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Improv Troupe


with Siouxsie Easter

Calendar Jan 23, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Improvisation Class | 5th-10th Grade. Have fun and exercise your creativity while developing invaluable mental focus and public speaking skills! Students will learn both short and long form improvisation exercises. Led by an experienced and skillful teacher, this class encourages the development of performance skills in an engaging, dynamic and supportive environment. Final sharing for family & friends on April 9th.

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Storytime Theatre


with Lindsey Campbell

Calendar Jan 24, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

The Day the Crayons Quit ​| K–3rd Grade. Join us as we create a musical based on the beloved children’s book series by Drew Daywalt! Each week, students will bring an exciting, colorful world to life through games, dance lessons, songs, storytime, and imagination exercises. This playful introduction to theatre invites our youngest artists to develop vital life skills like focus, patience, listening, and self-expression. Family and friends are invited to an end of semester in-class sharing on April 3rd. No Class Mar 13.

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Stage West Teen Troupe


with Stage West Teaching Artist Staff

Calendar Jan 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Advanced Theatre Arts | 8th Grade & Up. We are excited to offer this new comprehensive class for teens who are aiming to become more skillful and well-rounded theatre artists. Students receive guidance from a team of top industry professionals and elite teachers to improve every essential aspect of their craft. The curated units include: Movement for Actors with Sasha Maya Ada, Character Creation with Alejandro Saucedo, Art of the Monologue with Parker Gray, Improv with Leslie Marie Collins, Playwriting with Rob Bosquez, Voice Workshop with Sarah Gay, and Reflection & Goal Setting with Aaron Dias. No class Mar 13. Registration is open to Stage West Teen Troupe members from previous semesters, and students 8th grade & up with at least one semester of theatre experience. Students enrolled in this class will receive priority registration for Stage West’s 2024 Summer Teen Conservatory. Email with questions.

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Social Media for Actors


with Christina Austin Lopez

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Career Skills Workshop | All Levels.

Understanding the power of social media is essential in today’s market. Christina Austin Lopez (TikTok: 1.8M followers, YouTube 100k+) helps empower you to take control of your online image and career. The initial session takes place in-person at Stage West, with following sessions interactive online, allowing you to share your content and receive personalized feedback from Christina. Topics covered include editing, short and long form content creation, how to follow social media trends, making engaging content, reaching out to brands, and more! This workshop is open for ages 16 & up.


Musical Improv


with Leslie Marie Collins & Cody Dry

Calendar Mar 17, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Sing, Act, Play | All Levels. Hone your improvisational and musical talents, all while having a blast! This 3-hour workshop includes practical exercises, group activities, and individual coaching to foster a deeper understanding of musical improvisation. Students have the opportunity to work on scenes, musical numbers, and characters, all while learning how to adapt authentically to unexpected performance scenarios.

Short Form Improv I


with Siouxsie Easter

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Improvisation Technique | All Levels. Whether you have no acting experience, or years on the stage, short form improv classes are a great way to have fun and exercise your creativity. Regularly playing improv games helps with public speaking, mental focus, spontaneity, stage fright, creativity, and getting out of work mode and into play! Participants have the opportunity to perform live before an audience on Saturday, April 27th at 5:30pm.


Payment plan available if you register before February 19, 2024.

Meisner II


with Douglas Davidson

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acting Technique | Intermediate Level. In Part II of the Meisner series, master instructor Douglas Davidson helps students further develop this powerful, replicable model for authentically acting any scene. He reviews the Foundational Exercises, and then leads students into the Full Exercise, also known as the Improvisation, which helps the actor achieve a state where they work moment-to-moment off their scene partner’s behavior in a truthful, spontaneous and specific way. All who have taken Meisner Basics I with Douglas Davidson are welcome to enroll. If you think you may have special qualifications, please reach out to and describe your Meisner training in detail.

Payment plan available if you register before February 19, 2024. 

Payment plan available: $85 deposit plus 2 payments of $70.00, paid monthly.

Long Form Improv II


with Leslie Marie Collins

Calendar Mar 24, 2024 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Improvisation Technique | Intermediate Level. Step into the next chapter of your Long Form journey. Explore the next level of extended scenes, character development, and further master the art of storytelling without a script. The first weeks of Long Form II prepare students for a public performance Saturday, April 27th at 5:30pm; the final class is a notes and wrap-up session. This class is open to students who have taken Long Form Improv Level 1 or have commensurate experience. No class Mar 31.

Payment plan available if you register before February 24, 2024. 

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