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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 

Thanks SARTA volunteers! We applaud you! 

In honor of National Volunteer Week - we applaud you! 


Here' s just a smattering of SARTA's awesome volunteer board members, Elly judges, and event volunteers! Thanks for supporting SARTA!!!

Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 4th

Your $100 donation to SARTA will provide low-cost workshops for actors in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties. Please give generously on May 4th during Big Day of Giving-
Thank you! 

Can't wait until May 4th to give? You can pre-schedule your donation at 

Intro to Improv with Paul Burke - Monday, May 15 

Introduction to Improv with Paul Burke

2721 Fulton Ave, Ste D upstairs
Sacramento, CA 95821
Please rsvp to
$5 for SARTA members; $10 public
Please bring cash or check to workshop
On and off stage, your ability to improvise and live in the moment is vitally important. In this 2 hour introduction to improv you will learn how to quickly and effectively develop a character, fearlessly initiate scenes, and actively listen to your scene partner. You will become a more confident improviser. In two hours?! Yes! Believe it!
Paul Burke is the Artistic Director and head instructor at Blacktop Comedy Theater in Rocklin, CA. He brings 10+ years of teaching and performing to the classroom. Having also directed over 200 shows, he knows how to help the students become better performers and find their confidence. Paul has studied at the prestigious Second City in Chicago, i0 Chicago, and BATS in San Francisco. Paul looks forward to bringing a fun, playful, and creative environment where students can grow into their potential


Stage Management 101 - May 22 - 7-9pm 

DMTC's Young Performers Theatre Applications to Direct for 2017-2018 Season
Do you love theater? Are you enamored by the glitz and glitter of live performance? It is easy to get swept up in the grandeur but I have news for you: behind every great show is a great stage manager!
Have you ever thought about stage managing but you're not sure where to start? Maybe you're interested in community theater but you don't fancy yourself an actor? Come down to the SARTA office and learn from veteran stage managers Christi Galela, and SARTA board member Kate Pratt, and find out what the backstage life is all about.
Note: Each participant will receive their own mini-Stage Manager kit to help jump-start their backstage career.
SARTA Members - $5
Guests - $10
PLEASE RSVP to! Class size is limited. Hope to see you there!

Yard Sale !!!

Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre

Playwrights & Reading Events

Theatre by the Book - Sierra Stages - May 10

Mark your calendars for our next
Theater by The Book play reading
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
FREE ADMISSION - $10 Suggested Donation

by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Sharon Winegar with Cathy Callas, Robin Callas, Kevin Deppe, Ariel Elliot, Lois Ewing, Scott Ewing, John Gardiner, Alexis Gross,
Ben Hedenland, Jeffrey Mason, and David Painter
Theater by The Book is an informal play reading series for the community
co-presented by Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and his death became a national symbol of intolerance.
Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Playwrights Collaborative Meeting at Cal Stage - May 21


At the Sunday, May 21, Playwrights Collaborative Meeting (7:00 PM) we will read and discuss Peter Meads'  "The Hanged Man" and "The Brew Bike " and selected short scenes from Donya Wicken's  "Timeless Travel Agency"
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 (916-383-9267) .
Please visit the Playwrights Collaborative Facebook site for more information:
Attached is more information about Playwrights Collaborative and members of its Steering Committee.

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.


Adult Workshops

Improv at Blacktop Comedy

Anatomy Of A Character - Dramatic Improv

DATE:          Wednesdays in May
TIME:           7pm -8:30pm
COST:          $15
LOCATION:  Blacktop Comedy, 3101 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95677
The circumstance of improvising dialogue, plot, setting and time in front of a live audience lends itself to comedy because of the unexpected results. Especially when adding further parameters to your performers to challenge and stretch their abilities which can lead to unexpected results in scenes and lots and lots of laughing. But what happens when we remove the lens of comedy and focus more on the improvisation of the plot, the development of the characters with no intention to find the funny and to only find the story?
In this workshop you'll gain:
*         Skills to better develop characters for your scripted and non-scripted work.
*         Chemistry building between actors in a troupe or in a production.
*         A process to create a character that utilizes who you are, but also a systematic approach to building a persona that is not you, to best suit the role.
Drop in sessions on Wednesdays at 7pm. Workshop ranges from 60-90 minutes.
Workshop Materials
Leave each session with prepared notes and instructed exercises to continue your dramatic improvisation exploration on your own.
Ideas & Exercises
Practice and learn various techniques to further develop your characters for scripted work as well as improvisation.
Improv TuneUp
DATE:          Tuesdays
TIME:           7pm - 9pm
COST:          $12
LOCATION:  Blacktop Comedy, 3101 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95677
Improv TuneUp at Blacktop Comedy is a weekly course carefully constructed to make you the best improviser possible. And, with a capped attendance of 14, you're onstage more, making decisions and working together. Learn to be an active listener, a creative performer, and an improviser everyone will want to work with.
Improv TuneUp is two hours of focused improv exercises executed to maximize your growth.  Each week will focus on different skills to help your long form improv. Don't know what "long form improv" is? This probably isn't the class for you, yet. This is for more experienced improviser who has attended a couple Game Nights or classes.
There will be a lot of feedback. You'll walk away having ideas, suggestions, and inspirations.

