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  • Above the Belt: Singing Legit Musical Theatre For Sopranos

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , , Musical Theatre, , ,
    Presented by Tim Evanicki

    It seems like a rare, dying breed, but there is still a need for legit sopranos in Musical Theatre! It is important that you explore and work this register, and not just be concerned with belting your face off! In fact, developing your head voice will actually help IMPROVE your belt. Whether or not you are a pro, or someone who struggles with singing in your head voice, this master class is for YOU! Bring 16-32 bars of a classic Broadway or soprano song, and an accompaniment track.

  • All State Rehearsals – Closed Rehearsal

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    Presented by Colorado State Thespians

    Closed rehearsal for the cast of the All State opening number

  • Audition Acting

    , Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Jennifer Rincon

    Students should prepare two monologues, one contemporary and one Shakespeare verse, to work on with Jennifer Rincon. The workshop will focus on selection of material and how to make an audition authentic acting. Text analysis and the Five Questions will be the foundation for this workshop. Students may also speak with Ms. Rincon about applying for colleges, conservatories and professional companies nationwide. Ms. Rincon is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Drama Directing Program and was the Head of Acting at the National Theatre Conservatory from 1991 - 2008. She is currently the Co-Artistic Director with theatre and film actor Bill Pullman at Visionbox Studio in Denver.

  • Audition Approaches that Work – For Actors and Directors

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Roger Del Pozo

    Casting is one of the most crucial elements in the success of any project. It can also be the most stressful. The Art of the Audition is a fully comprehensive Casting Workshop, for both Actors and Media Professionals, which focuses on a variety of key concepts that artists can use to make the most of the Audition Process. Veteran Casting Director Roger Del Pozo will focus on how Actors can Audition Successfully and book more roles and how Directors, Producers and Writers can use the Audition Process creatively to enhance and elevate their projects.

  • Character Biography

    Beginning, Intermediate, / Acting, , , Tech, ,
    Presented by David Saphier

    Expand your knowledge about your character by combining improvisation, writing and dramaturgy to create a character biography. Take the information you know from the script or the monologue you are working on and use it to write a short biography about your character.

  • Commanding Sides to Win Film Auditions

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Jared Januschka

    Understanding how to read film scripts for auditions, including tricks of the trade.

    Incorporating an extensive background in auditioning, winning, and casting for film auditions, I intend to share my tricks with students to give them an edge when auditioning for academic and professional films alike. This workshop will combine lecture, discussion, and an "on their feet" approach to internalizing my methods.

  • Create Your Own Adventure (devised work beginning toolbox)

    Beginning, , / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Saffron Henke

    There is continual, growing interest in devised work, and particularly how to expand the "toolbox" for both educators and students in this area. A hands on workshop, participants are taken through an ensemble based process including movement techniques, Liz Lerman and Viola Spolin based improvisation, and prompted writing exercises. The participants can explore using these techniques to create a movement based ensemble piece, a new character based solo work, or a more personal, reflective process. These exercises will culminate in participants sharing a short devised sketch. This workshop is accessible to those looking to explore techniques in devising to aid in creating both solo and ensemble new work.

  • Dance / Musical Theatre with Broadway’s Angelique Ilo

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , ,
    Presented by Tami LoSasso

    A unique opportunity to work with Broadway’s Angelique Ilo from Broadway’s A Chorus Line,( Original B’way production, Crazy for you, Contact, Steel Pier, The Wedding Singer, Film- the Producers). Learn tips and techniques to help you book the gig. Enjoy Learning some of the best of Broadway's combinations that have been preformed all over the world.

  • Film & Television Audition Technique

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Anthony McMurray

    Whether it’s college auditions for this fall, meeting agents before pilot season, or trying to break into the business through open calls, you’ll need to get your act together and present good work. From “where should I look?” to “what do they expect?” we’ll look at crafting monologues and cold reads to polish your audition technique. Come prepared with a contemporary monologue if you would like to volunteer your work with us!

  • Film: From Script to Screen

    , Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Eric Hernandez

    The journey of taking a film from script to screen is both a trying and rewarding process.

    Join Denver-based filmmaker Eric Hernandez as we explore the similarities and differences between theater and film, discuss storytelling techniques to help take your films to the next level, and learn how to avoid common pitfalls that plague every set.

    Whether you have yet to make a film, or have already made several, this workshop is designed for anyone interested exploring the fascinating world of Cinema.

  • Get your head in the game – the New York life!

    , Intermediate, Advanced / , Dance, Musical Theatre, , ,
    Presented by Noah Racey

    How do you keep your balance as you make your way into the extraordinary world that is the New York Arts and Entertainment scene?
    You bring your full intention, your full self to the moment and trust you were meant to be there.
    I've been in New York 26 years; on Broadway; originated roles on Broadway; starred on Broadway; Choreographed on Broadway, I have been doing (and am currently doing) this thing we call Musical Theatre my whole life. I know first hand what the real work is. Come find it with me.

