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Stage Management Master Class Series
Learn something new... or brush up!

For three Saturdays in September Theatre in the Park is offering Stage Management Masterclasses! Participants will be introduced to a different phase of the stage management process at each masterclass. 

Taught by TIP veteran Stage Manager April Lynn Kobetz, this master class series will focus on introducing participants of all ages and skill levels to the intricacies of 
stage management.

Volume 2: The Stage Management Team in Rehearsals

Saturday, September 19 – 12-4pm

What does a Stage Manager actually DO during rehearsals?

Our second session will explore the different roles of the Stage Management Team throughout the rehearsal process. This will include learning about blocking notation and how to write it in your prompt script, tracking props, costumes, and scenic changes, and how to take rehearsal notes and turn them into a rehearsal report. 

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Volume 3: Stage Management from Tech to Closing

Saturday, September 26 – 12-4pm

How does a show get from the rehearsal hall all the way to the closing performance?

During our final session participants will learn how to move a show out of the rehearsal hall and on to the stage. Participants will be introduced to technical and show running paperwork including cue sheets and run sheets, how to setup a backstage with props, costumes, and scenic elements, preparing the prompt script for all types of cues, and even practice calling cues to past TIP productions

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Come to one session to hone a skill or attend all three and leave better prepared for your first stage manager gig! 


Scenic Painting!
Expand young artists' skills or try something new!

Scenic painting is the art of creating paintings that look real on a large scale and from a distance. Professional Scenic Artist Bethany Elliot, former TIP Scenic Charge Artist, returns to teach a whole month of scenic painting master classes. Bethany is a graduate of Avila University and has work with Berkshire Theatre Group and Harvard University. 


Welcome to the Jungle: Foliage 101
Paint your own jungle!
9am-2pm - Saturdays, September 19 and 26
Ages: 10-14
$60-$65
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Introduction to Tromp L'oeil (3D painting)
Learn how to make two dimensional painting look like 3D!
6pm-9pm - Mondays and Wednesdays, September 21, 23, 28, 30
Ages 14-104
$50-$57.50
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Wood-grain On The Brain
Learn to make ANYTHING look like wood!
6-9pm - Tuesdays and Thursdays – September 22, 24, 29 & October 1
Ages: 14-104
$50-$57.50
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Big Brush Work - Ages 6-10
Saturday, October 3: 9am-12pm
While most fine art classes focus on the fine motor skills that come from the wrist, scenic art is a full body paint work out. Be prepared to move, get a little messy and paint big!
Ages 6-10
$20-25
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