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.


Improvisation & Introduction to Playwriting: For 21 & Under!

Spread the word to all your young friends and have them join Marguerite Louise Scott and Quinn Fontaine for an Improvisation & Introduction to Playwriting workshop — a special introduction to the Santa Fe Playhouse's Young Playwrights Project. 

Saturday • January 12 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturday • January 19 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturday • January 26 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
(Come to one workshop or all!)

Available to:
Anyone 21 and under

Santa Fe Playhouse Rehearsal Hall
3218 Calle Marie, Unit B
Santa Fe, NM 87507


What to Expect: Each workshop begins with a warm up, to get those creative juices flowing with fun improv exercises that help us connect to ourselves and each other. We then put pen to paper with various writing assignments to explore creating characters, monologues, and scenes.

The workshops are offered FREE! via The Young Playwrights Project.


The Actors Revolution

Santa Fe Actors Studio is offering a new class, THE ACTORS REVOLUTION, for Actors, Writers, and Directors. This ten-week workshop offers professional acting training and reaches beyond the confines of a typical class with sojourns into writing, collaborating, and improv, as well as on-camera work, auditions, and scene study. Shed old patterns and move into greater states of play, awareness, and discovery.

January 21 through March 25, 2019

Mondays • 7 to 10 p.m.
Santa Fe

$455 • limited to 10 participants
$395 • for returning students

For more information, contact:
Leslie Fleming-Mitchell
Santa Fe Actors Studio on Facebook

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Theatre. Immersion. Education. (T.I.E.)

24-Hour Workshop

Registration deadline has been extended through January 15 , 2019

Workshop Description:
T.I.E. is a residential, 24-hour workshop-experience during which participants are introduced to Immersive Theatre aesthetics, as inspired by the award-winning work Information for/from Outsiders: Chronicles from Kashmir. Based on a practical exploration of these strategies, participants are guided through a collaborative process in which they create their own immersive, theatrical experience about a social justice issue, a piece that can be shared at the end of the workshop, with an invited audience of the participants’ choice.

Yes, we will do all of this in just 24 hours!

Why participate?

  • Actors will acquire knowledge about the demands of performing in participatory/ immersive theatrical environments

  • Directors will learn more about leading collaborative, devised, creative processes

  • Writers will gain insights into scripting immersive environments

  • Designers will further their understanding of site-adaptive/site-sensitive techniques

  • Activists will explore the potential for theatre in their respective struggles

  • All participants will leave this workshop with a more nuanced understanding of Immersive Theatre and of the issue that is chosen for the workshop by the participant group

Join the first-ever T.I.E. workshop in Santa Fe:
From 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 to 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 20

The workshop is open to participants who are 18 years and older.
Maximum 25 participants.
Yes, you will get to eat, sleep, and use the restroom!
More information on specific logistics—what you should bring, what you can expect—will be sent to participants in the week leading up to the workshop.
Registration deadline is January 11 , 2019.

Santa Fe Playhouse
142 E De Vargas Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505

per participant • early registration: sign up by January 7
$200 per participant • late registration: sign up between January 8 and 11
The fee includes food and drinks that will be provided to the participants as part of the experience.

Register online at:

Instructor Nandita Dinesh:
Nandita Dinesh is a theatre maker, scholar, author, and educator who holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an M.A. in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Focused on the role that theatre can play during and after violent conflict, Dinesh has conducted community-based theatre projects in Kashmir, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, and Zimbabwe. In 2017 Dinesh was awarded the Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy by Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas for her work, Chronicles from Kashmir. Dinesh has published multiple books about her work: Theatre and War: Notes from the Field; the Memos from a Theatre Lab series: Exploring What Immersive Theatre “Does,” Spaces, Relationships, and Immersive Theatre, Immersive Theatre and Time; Scripting Detention: A Project in Theater and Autoethnography with Incarcerated Teens; Information for/from Outsiders: Chronicles from Kashmir; Theatre & War: Notes from Afar; Immersive Theater & Activism: Scripts and Strategies for Directors and Playwrights.

See what others have said about Dr. Dinesh’s work:    

Questions? Contact Vaughn Irving:

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: January 13 through March 3

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

or phone 505.982.7624

Theater Grottesco Master Class

Extreme Ensemble

Grottesco has led many classes in Ensemble Training. Adjusting personal rhythms and instincts to the group, the balance of space, imagery through movement and sound, focusing the audience's attention, and the dynamics of “play,” all serve the individual performer from camera work to the largest of physical styles: Greek Tragedy and Buffoon.

Now we add the unspoken communication of ensemble: propositions, listening, leading, following, rhythm, and creation. along with the distinctions of dynamic and static ensemble creation—play and imagery.

Workshop dates:
Saturday • February 9
• noon to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday • February 10 • noon to 4:30 p.m.

Barter available

Contact us for further information:


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:

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