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.