High School Theatre Festival – Workshop Options

2016 Student Workshops (open to students only)

A.  Relax and Spit it out!  Physical and vocal warm ups for the actor: Warm-up, relaxation, breathing, and articulation exercises for the actor.

B.  Stage Combat: Learn the basics of a great stage fight.

C.  Improvisation: Elements of individual and group improvisation to free the actor’s imagination.

D.  Musical Theatre Techniques: Applying acting techniques to a song/musical theatre.

E.  Stage Makeup: A hands-on workshop in which each participant will have the opportunity to apply one or more makeup techniques, such as aging, scars, face-paint, etc.

F.  Costumes for the Stage: An interactive workshop for developing creative stage fashion.  Led by Assistant Professor of Theatre, Jess Guthrie.

G.  Lighting Techniques: A hands-on workshop in which the participant will experiment with various aspects of lighting, such as control, color, and illumination. Led by Assistant Professor of Theatre, Rick Goetz

H.  Stage Dialects: The basics of developing a standard British dialect.  Led by Theatre Simpson Alum, Lindsey Oetken.

I.  Speaking Shakespeare: Have some fun with Shakespearean insults and wooing techniques! Led by Assistant Professor of Theatre, Mimi Kammer

J.  Scene Painting: Try your hand at creating scenery using different painting techniques.  Led by Professor of Theatre, Steve McLean

K.  Reader’s Theatre: Exploration of group performance techniques for literature.

L.  Playwriting: Students will participate in and discuss beginning playwriting exercises.

***Workshops “M”, “N”, “O”, and “P” are open only to Juniors, Seniors, and Teachers***

M.  Careers- Arts Administration: Learn about building a career in Arts Administration. Led by Theatre Simpson alum, Mackenzie Webb Sheehan

N.  Careers- Stage Management:  Learn about building a career in Stage Management.  Led by Theatre Simpson alum, Shelby Burgus

O.  Careers- Scenic Design:  Learn about building a career in Scenic Design.  Led by Theatre Simpson Alum, Natalie Hining

P.  Admissions:  Learn more about Simpson College by current admissions counselor and Theatre Simpson alum, Larissa Mincks

Workshop “Q” is open only to Teachers

   Q.  High School Teacher Meet and Greet: A chance for you to meet other like-minded educators and discuss some of the every-day challenges/joys/concerns you face as a teacher of English/ Theatre at your school.

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