Workshops cover a variety of topics ranging from auditions and improv to the more technical side of theatre like how to run light and sound boards.

Click the date(s) below to learn more about each upcoming workshop!

MARCH 2021 – Characterization Workshop

Time

6:30pm-7:30pm
There will be an opportunity to stay past 7:30pm to ask questions.

Location

This workshop will be conducted via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be sent via email to all who registered within the 48 hours before the workshop starts.

Topic

The Characterization Workshop will feature concepts and practices to help future roles feel less like memorized lines and more like complete characters! Learn to analyze your next script and find details within the words and stage directions that help make a performance more impactful. The best part is that all these details are easy to learn and add to an actor’s skill set! We hope you will attend!

Age

Adults and youth age 12+.

What to Prepare

Plan to be camera ready (if possible), have a good internet connection, a way to take notes, and water nearby.

About the Instructor

Daniel Dye has been working with CSJ since 2015 when he played King Arthur in Spamalot. Since then, Daniel has participated in many other shows like 1776, And Then There Were None, Jeeves Intervenes, Peter Pan, and in the recent CSJ production of The Tempest. Daniel loves the character building process and looks forward lending his insight to everyone who comes to participate in the workshop. Ever since middle school, Daniel has been involved with acting and it has continued to stay one of his passions. Another of Daniel’s passions is teaching and he hopes that he will be able to pass his knowledge onto future generations of performers year after year. When he isn’t performing, Daniel spends time at home with his wife, Amber, and his daughter, Lorelai.

Cost

This is a free workshop, though we encourage a donation. Donations can be made online or via mail. Visit CenterStageJackson.org/donate to donate!

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Contact

Daniel Dye at dye1di@yahoo.com or (517) 539-4118.

DECEMBER 2020 – Acting Online Workshop

Time

6:30pm-7:30pm

Location

This workshop will be conducted via Zoom. 24 hours before the class begins, a link to the meeting will be sent via email to all who registered.

Topic

This workshop will cover the current changes in theatre, as well as how to adapt. It will cover how to do a cold read over zoom, how to set yourself up for success when recording a self tape, as well as recommendations for equipment in this ever-changing world!

Age

Adults and youth age 12+.

What to Prepare

Plan to be camera ready (if possible), have a good internet connection, a way to take notes, and water nearby.

About the Instructor

Rachel Jones is a Michigan native, currently in her 3rd year of her BFA in Acting from the University of Cincinnati’s Nationally Ranked College-Conservatory Of Music. She loves Shakespeare, and (after this pandemic) hopes to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Rachel grew up absolutely loving live theatre, and, like many, was worried when this pandemic hit our industry. But if there’s one thing artists are, it’s resilient! After graduation, she plans to do her part and help rebuild our beautiful theatrical industry!

You can find Rachel on Instragram and Twitter at @racheljjones

Cost

This is a free workshop, though we encourage a donation of $5. Donations can be made online or via mail. Visit CenterStageJackson.org/donate for more info.

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Contact

For questions about class content, please contact Rachel Jones at rjjracheljaninejones@gmail.com.

For all other questions, please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.