  • Gore & Special Effect Makeup

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Emma Dehner

    Workshop participants will be shown how to do all levels of gore makeup. Everything from bruises, cuts, gashes, and even blood dripping. After the opening presentation live demonstrations will be performed on willing workshop participants. A question and answer time will be offered at the end where members can even ask what type of makeup would be best.

  • Hands-On with Virtual Reality (VR) Lighting and Projection Design

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Price Johnston

    Learn to use VR Headsets paired with lighting programming, and projection mapping, as your session creates a unique Rock and Roll concert LIVE! The session will put you the student, “in charge” as you program lighting in virtual reality, and learn to animate and map video content for a uniquely immersive experience into the world of lighting, projection design, and Virtual Reality.

    Price Johnston is a professional designer, and teaches lighting, sound, and projection design at Colorado State University. Price has designed over 300+ productions Nationally and Internationally, including the 2015 Drama Desk Nominated: Donogoo (The Mint Theatre - New York, NY), 1776 (Chopin Theatre – Chicago) and the Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway (Stephen Sondheim Theatre - New York, NY).

    Jason Banks is the Instructor of Lighting, Projection, and Design for Theatre & Dance at the University of Wyoming. Jason has served as lighting director for festival headliners such as Candlebox, Boys II Men, and Smashmouth, and has served as designer for Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

  • How to Become an Improv Master in a Hour or Less

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, ,
    Presented by Colorado State Thespians

    How to become an improv master in an hour or less (featuring your lovely STOs) - Learn the techniques of improv with your STOs while playing games and having fun!

  • IMPROV SINGING: ECLECTIC STYLES AND GENRES

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Emily Doherty

    Learn how to put your thoughts and emotions into song and take your improv skills to the next level! This interactive musical workshop will explore musical styles and genre as you joyfully make up songs on the spot. No need to be an experienced singer! Through exercises in group dynamic, support, and movement, you will learn how to turn every song you improvise into a full-blown musical number!

  • Lighting 101 – Basic Fixtures and Accessories

    Beginning, , / , , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Carmel Alston

    1- Demonstrations of all common lighting fixtures, training will include safe handling,
    2- Trouble shooting and testing, re-lamping and hang/focus.
    3- Cable types and how to use, test, handle and identify them.
    4- Accessories used on fixtures – Barn doors, gobo’s, Gel, Top Hats, side arms,

  • Maintain Your Money-Maker!

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, , ,
    Presented by Cody Gardner

    LET'S GET MOVING!

    For better or worse, if you are a performer, you are an athlete! And just like an athlete, your performance is tied to your body's ability to move and keeping moving. Actors? Hard to do stage combat when your wrist hurts! Vocalists? Guess what: the voice is a muscle! Dancers? Oh, heck yes!

    Join Dr. Cody Clayton Gardner, Denver-based Actor and Performing Arts Doctor of Physical Therapy, for a high energy, interactive workshop on--you guessed it--your body! Proper movement, posture, exercises, massage techniques, habits, warmups, cooldowns, strength and conditioning, mythbusting. . . All these things and more to help you level up your stagecraft and keep you healthy and pain-free for as far as your dreams take you. Jump higher, sing higher, move better!

    Come with questions. Come wearing clothes to move and sweat in. Let's do this.

  • Makeup Above & Beyond

    , Intermediate, Advanced / , , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Emma Dehner

    Have you ever wondered what it would take to do more than the basic makeup? Well this workshop is for you. Workshop participants will learn to do the outlandish makeup that directors only dream of.
    You will see the basics of how to use latex, fake blood, gore and the unrealistic. From zombies to crazy animals and beyond.
    A in person demo will be given as well as a question and answer section at the end.

  • Making Cinderella’s Transformation Dresses!

    Beginning, , / , , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Jordan Feeler

    A draper's treat and challenge -- how to make Cinderella magically transform from her peasant look to her ball gown while on stage! In this workshop, I will walk you through my process of discovery as I met this challenge for a holiday production of Cinderella!

  • Making Wireless Work for You

    , , Advanced / , , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Jenn Liang-Chaboud

    Join Jenn Liang-Chaboud of the Shure Pro Audio team as she walks you through the basics of wireless best practices. We’ll cover do's and don’ts, common pitfalls, and explain how the recent spectrum reallocation could affect you.

  • Mime and Illusion

    Beginning, , / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Paul Belden

    What do sleight of hand, puppetry, slapstick, and contact juggling have in common? …the skills of a mime. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to (and practice) basic techniques such as muscle isolations, freezing, balance, misdirection, and making the invisible seen – all with the purpose of creating illusion. Presented by Paul Belden

  • Movers Dance Call with Broadway’s Angelique Ilo

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , Dance, , , ,
    Presented by Tami LoSasso

    So You’re A Mover: Be the best you can be at any dance level. Learn how to pick up choreography quickly and improve every day with Angelique Ilo from Broadway’s A Chorus Line,( Original B’way production, Crazy for you, Contact, Steel Pier, The Wedding Singer, Film- the Producers). Dial up your dance skills in this workshop. All levels welcome.

