Theatre Institute

Workshops for High School Drama Teachers. 
August 17, 2017, 9am - 5pm
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Cost: FREE

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Workshop Sessions – August 17th, 2017

Session: Thinking About Design as a Director, Dr. Daniel Smith


Using case studies from recent and upcoming productions the MSU Department of Theatre, this workshop will focus on strategies a director might use for thinking about design. This will include imagistic research that is evocative of both historical period, character, and dramatic structure.



Session: Preparing for College Auditions, Matt Greenbaum & Greg Hunter

A look at best ways to get your students noticed. Strategies to assist you in preparing your students to audition for competitive acting programs nationally.




Session: Singing for Musical Theatre, Alisa Hauser


A workshop on singing for musical theatre geared for the singer as well as the educator. An functional approach to singing and teaching singing for musical theatre with topics that include breathing, registers, vowels, vocal health and repertoire.



Session: Scenic Painting, Lex van Blommestein,



Quick and effective techniques for scenic painting textures for the stage.




Session: Costuming on a Budget, Angie Wendelberger,



Exploration of finding cost-effective methods for costuming large scale shows; using student's (and parent's) wardrobes, thrift stores, and rental facilities.