CapStage Academy

The CapStage Academy is an opportunity for local and visiting theatre professionals to share their skills with the Sacramento community. All levels of experience and interest are welcome. Develop your skills and expand your performing arts network with Capital Stage professionals. 






Audition Technique with Janis Stevens

Janis Stevens will teach you the techniques of choosing, preparing and performing your monologue with a focus on getting the job. The class will include hands-on individual coaching to prepare you to have the confidence and the skills necessary when you step into that audition. Students may bring already prepared monologues to the first class, and can also bring new material to work on. 

Class Location: 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 114

Class Times: Mondays, February 6 – March 27, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm

Tuition: $260Register Now


Acting with Gail Dartez

Acting: Behaving truthfully in an imagined set of given circumstances. In this class, you will explore theories and techniques used in character development and preparation of a role for the stage; and broaden your understanding of the acting process. American realistic scenes and/or monologues will be our source material for this class. Participants will use straightforward techniques for physical and vocal warm-up and engage in theatre exercises to support good physical connectivity to the character and to “the other.” Class exercises are designed to support your intimate understanding of the importance of voice and body (the entire instrument) in the creation of character and in support of the craft of acting.

Returning Students: For those students who have taken class with Ms. Dartez, she will build on that foundation and offer up personalized challenges for continued growth.

Class Location: 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 114

Class Times: Tuesdays, February 7 – March 14, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm

Tuition: $260Register Now



Improv II with Katie Rubin – NEW CLASS!

Ok. You’ve learned the Basics of Improv. You feel comfortable with Yes, and. You get how to play with making offers. You’re enjoying beginning to play with developing characters. You’re relatively comfortable playing with 3 line scenes. Now you’re ready to take it to the next level and expand beyond the 3-5 line scene structure and break into entirely structureless scenes. In this interactive-very-fun class, you will learn how to take the rules of Improv to the “next level.” And you will begin to have the experience of SOARING on stage in your scene work. Together, we will grow, expand, shed our training wheels, and PLAY! Congratulations! You’ve done half the work already just by signing up!

Class Location: 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 114

Class Times: Mondays, February 20 – April 3, 2017 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tuition: $260


Stand Up Comedy with Katie Rubin

Have you always wondered how Stand Up Comics DO it? Have you always SECRETLY wanted to try it? Do your friends tell you that you’re funny, and say “You should do stand up!” Do YOU secretly know that you’re HILARE, but aren’t quite sure how to translate that into actual jokes that work onstage? Would you like to learn a very simple joke-writing structure through which you can turn ANY idea or point of view you have into a HILARIOUS JOKE?! Well, lucky you, sister/brother/person – THIS is the class for you! Katie Rubin will teach you the basic structure of ALL JOKES, and she will show you how to channel your witticisms, thoughts, feelings, and WILD points of view into that structure so that you can make scads of people wet themselves with laughter. Take this class if you are BRAND NEW to joke writing – or – if you are currently writing and could use some structured punch-up time/feedback from a kind, and very clear-about-what-works, working comic.

Class Location: 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 114

UPDATED Class Times: Sundays, February 19 – April 2, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuition: $260

Upcoming Shows

Upcoming Events

Mar 15

PREVIEW – Guards At The Taj

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mar 16

PREVIEW – Guards At The Taj

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mar 17

PREVIEW – Guards At The Taj

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mar 18

OPENING NIGHT – Guards At The Taj

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mar 19

Guards At The Taj

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm