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Teen Workshop: Musical Theatre Ensemble

March 19th to April 30th, 2022

$250 More Info

Do you love singing and want to grow your confidence in musical theatre technique? Join SteppingStone’s Musical Theatre Ensemble! This class will focus on finding your authentic voice and growing your confidence in acting a song. Learn how to keep your voice healthy, select, cut, and rehearse a song, understand and apply feedback, and sing in duets, trios, and ensembles. On the final day of class, you’ll present a showcase of your work for family and friends.

CLASS DETAILS

AGES
Grades 7-12

DATES
Saturdays, March 19 - April 30 (No Class April 9)

TIME
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

COST
Pay As You're Able ($250 value)

LOCATION
Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Mask wearing, health screenings, social distancing, hand washing, professional cleaning of classrooms & common spaces.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE PAY AS YOU’RE ABLE
That means exactly what it says- pay what your family can afford. Our full registration fee represents the amount that it costs us to bring this program to you. But for your family, Pay As You're Able may mean covering your fees and someone else's. It could also mean paying half or some of the fee.

Payment plan available: $50.00 deposit plus 4 payments of $50.00, paid every four weeks
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LEAP: Creator’s Studio

January 24th to March 6th, 2022

$445 More Info

Want to act, write, & direct? LEAP: Studio is the space for you! This program will immerse you in the most important part of theatre-making: the process of creation!

Your small cohort of teens from all theatrical backgrounds will work with a SteppingStone Director/Teaching Artist to devise, produce, and perform an original work. You’ll start with brainstorming, riffing, and storyboarding your plot. Then, through a series of improv games, research, and discussions, you’ll begin to write the script. Your rehearsal process will help you build an inclusive ensemble where you are heavily involved in all production facets. This class is not about fancy sets or crazy special effects; instead we focus on supporting you in acting technique and collaboration as you work to tell a compelling story. This experience culminates in two performances at Park Square Theatre.  

An excellent choice for those who: want more writing experience, are curious about directing, are hungry to act in an original show, and want to stretch their acting chops by playing complicated characters in an ensemble-based production. 

REGISTRATION & PREREQUISITES 
This program, designed for grades 7-12, is devoted to creating a growth mindset around the concept of mastery. Young Artists of all theatrical backgrounds (including first-time theatre makers) are encouraged to register. There are no prerequisites to register and all those who register will be cast in the production. Conflicts with rehearsal and performance dates must be minimal.  

Things to consider: This is an intensive program. There is an expectation to engage in verbal & written group collaborations, as well as memorize individual staging & dialogue quickly. For the wellbeing of all involved, young artists must have the endurance to withstand a 6-week rehearsal process which entails extensive information processing, social interaction, and physical activity, while meeting and maintaining their basic physical and mental health needs. Please contact us if your young artist needs accommodations. 

REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES
Monday-Thursday | January 24 - February 24 | 4:00pm-6:30pm

DRESS REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES
Monday-Friday | February 28 - March 4 | 4:00pm-6:30pm

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Saturday, March 5 | 6:00pm-8:30pm
Sunday, March 6 | 1:00pm-3:30pm

REHEARSALS 
Rehearsals will take place at Park Square Theatre in downtown St. Paul. A high level of dedication, work-ethic, and focus is expected at rehearsal and there is a requirement to work outside of rehearsal on research, memorization, character development, and show promotion.  

PERFORMANCES 
Young artists will hold two performances at Park Square Theatre. On performance days, young artists will be called 1 hour prior to the show and are dismissed following the performance. Conflicts with performance dates must be approved by the director and may affect casting. 

COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Mask wearing, health screenings, social distancing, hand washing, professional cleaning of classrooms & common spaces.

COST
Pay As You're Able ($445 value)

ALL PROGRAMS ARE PAY AS YOU’RE ABLE. 
That means exactly what it says - pay what your family can afford.Our full registration fee represents the amount that it costs us to bring this program to you. But for your family, Pay As You're Able may mean covering your fees and someone else's. It could also mean paying half or some of the fee. 

MORE INFORMATION
Questions? Conflicts? Need more information? Please email erin@steppingstonetheatre.org 

Payment plan available: $50.00 deposit plus 4 payments of $98.75, paid every two weeks
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Teen Workshop: Teen Tech Intensive

January 22nd to February 26th, 2022

$250 More Info

Be the power behind the scenes as you explore all of the technical work that goes into making a theatre production shine. Park Square’s Production Manager, Meghan (Mac) McLaughlin , will lead students through three areas of technical theatre— focusing on philosophy, process, and practical application. Learn how Costume Design can communicate character traits by developing your own costume​rendering, understand how Lighting can manipulate emotion & storytelling by trying your hand at working with lighting equipment, and discover how Set Design and Color Theory can alter the vibe of a production as you draft a simple set pieces. On the final day of class, you’ll present a showcase of your work for family and friends.

CLASS DETAILS

AGES
Grades 7-12

DATES
Saturdays, January 22 - February 26

TIME
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

COST
Pay As You're Able ($250 value)

LOCATION
Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Mask wearing, health screenings, social distancing, hand washing, professional cleaning of classrooms & common spaces.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE PAY AS YOU’RE ABLE
That means exactly what it says- pay what your family can afford. Our full registration fee represents the amount that it costs us to bring this program to you. But for your family, Pay As You're Able may mean covering your fees and someone else's. It could also mean paying half or some of the fee.

Payment plan available: $50.00 deposit plus 4 payments of $50.00, paid every two weeks

Contact

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available via email M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following:

CREATIVE LEARNING
education@steppingstonetheatre.org

TICKETS & REGISTRATION
boxoffice@steppingstonetheatre.org

DEVELOPMENT
development@steppingstonetheatre.org

MARKETING
marketing@steppingstonetheatre.org

GENERAL INQUIRIES
info@steppingstonetheatre.org

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

At SteppingStone, we are committed to access and inclusion for all people. Our programs stand firmly in opposition to racism and we challenge our young artists, staff, and Board of Directors to foster inclusion and to seek equity for all, including Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQAI+, economically disadvantaged, all religions, veterans, active military, and those with accessibility needs. We work with families to meet students’ needs be it social, academic, developmental, or physical. SteppingStone respects students’ gender expression and provides access to gender-neutral facilities.

We Believe

Young people are artists, makers, and doers. They need to belong and to contribute to their world. When young people make art together, they change themselves and the world around them for the better.

We Do

SteppingStone ignites belonging, generosity, mastery, self-advocacy, and inspiration by creating art with young people to share with the world.