WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

In this exciting series, students will have an opportunity to explore a different aspect of theatre and music from the eyes of a professional. Join us one Saturday of the month from 11:30am-1:00pm (central). Check out the schedule below for a full list of workshops!

1st-5th Grade Workshops are 1 hour, and 6th-12th Grade Workshops are 1.5 hours.

 
 
 
 

Sept Weekend Workshop

Saturday, Sept 26 

11:30am-1:00pm (CST)

Saturday, Aug 22

Saturday, sept 26

Saturday, OCT 24

Broadway Dance Workshop with Heather

Saturday, August 22nd | 11:30am-12:30pm CST | 1st-5th Grade

Join Ms. Heather in an hour-long jazz/theatre dance class! Our class will include a warm-up, a quick technique overview, and learning a short jazz/theatre dance combination to a Broadway musical song. It will include level appropriate dance moves students will love and have a blast learning! 

Heather is a Philadelphia native turned New Yorker. She’s been dancing for 20 years, specializing in jazz and theatre dance. She attended NYU in Manhattan earning a degree in Vocal Performance. After graduation, she toured the country as a dancer with Broadway’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It” followed by regional productions of “Nice Work” in Ogunquit, Maine and Long Island, New York. She then “set sail” with Disney Cruise Line as a Mainstage singer.  Returning to NYC, Heather became a dance teacher at “Groove With Me,” a non-profit dance studio for girls, teaching jazz and tap. Before the pandemic, she was a music teacher and manager at a Manhattan music school. 

Improvisation Exploration with Louie

Saturday, August 22nd | 11:30am-1:00pm CST | 6th-12th Grade

Saturday, September 26th | 11:30-12:30 CST | 1st-5th Grade

In this fast-paced session, students will learn the fundamentals of improv comedy, form and structure through engaging games and exercises that develop character work, patience, listening and working as a comedic ensemble.  

LOUIE PEARLMAN HAS BEEN AN INNOVATOR AND A MAVERICK OF THE NEW YORK CITY COMEDY AND ARTS SCENE SINCE 2002.

During his career he's taught comedy, public speaking and team building across the continent with students of all ages. He's currently teaching a weekly virtual improv class for kids. To sign up, please visit www.LouiePearlman.com

Louie also co-hosts and produces the pop culture podcast XOXO Riverdale, and the live streaming radio show Kick The Jukebox. His pieces have appeared on Gizmodo, Rebeat Magazine and Tough Pigs. He is proud to be the co-writer and creator of the “Sugar Sweet Sixties Bubblegum Musical” Joey and Ron, which enjoyed a run at The Player’s Theater in NYC in 2019.

For over ten years Louie has been a producer, director, performer and teaching artist with the nationally recognized arts education company Story Pirates, where he's performed nationally in theaters, music festivals and schools.

What Is Music? with Sean

Saturday, September 26th | 11:30am-1:00pm CST | 6th-12th Grade

In this masterclass, students will be tasked with deciphering the timeless question "What is Music?" Do we define music by form, instrument, sound, technique, study or something more? Is there music in a plastic bag? In a box of staples? Our own bodies? With the guidance of our instructor, we will explore these ideas as well as what constitutes and provides a living or study of music. As someone who has made a living doing every aspect of music (and some aspects that people might not consider music) traversing this thought is crucial to music education and success. 

Sean Perham is a Musician/Comedian/Actor from NYC. He received a bachelors in Music Education from Fredonia State University and a masters In Music Performance from NYU both with a concentration in Percussion. During that time he was fortunate enough to share the stage/tour with artists like Joe Locke, Arnie Lang, The Black Arm band and others in such historic venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Fox Theatre of Atlanta and Georgia to name a few. After college, Sean found himself the Music Specialist at a charter school in Brooklyn for several years. He stepped away from teaching to pursue performing and quickly secured the full time drum-set position for the 2015 revival of Golden Land with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Immediately following in 2017 he achieved one of his dream jobs as a performer with STOMP. He has been with the company for about 4 years doing STOMP NYC, STOMP International Tour and STOMP National Tour.

Music in Everything with Sean

Saturday, October 24th | 11:30am-12:30pm CST | 1st-5th Grade

In this masterclass, students will explore the wonder of music found in everyday objects. From household items such as pencils, notebooks, and water bottles, to our own bodies, we will be diving into the ever expansive world of music. At the end of this masterclass, you will no longer see your house as a collection of rooms, you'll see and orchestra full of instruments.

Sean Perham is a Musician/Comedian/Actor from NYC. He received a bachelors in Music Education from Fredonia State University and a masters In Music Performance from NYU both with a concentration in Percussion. During that time he was fortunate enough to share the stage/tour with artists like Joe Locke, Arnie Lang, The Black Arm band and others in such historic venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Fox Theatre of Atlanta and Georgia to name a few. After college, Sean found himself the Music Specialist at a charter school in Brooklyn for several years. He stepped away from teaching to pursue performing and quickly secured the full time drum-set position for the 2015 revival of Golden Land with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. Immediately following in 2017 he achieved one of his dream jobs as a performer with STOMP. He has been with the company for about 4 years doing STOMP NYC, STOMP International Tour and STOMP National Tour.

 

Creating a Costume with Rose

Saturday, October 24th | 11:30am-1:00pm CST | 6th-12th Grade

Join Rose, a Broadway costume technician and NYC-based costume designer in an exciting workshop to learn the basics of creating costumes for characters on the stage. Students will design a costume for a character from their favorite book and learn the process of costume design. Students will be given the tools to keep creating even after the class is over.

Rose Bisogno is a costume designer and wardrobe technician based out of NYC. 

She has designed costumes for Atlantic Theater Company, New York University, and other theater institutions in NYC. 

She has also worked backstage on Broadway as a Wardrobe Technician and is currently the Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor at Beetlejuice the Musical. Previously, she has worked on The Cher Show on Broadway, Jersey Boys at New World Stages, Cagney the Musical, Daddy Long Legs, and many other wonderful productions. Theater is story telling, and costume help tell the story in the more tangible way. Let's tell the story together!