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This spring we are offering online training modules with Dell’Arte faculty and guest instructors.

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All training times are Pacific Standard Time.

Spring 2021 Online Workshops

Character Laboratory

With Lauren Wilson and Janessa Johnsrude

WHEN: Feb 1 to 5 (Monday through Friday), 11 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Character Laboratory takes a dive into the creation of original, physical characters from the ground up, rooted in the principles of Dell’Arte’s full-time actor training programs. Through the embodiment of images and forces found in the world around us, discover how movement gives rise to a character’s body, voice, perspective and story.

PRICE: $225

Resistance Theatre – Theatre and Social Movements

With Michael Fields

WHEN: Feb. 1 to 22, Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Discover the connection of theatre to international social movements, beginning from the French revolution to Teatro Campesino and the Farmworkers’ Movement, to the present day.

PRICE: $225

Grand Guignol

With Debbie McMahon (Artistic Director of the Grand Guignolers in L.A.) and Michael Fields of Dell’Arte.

WHEN: Feb. 6 to 27 on Saturdays, from 2 to 5 p.m. 
Feb. 6 will be a 2-hour lecture with film clips, photos and history, offered as a stand-alone workshop for folks who are not actors, but are interested in the Grand Guignol form.

This unique theatre form – the “theatre of laughter and terror” with a little spatter thrown in – is the precursor to the modern horror film and has never been more relevant. It was the first form of theatre Hitler banned once the Nazis occupied Paris. From hot and cold showers, to scripts, to effects techniques, this workshop will provide a primer in what was once the most popular theatre form in the world.

PRICE: $300. The Feb. 6 workshop alone is $100.

Taller de Dramaturgia Online (Estructura Dramática) IN SPANISH

With Carlos Gallegos

WHEN: March 6 to 27, Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m.

Un taller teórico y práctico que ofrece herramientas para analizar y crear la estructura dramática en una historia. Analizando acciones, conflictos, fuerzas internas y dinámicas, sentaremos las bases de la futura obra (o película). Este taller está dirigido a actores, creadores, dramaturgos, directores, guionistas y cualquier persona interesada en escribir ficción.

PRICE: $225

Funny Together

With Elizabeth Nelson and Gabe McKinney

WHEN: March 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to noon

Comedic duos and partnering in a time of social isolation? Yes! Now more than ever we need to find new ways of partnering and celebrating each other’s funny. Join partners on the stage and in life Elizabeth Nelson and Gabe McKinney in discovering how to create material and explore the dynamics of playing in duos. This workshop will delve into comedic archetypes, satire, improvisation and any other means necessary to find funny, together.

PRICE: $225