades 4-6)
    Singing + Dancing & Acting Teaching Artist, Choreographer, Director - Trudy is proud to be an Education Associate with Stages Theatre. Starting as a teaching artist, she has been with the Company since 2003. She taught the Arts & Literacy program to kindergarteners throughout Hopkins School District for 9 years and currently teaches it to students in grades K through 4 at Fair Pilgrim Lane Elementary in Robbinsdale. Trudy has taught acting and dance; performed in and choreographed shows for over 20 years in 3 different states.
     
    Matt Ouren
    (Grades 4-6)
    Singing + Dancing Teaching Artist, Composer, Actor - Bio Coming Soon!
     
    André Samples
    (Grades 4-6)
    Acting Teaching Artist, Director, Devisor- Bio Coming Soon!

    GRADES 7-12

    Deepen your skill set and focus your training with like-minded performers.

    Tuition: $190

    per student, per session

    What to expect from our new Summer Theatre Workshops: Out of the Box


    Watch this video to learn more! (Grades 7-12 Workshops)

     
     
     
    All your favorites classes are here!
    All your favorite class titles are the same but some dates and times have been adjusted.
    Internet access is required. The rest is "in the box".

    STW: Out of the Box (Grades 7-12) is designed to be flexible!
    A flexible format to fit your family’s unique summer schedule, while still providing your student with a supported education experience. 

    A meaningful experience!
    We recognize that theatre is meant to be created in-person, but while that is not an option, we are committed to giving your student the most meaningful experience possible. 

    An Alternate End of the Week Showcase to Share Near & Far!
    While an in-person end of the week showcase will not be a possibility, we will be working towards the culmination of a live virtual presentation that will be made accessible to family and friends, near and far and will still give your student the opportunity to perform!  

    We DO want to see your student this summer!
    Let's celebrate all that we’ve accomplished as safely as possible.
    Each Workshop Participant and their family will be invited to special IN-PERSON social distancing events, including socially distanced block parties and art slams.
     


    Workshop Titles & Dates for Grades 7-12


    Musical Theatre: Contemporary Broadway Squads


    Where do you belong…on Broadway right now? From Queens to mathletes, and even ghosts, we’re joining the Mean Girls, Beetlejuice, Six and The Prom squads this summer to hone your triple threat skills (singing, dancing and acting). Using (appropriate) material from these musicals and led by top Twin Cities professionals, this fast-paced, rigorous, and oh so fetch workshop will push your musical theatre performance to the next level.
    July 13-17 (9:00AM-3:30PM) - WAITLIST
    Reliable Internet Access is Required.

    What’s Your Story? Genre Mash-up


    What stories catch your attention? Comedy? Realistic drama? Horror? Mystery? Fantasy? Sci-Fi? Or is it a mash-up of all of the above? This summer, we are diving into the genres that most excite us and the stories we want to tell. Led by students’ interests and inspirations, we will create brand-new plays guided by Stages Teaching Artists. We will work throughout the week in small group ensembles to write, act, design and perform world premiere productions for our audience.
    July 20-24 (9:00AM-3:30PM)
    Reliable Internet Access is Required.

    TikTok Theatre -


    This Camp has been canceled. Participants have been contacted.
    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
    (Grades 7-12)
    Stages Swag
    Scripts & Sheet Music, and a Pencil
    Outside & Off Screen Activities
    Invitations to In-Person Socially Distanced Celebrations & Art Slams
    3 hours per day in our ZOOM Classroom - Zoom Time will be split into multiple sessions throughout the day, we'll spend no longer than 45 minutes, consecutively, on Zoom
    2.5 Hours of Off Screen (Guided) Work Time
    Live, Virtual, End of the Week Performance

     
     
    REGISTRATION OPTIONS FOR GRADES 7-12

  • If your student is CURRENTLY enrolled in a workshop, you will be automatically enrolled into STW: Out of the Box for the theme you’re signed up for and notified of the new dates for your Workshop, if applicable. You will also be AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED for the change in Tuition.

  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO SWITCH TO A NEW THEME OR WEEK click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOUR STUDENT IS CURRENTLY ENROLLED AND YOU’D LIKE TO ADD AN ADDITIONAL SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX THEME, and utilize our Additional Workshop Discount click the email or call buttons below
  • IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP: OUT OF THE BOX, please send an email via the button below, letting us know if you’d like to…
  • 1) Convert the cost of your Summer Theatre Workshop registration to a donation to support Stages Theatre Company and help us navigate this difficult time.
    2) Receive a Stages Coupon to enjoy a future class, workshop or performance at Stages Theatre Company.
    3) Receive a refund.

    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111
    Temporary Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon to 4:00 pm

    NEW CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS: MAY 31, 2020
    In order for us to plan accordingly for the best summer ever, please confirm as soon as possible, before May 31, 2020.
     

    TEACHING ARTIST FOR GRADES 7-12

     
    Jeannine Coulombe
    (Grades 7-12)
    Acting Teaching Artist, Playwright, Director - Jeannine has been a teaching artist with Stages Theatre Company since 2002 and on staff since 2008. She has taught acting, creative dramatics and playwriting for ages 3 through 83 for over 20 years. She serves as Stages Conservatory Director and the Manager of New Plays. She is also a playwright and director and an avid reader of books of all kinds! She loves to tell stories, listen to stories and play with stories. She is also a confirmed Potterhead (Ravenclaw, for sure!)
     
