Theater Makers

Theatre Makers courses are designed for a range of artists with interests beyond acting. These classes include theoretical, practical and academic areas of investigation. Whether you are an actor who wants to expand your knowledge of the art, a director who wants to grow and learn new technology, or a writer who is interested in writing for specific voices, our current offerings have what you are looking for and will continue to grow.

How to Apply:
New applicants should first submit an online application at: https://ste-web.scansoftware.com/cafeweb/tapestry?page=online-classes. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule your entrance interview appointment.


July Courses Now Available:


PRODUCING IN THE THEATER
Instructor: John Gold Rubin
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Tuition: $160
Mondays, August 3rd – 24th, 2020 from 4pm-6pm EDT
Producing in the Theater is an introduction to the principals and common practises of theatrical business. The course is intended to endow theater artists with a better grasp of priorities through a deeper understanding of how business influences art in our world. Also the class hopes to introduce theater practitioners to the possibility and practicality of self producing. The course covers the distinction between commercial and not-for-profit theater, budgets, contracts, the equity tier system and unorthodox collaboration agreements used to codify the business practises in unconventional theatrical collaborations.


THEATER-MAKING IN THE DIGITAL AGE:
the Convergence of Technology and Live-Performance
Instructor: Matt Dickson
4 Weeks, 4 Classes
Tuition: $160
Wednesdays, August 5th – 26th, 2020 from 4pm-6pm EDT
This 4 week 2 hour per week workshop balances technology with creative problem solving. It is perfect for actors, directors, designers, producers and innovative thinkers. This would be a hands-on practicum. Participants would be paired up and assigned something performative. These pieces will be based on the students interests and predilections and might consist of anything from traditional scenes to movement pieces, technology-based design to musical performances. Round table discussion based on this work will range from embracing environmental limitations, the hybrid of theatre and film: how to achieve something on-screen that you can’t do onstage and vice-versa, can it remain inherently theatrical while being presented online?


OUR QUEER PAST, THEATRE, AND YOU w/ Abe Zapata Jr.
NEXT UPCOMING SESSION TBD
Tuition: $200
Over the course of four weeks students will write and develop a 5-10 minute play dealing with Queer History. From Stonewall and Mexico City’s “Dance of the 41”, to historical figures like Sylvia Rivera and James Baldwin, the workshop will introduce students to different moments from Queer history and learn to develop creative ideas for an original piece to be presented at the end of four weeks. Whether it’s a two to three person scene or a one person show, the untold stories from Queer history are endless. The workshop will hone in on the students personal writing style, whether it’s comedic, dramatic, or abstract,  and allow students to use Theater as a form of free artistic expression. At the very end, we will be having a Zoom reading of all the plays.


Please email Johnny Yoder at johnny@stellaadler.com with any questions or expressions of interest.