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Youth Theater Workshops!

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on March 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Gateway Players Theatre is offering a variety of workshops for youths ages 8-16 featuring theater skills for up-and-coming actors. These workshops will introduce the concepts of improv, the art of physical comedy, character development, audition skills, memorization strategies and other general acting techniques.

Cost per workshop is $10 when paid in advance by mailing a check to Gateway Players PO Box 171 Southbridge or by Venmo to @lou-ellen-corkum.  If paying at the door (space available) the cost will be $15.  Workshops will be held at: Elm Street Church, 61 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550  If you have any questions contact us at (508)764-4531 or lcorkum14@gmail.com

Registration link:   https://docs.google.com/…/1yg0jGYbwflbywJ6ub…/edit

Sunday, February 26, 2-4pm – Physical Comedy with Nicole Portwood

People are funny because of how they ACT. Make-up and costuming can enhance that, but some of the funniest people of the stage and screen never relied on that. In this class w will learn ways we can use our bodies to perform slapstick humor and do it safely! It’s all about timing, reaction and selling it! Much of what you learn in this class can be used for dramatic roles as well! Wear comfortable clothes!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 6-8pm – Audition techniques with Lou-Ellen Corkum

Take the fear out of auditions and add some joy in the process! This is a GREAT opportunity for beginning performers to learn the basics, and a GREAT opportunity for experienced performers to brush up on their skills. Topics to include sight reading, monologues, preparing for a singing audition, calm your nerves, homework before an audition, and presenting yourself in the best way.

Sunday, April 23rd, 1-4pm- Improv with Joe and Jonathan Sawyer

This high-energy, creative workshop focuses on learning and exploring the basic tenets of improv comedy through games, exercises and scenes. Participants will practice stage movement, object work, public speaking, team-building and the art of “Yes AND.” Most importantly, we’ll laugh and have fun.

Wednesday, May 17th, 6-8pm – Memorization techniques with Stephen Jean

You have been chosen for a part in a play, what’s next? In this workshop you will explore a variety of memorization techniques to apply to learning your lines in ways that are easily understood and gets you to the point of putting down your script.


Elm St. Congregational Church
61 Elm St
Southbridge, MA United States
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