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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. Learn more about our Teaching Artists.  

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Improv to Improve: Artful Skills to Build or Lead Your Business

Class Description: The tools of improvisational comedy, when applied to the world of business, can significantly increase productivity, improve communication both within and between companies, and dramatically increase workplace innovation and satisfaction. The process of improv draws on certain time-honored principles—“yes, and” being the first among them. Simply put, “yes, and” means performers accept what their scene partners do or say as part of the reality of the scene. They then build on that reality with their own contributions. To effectively employ “yes, and” performers must be present in the moment, listening carefully and contributing positively. In the work world, “yes, and” improves communication by reducing barriers and increasing acceptance between co-workers and across company lines. This is only one of the precepts of improv that we will cover in this course. The fun and easy-to-learn skills of improv might be valuable to you as you build, manage, and grow your business. Improv concepts not only can help you confidently embrace the unknown and stimulate creative problem-solving at work, also could enable you to confront the stresses of personal life with amazing calm and ease.

Class Location: CLARA, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 135

Class Time: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00-4:00 pm (1 hour lunch break at 12 pm)

Tuition: $199

Shakespeare For Actors with Matt K. Miller

Class Description: A class for the actor seeking proficiency in delivering clear and compelling Shakespearean dialogue onstage. Through exploration of Shakespeare’s compositional elements, cultural context and acting techniques, students will develop a practical approach to effectively conveying the meaning and emotional content of the Bard’s language to a modern audience. A general familiarity with Shakespeare’s canon is preferable, but not necessary. Comfortable clothing is recommended, as is materials for taking notes. Participation is essential.

Class Location: CLARA, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 135

Class Times: Mondays, April 15 – June 17, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
        (8 Classes – No class Memorial Day, May 27, or Monday, June 10)

Tuition: $230

Strange Ways to Write Plays with Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Class Description:  Spend a fun and intensive weekend with playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb exploring the craft of Playwriting as we collectively explore the various tools the playwright has to create a piece and simultaneously try to bring our more impulsive, intuitive and bizarre creative instincts to the fore. Embracing the “Yes, And” spirit of improvisation, Nachtrieb will guide the group through a series of fun and possibly bizarre exercises exploring a number a different playwriting topics (such as character, language/dialogue, action, scene energy and structure). As we work on craft, we’ll look to see what creative hotspots are emerging within our exercises. In a nutshell, we’ll be exploring different ways how we can write and seeing how that affects what we write about.

Class Location: CLARA, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, Studio 135

Class Time: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 12:00-5:00 pm, and Sunday, June 2 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuition: $330

Upcoming Shows

May
1
Wed
7:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick      
May
2
Thu
7:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick      
May
3
Fri
8:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick      
May
4
Sat
8:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick      
May
5
Sun
2:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick      
May
8
Wed
7:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick      
May
9
Thu
7:00 pm The Other Place
The Other Place
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Other Place
THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White Directed by Michael Stevenson May 1 – June 2, 2019 Sacramento Premiere | NY Times Critic’s Pick