Current Workshops:


SARTA Workshops, Classes and More! 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017  
Happy Valentine's Day


Elly Judges Needed in Youth and Education categories! 

You probably know the old saying, "Life happens while you are making other plans." So, SARTA is looking for two Elly judges to help us complete our 16-17 Elly judging year in the Youth and Education categories. If you love either Youth or Education theatre and want to spend your weekends watching great live theatre, then Elly judging is a great way to do just that.
 
You must have a computer, have your own reliable transportation and complete a three hour training session prior to starting. Judges receive two free tickets to every show but must pay for their own gas.  Interested individuals can fill out this form to get the process started. Thank you.
 

http://www.ellyawards.com/JudgeApplication.aspx


Creative Costuming Workshop on Sat, March 18th!

 
Costumes or Cosplay - Creating unique outfits on a budget
Saturday, March 18 - 12 - 3pm
SARTA Office
2721 Fulton Ave - Ste D, Sacramento, CA 95821

SARTA board member, Steampunk diva, costume creator and fashionista, Ms Iris Dimond, will discuss how to create your next costume on the cheap. She'll amaze you with her own personal creations, share ideas for basic costuming and then challenge you to shop for your next costume piece at the Assistance League thrift store right next door to the SARTA office. You won't want to miss this workshop.
 
$5 class fee; $5 material fee for shopping
 
RSVP today at sarta@sarta.com. Class limited to 10 students. 

Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre Available for Rental



Gather your director, your stage manager, your actors, your stage crew, your house manager and Dessert Manager to present your work on our  stage. 
Whether you want a one night or one weekend stage reading, or full 2 - 4 weekend production: self-producing your play is an exciting accomplishment that feeds the heart of your talent and creativity.

As a first time or an experienced self-produced playwright, you will agree that the first and most important thing you need to obtain when you stage your play is a cooperative, experienced venue.

Thistle Dew Theatre offers the following to local playwrights:
Free rehearsal space for up to four (4) weeks.   For a reading, one week rehearsal time and space, on a first come first served basis.
We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play.

No participation or rental fee other than a portion ($5.00) per sold seat.   An established ticket price of $20.00 or more per seat (including dessert) no complimentary tickets, no "industry nights", no reduced ticket price, no free admission to dress rehearsal or other discounted ticket prices from first night of rehearsal through 'tech week' until closing night!

Limited storage for your props and sets for the length of your run including space for your costumes!

Kitchen service: refrigerator and freezer, pie warmer, coffee maker and tea service.

Black box stage. Piano. Leprechaun Lighting System. Video camera stage monitor for Stage Manager.

Dressing room accommodates up to six actors. Full audio system. 37" html monitor.

Powerpoint capability. Video and audio recording capability.

A backstage walk through (runway) between stage right and stage left (can be eliminated to create a larger stage). 

Stage dimensions 13ft x 16ft  (Full: 16ft x 16ft)

Theatre auditorium seating 36 - 39.

Lobby with tables and chairs seating 24.

Box office.

Show and Ticket Marketing Assistance.

Required:  At least four (4) Costco desserts (no 'Homemade' bakery products) served by you and/or your house manager or dessert manager at intermission. 

No Wine, Beer or other alcoholic beverages served.  No soft drinks.
Email Tom for Testimonials

YOUR PLAY:
Cannot have more than six (6) actors (Due to the limited dressing room space.)

Must be fully workshopped by a competent Playwright Workshop or High School or College Drama Department with final reading by me, Thomas M. Kelly, Artistic Director, Thistle Dew Theatre.


Playwrights & Reading Events


Theatre By the Book at Sierra Stages

Join us for our February Theater by The Book play reading
THURSDAY February 23 at 7:30 PM
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City

"TIMES LIKE THESE" by John O'Keefe, directed by Sands Hall
In 1930's Berlin, a headstrong, fiercely talented lead actress discovers she is no longer welcome in her theatre, because she is a Jew. With humor and compassion, irony and pathos, O'Keefe examines how a fascist movement gets underway, and asks us to ponder how "times like these" come about. 

 

February 19 PLAYWRIGHTS COLLABORATIVE MEETING AT THE CALIFORNIA STAGE THEATRE:

February 19 PLAYWRIGHTS COLLABORATIVE MEETING AT THE CALIFORNIA STAGE THEATRE:
 
At the Sunday, February 19, Playwrights Collaborative Meeting (7:00 PM) we will read Leo McElroy's full-length historic drama: "Curtain Call: The Trial of John Wilkes Booth."
John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, escaped, but was cornered in a barn in rural Virginia and killed by a U.S. cavalryman.  But in this play, he must first undergo a very unusual trial that tests his motives, his relationships, and the results of his actions. 
 
This meeting is at the California Stage Theatre, 2509 "R" Street (on "R" Street between 25th and 26th Streets), Sacramento. The Playwrights Collaborative thanks the California Stage Theater Company for the use of its theater. theater
 
For further information or if you have a play you would like read, contact Gary Agid, chairman, at gary@agid.com (916-383-9267) .
 
Please visit the Playwrights Collaborative Facebook site for more information:  www.facebook.com/PlaywrightsofSacramento
Attached is more information about Playwrights Collaborative and members of its Steering Committee. 
 
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Meetings are monthly (or occasionally twice monthly) on Sundays on dates to be announced. There are no dues, fees or other charges for participating.
"The Playwrights Collaborative is an organization of writers, actors, directors and others interested in the theater, working together to promote the development and production of new plays in Sacramento and elsewhere. Through a cooperative process of peer review, Playwrights Collaborative assists in making plays ready for production and helps in finding suitable venues where shows might be performed."
 
At each meeting, original plays by local writers are read and discussed as are ways to promote deserving works for production. Several theaters have expressed an interest in producing one new original play per year and Playwrights Collaborative has encouraged similar interest by other theatres in the area. There will also be occasional speakers with expertise in various aspects of theater.
 
Playwrights Collaborative invites interested writers, actors, and others to attend and take part in the readings. The group actively promotes new plays to prospective producers. Following each reading, comments and suggestions for improvement will be solicited from all who are present.The Playwrights Collaborative does not share its e-mail list information with anyone.
 
At each meeting, original plays by local writers are read and discussed as are ways to promote deserving works for production. Several theaters have expressed an interest in producing one new original play per year and Playwrights Collaborative has encouraged similar interest by other theatres in the area. There will also be occasional speakers with expertise in various aspects of theater.
 
Playwrights Collaborative invites interested writers, actors, and others to attend and take part in the readings. The group actively promotes new plays to prospective producers. Following each reading, comments and suggestions for improvement will be solicited from all who are present.The Playwrights Collaborative does not share its e-mail list information with anyone.
 


Adult Workshops





Nakamoto Productions 

FEBRUARY CLASSES
 
NEXT PRO AUDITION: MARCH 15TH, 2017
 
Pro Audition     FEB.15th
SOLD OUT!!!!!

AMERICAN VOICE-OVER COMPETITION
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 10am-Noon
The Learning Exchange
1111 Howe Ave, Ste. 115.
Sacramento, 95825
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!!!
THE TWO JUDGES ARE:
TONY JIMA of CROWN NORTH TALENT AGENCY
And CHARLIE HOLLIDAY of
MEDIA CASTING GROUP
REGISTER WITH THE LEARNING EXCHANGE
 
Online:
www.learningexchange.com
Email: info@learningexchange.com
Phone: (916) 929-9200

 

ON- GOING VO LESSONS!
 
Local Instructors....
AFFORDABLE PRICES!!!!
http://nakamotoproductions.com/training
Keep your Voice-Over skills ever EVOLVING

 

Nakamoto Productions
2701 Cottage Way, Suite 21, Sacramento, Ca. 95825
916-447-6499
raynakamoto@att.net
emma1956@att.net
 



Tuesday night improv with Charlie!  

IMPROV!
 
Come have fun with us at at this drop-in class from 7:30 - 10 PMevery Tuesday at the Mosaic Acting Studio in Rancho Cordova.

Improvisation is one of the two most important audition skills an actor can develop. It helps you to think quickly, concentrate, increase mental agility, eliminate "brain freeze" and learn to take risks. It is a skill that absolutely must be learned, and it's fun! No previous experience required ... This workshop focuses on fun and laughter!

Tuition: Ten Bucks Cash.
Cheap Therapy!!
For even cheaper therapy, become a member and attend as many as FIVE sessions per month for just $25.00
Click below to subscribe with your PayPal or favorite credit card. 
 

Please e-mail Charlie at charlie@charlieactor.com if you plan to attend and/or need directions.





Duets Workshops - limited space 

There are two openings in this class at
7:00 - 10:00 PM ON THURSDAY EVENINGS
 
This class must end on March 9th
So Register Now!
 
The Mosaic Acting Studio
(Voted Sacramento's Outstanding Training Resource for Actors)
presents
"DUETS"
Two Person on Camera Scene Study Class
 
I don't do a lot of one-on-one coaching, unless it's to prepare someone for a specific audition. Acting just isn't a solo activity - you need someone to play off of and react to. So with that in mind, I'll be announcing the start dates soon for a new series of classes, which I'm calling "Duets."
Here's how it will work;
1. You and a partner will be working on two person scenes.
2. You and your partner can select the scene or I will help select one for you.
3. Will work on your scene each class until we feel that it's ready, then we'll shoot it.
4. What we shoot isn't intended for your demo reel, but I'll send you a copy if you want it.
5. We start the whole process again with a new script and a new partner if you desire.
6. We'll try to work on three or four Duets each three-hour class
7. Students may start any time as long as there is an opening in the class.
8. Tuition for the class is $100 for 4 sessions
To enroll with your PayPal or credit card click below (3% service charge), or you may call Charlie at 916-588-2699.


