TheatreWorks Celebrates New Redwood Shores Drama School

The acclaimed Bay Area theatre company is celebrating its new Drama School in Redwood Shores by offering new classes for local families - some of which are free.


Submitted by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

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TheatreWorks, one of Silicon Valley's largest theatre companies, is currently celebrating the opening of its new Drama School classrooms in Redwood Shores - so the company has decided to offer local Redwood City and Woodside families free Sunday classes to mark the event.

Two programs are being offered as part of the classrooms' grand opening - the tuition-based “Saturplay!” and the free “Sampler Sundays," scheduled to take place during weekends this fall.

The “Saturplay!” program is a five-week course designed to bring out the best in aspiring young artists, who are invited to “be a clown, playwright, actor, dancer, and take center stage with their own original plays!”

Classes are conducted by TheatreWorks’ teaching artists, who are experienced performers and specialize in teaching the art of theatre "in ways that keep young students engaged and entertained."

“Saturplay!” is open to any student in kindergarten through sixth-grade, from seasoned performers looking for an extra edge at their next audition, to those who have never set foot on the stage, but are curious to give it a try.

Classes take place every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., from this Saturday, Oct. 13, to Nov. 17. Tuition is $200 and and includes a mid-session snack break. 

The “Sampler Sundays” program is free, and currently runs the next two Sundays, Oct. 14 and 21. The class includes wild and entertaining activities the whole family can enjoy.

According to TheatreWorks' Director of Education Mary Sutton, members of the public are invited to “bring family, friends, siblings or grandparents. Everyone is invited to meet our professional teaching artists and actors from our mainstage productions, and find skills they never knew they had.”

In this Sunday's session, Oct. 14, families can “Be a Clown in the Ice Cream Shop,” and join in a day of dress-up and dessert. The final session on Oct. 21 is “Costume Day,” where participants will learn what goes into making a theatrical costume while exploring and trying on the outrageous costumes in the expansive TheatreWorks costume closet.

Snacks will be served during each session. 

Both programs will be held at the brand new TheatreWorks Drama School classrooms in Redwood Shores at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, located at 350 Twin Dolphin Dr. in Redwood City.

For more information or to register, visit www.theatreworks.org/learn or call 650-463-7146.



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