Workshops of all sorts for performers of all sorts!

Theatre Santa Fe is pleased to post these workshops for our theatre community.
Please note that we do not vet nor endorse these events—
do your own due diligence in finding the right workshop for yourself.

Acting workshop

Introduction to Acting Technique for Adults

Taught by Wendy Chapin
at 3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
Sundays • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Four sessions: October 14 through November 4

This class is ideal for those working on and developing an understanding of an acting technique as well as those interested at being introduced to an acting technique for the first time.

Wendy has taught acting for more than thirty years to aspiring actors ages 7 to 70. She has taught acting at the College of Santa Fe, in the Santa Fe Public schools, at the Santa Fe Community College, and privately here in Santa Fe for twenty-five years.

Cost: $85

or phone 505.982.7624


Shakespeare Original Practice Acting Workshop with director and Globe Theatre actor Ben Crystal

Friday • October 26 • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Crows Nest • 7 Caliente Road, Building B • Eldorado

$30 adults
$20 students

Upstart Crows and the ISC are hosting a unique opportunity for local actors: Join us for a workshop with British author, actor, and Passion Practice producer Ben Crystal. This workshop explores the original practice of the theatre company Shakespeare worked in—how well did they know each other, what was their performance space like, and their writer? How did they turn their short rehearsal time to their advantage? We will be workshopping in the nature and tempo of an ensemble for a Shakespeare company, providing participants with take-away tools for future work on stage.

The author of Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard, Ben has also co-authored four books with his father, scholar David Crystal, including Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion and the Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare. He appeared in the 2006 season at the Globe Theatre in London. In 2014 he and his theatre company (Passion in Practice) were awarded one of the inaugural Owls Schreame Awards for innovation in historical theatre, specifically for their work on Shakespearean Original Pronunciation (OP) in performance. That year he produced an original pronunciation production of Macbeth at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe. In 2015 he produced OP shows of Pericles and Henry V.

To reserve a spot: Upstart Crows web site
Or contact Caryl:


Action Acting

Action Acting is a school that provides two 1-day, 4.5 hour very intensive and detailed Action Acting programs designed specifically for actors. This is not a stunt class. It’s a program designed for actors to provide actors with the technical skills and know-how to show up to an audition, to participate in a meeting with a director or a producer, or to step on set and stand out by delivering  and impressing with knowledge, competence, confidence, and professionalism.

The programs are taught by the best in the business, such as Bruce Willis’s personal stunt double. Please see our web site:

October 27 & 28

Studio Nia Santa Fe
851 W San Mateo #6 • Santa Fe • NM

Please check out our Facebook event page. I invite anyone who’d like to learn from someone who’s been in the business—at the top—for a long time.

There is a reservation form attached to the event.

Contact: Mark

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Street Theater Workshop with Catalonian Clown Adrian Schvarzstein

In this week-long public workshop led by the celebrated Catalonian clown, actor, circus and theatre director, Adrian Schvarzstein, and produced by Theater Grottesco, participants will develop their individual and collective imaginations, opening a window to the street theater, a discipline that offers many possibilities for the theater artist, but which is seldom studied in the theater schools. Street Theater is a form of public urban performance where the direct relationship with the public and improvisation creates a shared universe of collective expression. The workshop culminates in two final performances on the downtown streets of Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The workshop is divided into five parts:
1) Physical expression & movement
2) Improvisation & historical context
3) The space, an outdoor set
4) Individual work, group work
5) Development and production of a show, the creation

October 28 – November 1
Theatre Grottesco
Outlet Mall Rehearsal Hall
Downtown Santa Fe Show: Late morning / afternoon of November 2, 2018
Downtown Albuquerque Show:Late morning / afternoon of November 3, 2018

Sliding Scale: $100 – $700 (see rate schedule on the web page)

For more details, click here.

About Adrian Schvarzstein: Adrian Schvarzstein is a mix of Spanish, Argentinian, Italian, and . . . Whatever! Clown, actor, circus and theatre director, Adrian Schvarzstein is a very energetic entertainer-showman. Schvarzstein has worked in show business since 1989, after studying Commedia Dell’Arte in Italy and has been theatrically formed around Europe where he has created and collaborated with many street theatre groups, circus ensembles, opera companies, TV programs, and others. After many years with the renowned Circus Ronaldo from Belgium, Schvarzstein created “Circus Klezmer” in 2004, which is still on tour! His first solo show was The Greenman, then followed by The Bed and Dans, two theater works in which the public is the main character. The creation of the street theatre work Kamchatka (2008 Miramiro prizewinner) and the direction of the Opera La Barca in Holland are two of his recent successful projects. Learn more about Adrian at

Tara Khozein,, 505.699.9360


AMAW Santa Fe Weekend Intensive Foundations Course

This weekend Intensive will launch even the most seasoned actor on a path of discovery and play. The pillars of the AMAW philosophy inspire more tangible shifts than any other acting program. The program is designed to very quickly move you from an actor who “acts” into an artist who embodies authentic feeling and creativity.

Saturday • November 10 • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
Sunday • November 11 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(there will be a break for lunch)

Carla Garcia

Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $325

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Open Improv

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Open Improv with Quinn Fontaine

Saturday Open Improv is a drop-in class.
Every Saturday morning • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Adobe Rose Theatre

Instructor: Quinn Fontaine
Quinn’s web site:

All levels and ages welcome to this fun, judgment-free zone of hilarity!
We play theatre games and we do long- and short-form improvisation.
Come to play or just to watch.

Cost: $20
Stay updated with our FaceBook page!

Adobe Rose Theater is located at 1213B Parkway Drive • Santa Fe