New Dates for Mosaic Acting Workshop 

Due to another scheduling conflict, we're moving the start date
for the Mosaic Acting Workshop again!
I've had a number of requests to do it as an eight week class,
followed by a showcase, so here it is!
 
THE MOSAIC ACTING SYSTEM WORKSHOP
"Emotionology and the Whelan Recording Technique"
WHEN: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
THURSDAYS
MARCH 16 thru MAY 4
Followed by a Showcase!
The classes will be conducted at the
MOSAIC ACTING STUDIO
Rancho Cordova
(directions on receipt of deposit)
I've been acting and directing for over fifty years, and I've never found anything as easy and effective, or as much fun to work with as The MOSAIC ACTING SYSTEM. It is the only acting system in the world that takes advantage of the fantastic advances made in general education through the application of a Learning Styles paradigm. I've taught and trained instructors in London, Toronto, and cities in the USA, as well as presenting Mosaic Acting to schools and teachers from middle-school to the University level, including the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The Whelan Recording Technique is the perfect Whole Brain teaching/learning technique. Character, relationship, emotional base and line memorization are achieved with ease and speed never before experienced.
While emotions are the very core of the actors art, there has never been a program until EMOTIONOLOGY that provided the tools for actors to study them in an objective and systematic fashion MAS provides that and more.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
This class is appropriate for High School age and above, and actors at all levels of experience. Tuition is $350 and includes a copy of "Mosaic Acting System" ($50 discount if you have the book) (Prior Mosaic students may repeat for $200, space permitting.) Pre-registration required and only 12 students will be accepted. Directors and credentialed teachers may attend as non-working observers for $200. (Includes book.) To register now with your credit card or PayPal Account (3% surcharge) visit www.charlieactor.com
                                                        
                                                      
Or you may register by phone at 916-588-2699 or send your minimum deposit check of $200 to:
Charlie Holliday, P.O. Box 1142, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1142

Youth/Teen Workshops



Broadway Stars Workshop Audition at MMP-
this Thursday, Feb 16 at 5pm


DDSO Clown Workshops for high school students 
this Spring! 

For more information, please contact scr@ddso.org


Join Lincoln Theatre Companies' Junior Choristers!


Free Acting Classes at Teatro Nagual - Fridayevenings 


Show Time Spring & Summer Workshops at CMT


Woodland Opera House -- Mini Musical and Show Biz Kids!
NOW REGISTERING!
Mini Musical
Wing It!
The baby birds are getting bigger and it's time for them to leave the nest and try to fly. But not this batch of nesters. They have decided they like their snug little nest. Why leave home when it's so nice and safe inside. Eventually all the other birds including the rapping raptors, humming hummingbirds, honking geese and more try to convince them to leave the nest and soar. Songs include "Birds of a Feather", "The Hmming Song"; "Rap of the Raptors" and more. This 25 min musical is created by John Jacobson and John Higgins.
 
Wednesdays- 4:00-6:00
Ages 7-12
February 8 -April 5th (no class March 22nd)
 
Classes will be held at 415 4th Street
 
Recital Rehearsals (WOH Theatre): April 5 4:00-6:00 &  April 6th 4:00-5:00
Recital Performance (WOH Theatre): Thursday, April 6th 5:30
 
Tuition: $90
T-Shirt fee: $10
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Teichert Foundation
Presents
Youth Summer Theatre Camp
Show Biz Kidz-2017
 "HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!"
The Woodland Opera House Youth Summer Theatre Camp is an annual program designed to be an introduction to theatre performance for area youth with or without previous training or experience.  Students spend 4 weeks studying musical theatre technique including, singing, dancing, voice projection, characterization, theatre terminology, and theatre etiquette and professionalism. Students will develop performance skills and will be given an equal opportunity to shine on stage. The camp will culminate with performances of a Broadway -style musical revue, Show Biz Kidz- Hooray for Hollywood! Featuring favorite songs such as "Ghostbusters," "On the Good Ship Lollipop," "Star Wars," and "Staying Alive."
 
The camp will be held June 19th through July 14th
(No class July 4th)
Performances: July 14 at 7:00 and July 15 & 16 at 2:00
 
Show Biz Kidz  Junior Group
Completed kindergarten through age 7
MondayWednesdayFriday11:30-12:30*
*9:00-12:00 July 10th- 14th for dress rehearsals
Tuition: $175
Show Biz Kidz  Morning Group
Ages 8-10
Monday - Friday9:00-12:00
Tuition: $325
Show Biz Kidz  Afternoon Group
Ages 11-16
Monday - Friday12:30-3:30*
*9:00-12:00 July 10th- 14th for dress rehearsals
Tuition: $325
 
Registration begins Jan. 9, 2017  
Register early. Classes fill fast.
 
www.woodlandoperahouse.com