All workshops are on a first-come-first-served basis until full, except  the Vocal Master Class with Joan Hazel (sign-up sheet on Media Room door).  More dates and times coming soon!


Chinese Opera Battles

Dr. Chua Su Pong, Singapore
Learn the basics of this highly stylized technique, handed down through the centuries. Tues. June 19 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Studio.

Circus Techniques

The Circus Arts Conservatory, Sarasota (FL)
Sample a variety of circus arts from the group that preserves Sarasota and
Venice’s extraordinary circus heritage.  Trapeze- Fri. June 22 from 10:30-Noon in the Studio.  Juggling-Sat. June 23 from 10:30-Noon in the Studio.  

Commedia dell’arte

Andrea Lattari and Cinzia Grande, Rome, Italy
Become a Pantalone, or a Capitano, or another character. Commedia is
the basis of all modern physical comedy. Learn the basics of this fun style.  Wed. June 20 from 10:30-Noon & Thur. June 21 from 10:30-Noon in the Studio.

Documentary Theatre, a three-part workshop

Manuel Ortiz, Santiago, Chile
A method of theatre fusing history and original creation.  Part 1: Wed. June 20 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Education Room.  Part 2: Thur. June 21 from 10:30-Noon in the Education Room. Part 3: Fri. June 22 from 10:30-Noon in the Education room. 

Hip Hop For Broadway

Choreographer/Teacher Geena Ravella, Sarasota, FL
It’s not hip-hop as we’ve known it for three decades.  It’s not classic Broadway dancing, either.  But the style is real and becoming more prevalent.  Learn the basics.  Tues. June 19 from 10:30-Noon &  Wed. June 20 from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. in the Studio.

The Shakespeare Code

Michael Spicer, Salina (KS) Community Theatre
Decode one of the secrets to performing Shakespeare. And it’s hiding
in plain sight. Go “into the words” to find it.  Thurs. June 21 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Education Room.

Viewpoints – a three-day workshop

Donnie Mather, Atlantic Acting School faculty, NYC
Physical and vocal improvisation technique connecting theatre, movement, and music.  Day 1:  Thurs. June 21 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Studio.  Day 2:  Fri. June 22 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Studio.  Day 3:  Sat. June 23 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Studio.

Vocal Master Class

Joan Hazel, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera
Individual and small group – Get to the root of your own unique vocal instrument. Joan is a master diagnostician whose technique applies to any style of singing.  Thurs. June 21 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Media Room.

Broadway Business Master Class

Chris Rice from The Book of Mormon on Broadway
The Business of Broadway, FREE TO REGISTRANTS.  Fri. June 22 from  4:00-5:30 in the Studio. 

Broadway Audition Master Class

Chris Rice, from The Book of Mormon on Broadway
Auditioning for professional theatre. Minimum age 10 for participants, limited to 12 participants and 20 observers. $20 to participate. (click here now) $10 to observe. (click here nowFri. June 22 from 2:00-3:30 in the Studio.


AACT, The Changing Landscape, What Can AACT Do For You?

AACT panel
Wed. June 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the Presidents Room.

Let’s Talk Money, Beyond the Box Office

Panel  with  Armenia, USA, Germany
Wed. June 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Presidents Room.

Grant Writing in the Digital Age

Murray Chase, Venice, FL
Tips for success on making your grant stand out from others in the era of plain text formatting and “fill in the box”forms.  Tues. June 19 from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. in the Presidents Room.

Resources and Solutions for Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre International, NYC
No matter where you are on your theatrical journey, MTI’s innovative resources will enhance your show experience by providing valuable solutions for your creative and production teams. From apps and programs to assist your music director in rehearsals and performances to software to manage your marketing and sales, if you have the need, we have the resource. Whether you’ve used these resources before or want to try one out for the first time, this is the workshop for you. Stick around for the RehearScore Challenge to win cool prizes, including a Free Standard Rental Certificate for your next MTI show!  Tues. June 19 from 10:30-Noon in the Presidents Room.

Saving Lives Through Performance

Panel includes Becky Holahan, Director of The Loveland Partnership at Venice Theatre; Halil Yitzhak of Yoram Loewenstein Studio of Tel Aviv; Manuel Ortiz of The University of Chile, Santiago.
This panel explores theatre of Direct Impact, on the audience AND the performers.  From using performance to overcome disabilities or social restrictions, to changing our world through performance, this workshop will motivate us all.


5 Paint Mistakes…And How To Make Them Work!

Tim Wisgerhof, Venice, FL
Venice Theatre’s resident Scenic Designer shows you how to turn a mishap into a masterpiece.   Tues. June 19 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. & 10:30 -Noon in the Paint Room.

Asolo Rep Costume Tour

David Covach, Costumer, Asolo Theatre Company, Sarasota, FL
Visit Florida’s premier professional theatre and take an insider’s look at their exquisite costumes.  Wed. June 20 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Asolo Theatre.

Visual Made Verbal

Audio Description for the Blind
Fri. June 22 at 10:30 a.m.  & Sat. June 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the Presidents Room.