    Laura Mahler
    (Grades 7-12)
    Singing + Dancing & Acting Teaching Artist, Director, Choreographer- Laura started with Stages Theatre Company long ago as an 8 year old actor. She grew up taking all of the classes and conservatory programs and eventually used her training to graduate from The Goodman School of Drama- Depaul's Theatre Conservatory program in Chicago. For the past 10 years, she has been back in MN working for Stages as an Education Associate, teaching Middle School Drama at The FAIR School, Crystal. She also choreographs productions for the mainstage, directs after school shows and has taught in the Conservatory program and teaches hip hop dance with ESCALATE DANCE. When she is not teaching, you may remember seeing her onstage as MRS GLOOP in last summer's WILLY WONKA! She also loves to Roller Skate and plays Roller Derby with MINNESOTA ROLLER DERBY! Don't Hate - Roller Skate.
     
    André Samples
    (Grades 7-12)
    Acting Teaching Artist, Director, Devisor- Bio Coming Soon!

    CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10-17)

    CAST will be happening this Summer! More information coming soon!

    Tuition: $300

    per student, per session

    QUESTIONS?

    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111
    Temporary Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, Noon to 4:00 pm
    The CAST (Creative, Accepting, Sensory-Friendly Theatre) Program for youth with Autism, or other Sensory sensitivities, is taking over the stage again this summer! Directed by CAST Lead Teacher and professional Theatre Artist, Peter Morrow, and assisted by a team of AuSM-trained Teaching Artists, CAST students will work together to create a fully realized production. Students will design sets, costumes, puppets and projections, and rehearse their parts for 3-weeks, with the class culminating in a performance for family & friends!

    TEACHING ARTIST FOR C.A.S.T.

     
    Peter Morrow
    (C.A.S.T.)
    Peter Morrow has worked as a composer, sound designer and teaching artist for the last eleven years. He moved to the Twin Cities from Dublin, Ireland in August 2012 where he worked as a music teacher in a school for students with autism for 5 1/2 years. He currently works with several theatres for young audiences in the Twin Cities area as a teaching artist. Since moving to Minnesota he has worked with companies, theaters and artists including New Native Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Theatre Latte Da, Swandive Theatre, Workhaus Collective, Artistry, Interact, Pillsbury House, Pangea World Theatre,Ifrah Mansour, zAmya, Macalaster College, Hiponymous, Red Eye Theatre, The Playwright Centre and The Guthrie Theatre. He also works as a tutor for students with autism and as a PCA. At Stages Theatre Company, Peter has been working with the CAST Program for five years and has been part of developing the curriculum which is noted on many national platforms. For the summer CAST session, Peter also serves as designer and mentor for ASD youth who are serving as interns. He also works as a composer and designer for Stages. Favorite shows here include the sound design for The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Velveteen Rabbit.

    NEXT STAGE:

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr. (Ages 10-15)


    This workshop has been cancelled. Participants have been contacted.


    Stages + The Works Museum

    (Ages 6-8 & 9-11)

    It was so much fun to partner with The Works Museum last summer, that we decided to add a second week of workshops!

    Spend half of each day with Works Museum Educators exploring science and engineering, and the other half of the day immersed in theatre activities with Stages Teaching Artists. Celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math this summer with Stages Theatre Company + The Works Museum.

    Tuition: $330

    General

    Tuition: $297

    For Member of The Works or Stages Season Subscribers
    The Works Registration
    Register via the links below. The Works Museum offers extended care and Friday Funday add-ons to make a 5-Day experience. Please note, when registering for our workshops at The Works Museum, you will be redirected to The Works website.

    WORKSHOP LOCATION

    The Works Museum -9740 Grand Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420

    S.T.E.A.M. Dreams (Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-11)


    Using our actor toolbox, and our engineering skills, we will explore stories, experiments and more using the tales of some of our favorite STEAM centered characters as a jumping off point. We have a lot to learn from some of our fictional favorites: in Rosie Revere, Engineer, The Most Magnificent Thing, The Dot and Ish! Join us as we learn, create and play this summer!
    Informal Sharing of Skills on Thursday, July 23rd at 3:30pm
    Please note, when registering for our workshops at The Works Museum, you will be redirected to The Works website.

    The Magic & Mystery Show (Ages 6-8 & Ages 9-11)

    Explore the science behind classic magic tricks and illusions, practice the fine art of distraction and re-create the engineering it took to pull off the most impressive of acts. However, since a magician is nothing without strong performance skills, we’ll create, solve, and perform a dramatic mystery filled with zany characters!
    Informal Sharing of Skills on Thursday, August 20th at 3:30pm
    Please note, when registering for our workshops at The Works Museum, you will be redirected to The Works website.
     

    REGISTRATION

    TUITION AND FEES

     
     

    TUITION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

    Through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs, such as our Winter and Summer Theatre workshops, Creative Play Academy and Acting Conservatory.
    For questions about Tuition Assistance contact
    Matt Ouren via phone: 952-979-1112 or
    Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.
     

    POLICIES

    Emergency Contact & Permissions Form


    If registering online, the Emergency Contact Form will be completed at the time of registration, prior to payment. If you are registering over the phone with the Box Office, you will complete this form verbally over the phone. If at any time you wish to change or update this form, call or email our Box Office (952) 979-1111 option 4, or tickets@stagestheatre.org

    Tuition Assistance


    Tuition Assistance is available through our Open Door Program. Tuition Assistance applications are available on our website.
    For more information and to access an application please visit: www.stagestheatre.org/accessibility, or contact Education Registrar at 952-979-1112 or by email at mouren@stagestheatre.org.

    Cancellations & Refunds


    In order for us to plan accordingly for the best summer ever, please confirm as soon as possible, before May 31, 2020.
    NEW CANCELLATION DEADLINE IS: MAY 31, 2020

    Contact Us


    For questions about Workshop Curriculum and In-Class Experience, contact Megan Collins, mcollins@stagestheatre.org, (952) 979-1117; for questions about Registration, Friend Placement and Tuition Assistance contact Matt Ouren, mouren@stagestheatre.org, (952) 979-1112.