Seattle Public Theater is bringing back the Summer Theater Labs!
Every Saturday, from July 9th to August 27th, we’ll be offering a free 2-hour Theater Lab to students enrolled in our summer productions!
Build your acting toolbox, hone your perfect audition, or polish a scene from an acclaimed script, all while being taught by professional actors and artists. Drop in to the Bathhouse on any Saturday at 10:30 a.m. … or all nine Saturdays. You pick. You choose. You win. There is no cost — consider it a perk of your enrollment.
Can’t sign up for a summer production, but want to be part of Theater Lab? No problem! Contact Simon at email@example.com for details.
All sessions in the series will run from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, on Saturdays.
Every actor dreams of the “epic tiff” — that glorious face-off that reveals powerful emotional stakes. Dig deep with veteran actor Brandon J. Simmons (Salieri, Amadeus at SPT) with the real deal — exciting scenes from SPT Mainstage scripts. Develop your range, hone your craft, make strong connections with your peers, and have some serious fun with scenes from contemporary theater you’ll not get to tackle in Youth productions.
Auditioning isn’t just about getting the part — it’s a performance and a learning experience in and of itself. Here are some tips on how to make the experience fun, positive, and something to be proud of no matter what happens!
A professional actor needs to arrive prepared. Develop and hone your own toolbox of techniques and exercises to build a vocal warm-up that really gets you at peak performance!
Unleash the power of Shakespearean verse with a dynamic young superstar of the Seattle stage. All skill levels will take away new information about the text and your own instrument from this active and engaging workshop.
Work with Seattle’s premier dialect coach in breaking down the basics of placement, tone and breath. Explore the basics of common dialects and foreign accents, as well as creating unique and memorable character voices. Develop listening skills, body awareness, and just plain have fun!
Improv is a vital life skill. Get a great workout with this workshop — practice staying in the moment, listening and saying “yes!” Be prepared to be spontaneously hilarious!
Look out, it’s a banana peel! Practice the fine art of physical hilarity and discover the power of wordless storytelling. Get out of your head and into your body — expand your physical imagination as you move in all sorts of new directions!