Workshops & Classes
Below are current offerings of workshops, classes, aand activities offered by theatres & artists in Baltimore.
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Magic for Theater Makers @ Baltimore Academy of Magic
Thursdays, starting 4/23 @ 8:00pm
Magicians Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe, of Baltimore-based magic team The Encounter, are pioneers of “narrative magic”; a potent blend of traditional stage magic effects and playwriting, with an aim to create experiences that are part magic show, part theatrical performance. In this four week virtual course, Montone and Kehoe share with theater practitioners of all levels (actors, directors, producers, and administrators) the principles of stage magic, and how to incorporate them into traditional theater settings. Register here: https://encountermagic.square.site/product/magic-for-theater-makers/60
Intro to Sketch Writing @ Baltimore Improv Group
This class will take you through the entire life cycle of sketch writing and show producing, from brainstorming material all the way through putting a full show together. You will get an overview of various sketch styles, learn how to structure and write sketches, utilize personal background plus improv skills to help bring your ideas to life, and how to polish/punch up written drafts in a writing room. More info >>
Online Classes & Performances @ Baltimore Improv Group
Tuesday, Friday, & Sunday evenings
"Our passion and commitment to improv comedy compels us to continue to perform improv comedy online. Our performers and students can continue to improvise over online conferencing platforms like Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout and more. " WATCH AN ONLINE SHOW ~ TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS
Playwrights on Plays @ Round House Theatre
Thursdays @ 7:00pm
Join us every Thursday at 7pm EDT for an online discussion series featuring Round House-affiliated artists. Round House Literary Manager Gabrielle Hoyt will interview celebrated theatre makers about their own work and a play of their choice that has inspired them. Coming up: J.T. Rogers on April 23. For more information, visit www.RoundHouseTheatre.org/YourHouse.
Play Date: a new reading club for classic plays @ Charm City Classics Company
Play of the week announced Sundays
Introducing PLAY DATE, an online forum where you can discuss classic texts with us and other fellow classic-lovers. We are incredibly excited to create a space to communicate openly with you all, and we can't wait to hear what you all bring to the table each week. Every Sunday, we will post the play of the week. On our website, you will find the discussion boards and the scripts as they are introduced.
Play At Home: a series of micro-commissioned short plays
In the wake of last week’s theatre closures, Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Woolly Mammoth are working to support artists, connect people to theatre and through theatre; and to ignite imagination and joy in these uncertain times with PLAY AT HOME. Each theatre has commissioned multiple playwrights to write ten-minute plays under the assumption that these will be read alone or aloud with loved ones, but never produced, allowing these playwrights to dream big and write joyful plays that may contain elements that could not be reproduced for the stage. Each play will be ten minutes or less. The plays are available for the public to download, read and perform at home for free at playathome.org.
CRITICAL ANALYSIS: HAMLET @ Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Mondays, March 30 - May 4 @ 6:00pm
Since you can't come to us, we're coming to you! Join CSC Teaching Artists for a deep dive into Shakespeare’s greatest play. CRITICAL ANALYSIS: HAMLET is an adult class, ideal for theater lovers who are interested in digging into the source material with experts and other critical thinkers! It’s the perfect way to develop your critical eye and capture the nuance of Shakespeare’s masterworks. View the classes on YouTube.