Workshops

Workshops of all sorts for performers of all sorts!
If you would like to announce your workshop, send the info to listings@TheatreSantaFe.org.

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.


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Intro to Improv Classes
Santa Fe Improv

Santa Fe Improv has scheduled their next set of intro classes and you're invited! 

This is a no stress opportunity to find out what improv is all about. Besides having fun, you'll learn games and exercises that build muscles in listening and communication, the ability to tell a story as a team, all while letting loose of the fear of saying what comes to mind creatively and truthfully. This is a great opportunity for actors, non-actors, professionals, and everyone in between who'd like to learn a new skill while having fun!

Dates:
Sunday • February 24th • 1:30-4:00 p.m., Teacher: Gabe Smith **THIS CLASS IS FULL!**
Tuesday • February 26th • 6:15-8:45 p.m., Teacher: Scott Plunket

Location:
Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
(door to the studio is in the back on the left, just look for our sign!)

Cost & Registration:
$25 plus tax ($27.11) per class 
Email Kita with the class of your choice and she’ll put you on the roster.

If you love the class, you'll have the opportunity to sign up for Santa Fe Improv’s next class series, which starts on March 11th.

Contact & Info:
E-mail: kita@santafeimprov.com
santafeimprov.com


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Physical Theater Improvisation

With Ruth Zaporah

The body is the platform from which we explore all action, whether of bones, voice, or text. Practices build awareness and skillful control of the elements of form, unearthing an unfamiliar range of expression. The duet of detail with our innate lust for life offers up an imaginal world that challenges who we think we are and what we think we know . . .

Classes meet:
Tuesdays • 3 to 5:30 p.m.
February 26 through April 2
Railyard Performance Center

Fee: $185
This workshop is for those with experience in improvisation or any related physical or performance practice.

Contact Ruth:
zap@actiontheater.com 
www.actiontheater.com


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ROOTS OF IMPROV: a Games Workshop

Join Santa Fe Improv for this very special opportunity!

Date:
Saturday • March 2 • 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Instructors:
Scott and Kirste Plunket

Fresh from a weekend intensive in San Francisco with Aretha Amelia Sills, Scott and Kirste are thrilled to offer a special games workshop.

Great for getting out of your head and finding effortless intuition in an atmosphere of fearless play and open exploration, Scott and Kirste will be introducing Aretha Sill’s theater games. (Many consider Ms. Sill’s father and grandmother, Viola Spolin, to be the founders of modern American improv.) Each game has a different focus, seeking to develop skills and realizations needed for theatre and improvisation.

From www.violaspolin.org: Viola Spolin was an actress, educator, director, author, and the creator of theater games, a system of actor training that uses games she devised to organically teach the formal rules of the theater. Her groundbreaking book, Improvisation for the Theater, transformed American theater and revolutionized the way acting is taught. Originally published in 1963 by Northwestern University Press, it remains an essential theater text. She developed her methods while working as a drama supervisor in Chicago for the WPA, at her Young Actors Company in Hollywood, and as Director of Workshops at The Second City. Her son, director Paul Sills, who is credited with popularizing her work, used her theater games when he co-founded Compass, Playwrights Theatre Club, The Second City, and created Story Theater. The modern improvisational theater movement is a direct outgrowth of Spolin’s methods, discoveries, and writings.

Cost:
$50

Enrollment is limited to 16 participants. Must be Santa Fe Improv students (current or past).

Email Kita to reserve your spot.


Introduction to Acting Technique for Adults

Taught by Wendy Chapin
at 3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
Sundays • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Eight sessions: March 10 - April 28

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: $170

Contact:  wendychapin@cybermesa.com 
or phone 505.982.7624


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
At the QUINN FONTAINE STUDIO

Instructor: Quinn Fontaine
RSVP to get studio address: quinn@quinnfontaine.com
Web site: www.QuinnFontaine.com

All levels 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
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