  • One Act From A to Z

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Chris Parr

    So you decided to direct a one act. Maybe you are trying to do a night of student directed one acts.
    But you don’t know where to start.
    Maybe you have started but now are lost and need help.
    This workshop will run over the basics and then offer a question and answer section to help with any and all problems. From picking a one act to getting the show off and running.

  • Perfecting your Musical Theatre Individual Event

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , Musical Theatre, , ,
    Presented by Colorado State Thespians

    Perfecting you Individual Event: Musical Theatre
    The adjudicators for this event will present key mistakes that students make in and out of the Musical Theatre Individual Event. Learn from your judges what makes a Superior performance. There is always time to refine your performance, don't miss this opportunity to get tips from the professionals.

  • Perfecting your Tech Theatre Individual Event

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / , , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Colorado State Thespians

    Perfecting you Individual Event: Tech Theatre
    The adjudicators for this event will present key mistakes that students make in and out of the Tech Theatre Individual Event. Learn from your judges what makes a Superior performance. There is always time to refine your performance, don't miss this opportunity to get tips from the professionals.

  • Producing Your Own Work

    Beginning, , / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, ,
    Presented by Tara Wolfe

    Have you ever thought about putting on your own show? Do you want to take your theater work into your own hands? Come learn how to get your idea off the ground and turn your vision into a reality! We'll discuss all of the necessities from finding a venue to performer contracts to selling tickets so that you can lend your voice to the theater conversation.

  • Short Film Screening

    , Intermediate, / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, ,
    Presented by Colorado State Thespians

    Each Colorado State Thespians receives some outstanding film in the Individual Event Short Film category. This is our opportunity to share the films that were submitted, and share some oral conversations to support the directors and young filmmakers. Observers are welcome to attend, and enjoy the creativity that Colorado's film students have submitted. Your hosts for the session will be Lanny Boyer and Jeremy Goldson.

  • Show, Don’t Tell: Techniques for Building Believable Improv Scenes

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Heather Curran

    Avoid being a talking head in your improv scenes! Get ready to add texture, dimension, and surprise to your character and the world they live in through realistic object work, physicality, and environmental space work. In this workshop, participants will practice using techniques that support and drive character, plot, and setting by showing the audience, not telling them. Walk away with tools to build whatever believable world you want within your scenes!

  • Specificity: A Secret to Improv Success

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by Heather Curran

    Want in on an improv secret? Specificity is one of the most versatile and effective tools an improviser can use. The ability to contribute specific information verbally and nonverbally to a scene has the potential to transform a situation and its characters from boring to brilliant. It also makes playing the scene a lot more fun. In this workshop, we will work with simple premises and elevate them through details that delight the actors and the audience through the creation of distinct, vivid relationships and worlds.

  • The Singer’s Guide to the Musical Theatre Audition

    Beginning, Intermediate, / , , Musical Theatre, , ,
    Presented by Michael McKelvey

    So, the audition notice says: "Prepare two contrasting songs, 16-32 bar cuts, in the style of the show, but do not sing something from a musical." OR "Sing one song, 16 bar cut, for a six-show season which includes Oklahoma, Rock of Ages, A Chorus Line, Forever Plaid, The Little Mermaid, and Matilda." What the heck do you sing?

    This workshop takes the mystery out of selecting audition material and will tackle such subjects as: Deciphering the clues in the Audition Notice; Knowing your vocal range and learning what makes you unique as a vocalist; Increasing your song repertoire and your musical theatre I.Q.; learning what to sing and, more importantly, what NOT to sing; and much more.

    Singers are encouraged to bring their audition songbooks and recorded accompaniment tracks with speakers if they would like to sing. Two to three volunteers will be selected for the workshop session.

  • The STO Workshop

    Beginning, , / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, ,
    Presented by Colorado State Thespians

    So you want to be an STO? Come join us as we talk about how to apply and tips and tricks to make the best impression and maybe even become an STO! (No magicians involved)

  • Theatre Everywhere But the Theatre

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , Tech, ,
    Presented by Chris Parr

    This workshop will focus on theatre outside of the box. How you can take your show on the road. How you could actually do the show in a coffeeshop, even on a street corner, in an amphitheater, even in a remote corner of your school or in 24 hours. As well as the newest concept of Theatre on the Move. As well as how to take your show on the road. Chris Parr and members of the St Vrain Theatre Company have become experts in the idea of theatre in strange places or GUERRILLA Theatre.

  • Theatrical Fight Club

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,
    Presented by David Saphier

    This stage combat workshop is for actors of all experience levels. Only the first 30 students in the room will participate in the workshop. The skills learned in this interactive workshop will help you create compelling theatrical fights that are perfect for enhancing many plays - including Shakespeare!

  • What the %#(_​@%) is a Dramaturg?

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Tech, ,
    Presented by Amy Osatinski

    Do you love reading plays? Are you a wealth of random knowledge about a million seemingly unrelated things? Are you fascinated by connections between theatre, history, and culture? Do you dream about working on new plays and musicals? Then you might be a dramaturg! Join this workshop to learn more about the job of a dramaturg and to do some dramaturgy!