Nakamoto Productions 

Adrienne Ellis currently has over 30 audio books for sale on In addition to being a working professional actor she has a MFA from UCLA and a teaching credential from Sac State. Training teachers internationally, and presenting at community colleges in California for the Foundation of Community Colleges, gives her a unique perspective on how students learn and how to apply that knowledge in the classroom setting.
Interested in narrating audiobooks? This class will help you decide if audiobook narration is right for you.
This class covers the steps involved, including: finding a book to narrate, auditioning, recording, editing/mastering to the final step of having Amazon sell your narration worldwide through their website and receive a voice credit!
ACX/Audible is the first step.
Learn to navigate the ACX website, what it takes to be a professional audiobook narrator.
Bring in a :30 passage from a book and be recorded and receive professional direction from Adrienne.
You will also get an mp3 copy of your work.
The class will also briefly cover storytelling as both an art as well as a great way to interact with your children, grandchildren, and for your own pleasure.
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 29th, 9am-Noon
                  SUITE 115, SACTO. 95825
FEE: $59                MEMBERS: $54
Recording fee: $12 at door, pay instructor.
Phone: (916) 929-9200
Pro Audition   
Wednesday, MAY 10th7-9pm
Nakamoto Productions, 2701 Cottage Way, Ste, 21
 Sacramento, Ca. 95825
*        This is our most popular, on-going monthly workshop!
*        Learn Audition Strategies!
*        Record actual Voice123 auditions!
*        Learn how to direct yourself from home!
*        Receive an .mp3 of the session!
*        This workshop is limited to 8 and sells out regularly!
*        $40 cash, check or in advance thru PayPal
Get your reservation in ASAP:
You don't have to pay high Bay Area prices for
 on-going VO Training!!!!!
Please go to my website at:
AFFORDABLE/LOCAL INSTRUCTORS for private lessons in:
How to Win Auditions/ Reading for Audio Books/ Movie Trailer Style for every genre/ Narrations/ Documentaries/ Animation-Video Game Voices/ IVR Phone Messages/ Hardsell-Softsell Retail/ Storytelling/ On-Camera/ Audacity/ Home Studios
Nakamoto Productions
2701 Cottage Way, Suite 21, Sacramento, Ca. 95825

Tuesday night improv with Charlie!  

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.
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For even cheaper therapy, become a member and attend as many as FIVE sessions per month for just $25.00
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Please e-mail Charlie at if you plan to attend and/or need directions.

Youth/Teen Workshops

STC's Act Dance Sing Summer Camps

Join STC's School of the Arts all summer long in a fun, supportive, and encouraging environment. Learn about theatre while making new friends and having fun!
Camp staff includes professional theatre artists who lead students through a diverse curriculum that is based on teamwork, confidence-building, and creative expression. Camps include acting, dancing, and singing master classes, with additional classes in scenic arts, improvisation, stage combat, costuming, and more! Each session ends with the students' presentation of their original work for family and friends.
Most camps are Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
with the option of Before and/or After Care for an additional fee.
To enroll your student online, follow this link.
For more information, contact or 916-446-7501 ext. 116

Sutter Street Theatre Ongoing Workshops/Classes

Sutter Street Theatre
Workshops, Classes and Lessons
Vocal Class & Private Vocal Lessons
Private Piano Lessons
   by Kale & Cory Coppin
Acting Techniques ~ Stage vs Film
18 and over
   by Ally Deitz
Oil Painting Class for all ages
   by Mike Jimena
Scene Study and Improv Workshop for ages 10-17
and Private Lessons for All Ages
   by Allen Schmeltz
Musical Theatre for Youth
   by Alison Gilbreath
Musical Theatre Jazz, Dance & Tap Classes
   by Dian Hoel
For information please go to  or call 916-353-1001.

YAS Summer Workshops 

For details, please visit


B Street Theatre Workshops for Youth/Teens

Has your child or teen caught the acting bug?
B Street Theatre announces our Summer Acting Program for 2017, a series of workshops for kids of all ages and skill levels!
$250 if you register before 4/15/17; $275 after 4/15/17.
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
July 3rd - July 10th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: July 10th.
August 7th - August 14th 9am - 1pm 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: August 14th.
YOUTH (9-12 YRS)
$400 if you register before 4/15/17; $440 after 4/15/17.
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 19th - July 3rd 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: July 3rd.
July 24th - August 7th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: August 7th.
TEEN (13-17 YRS)
$400 if you register before 4/15/17; $440 after 4/15/17.
Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
July 10th - July 24th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Final Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance: July 24th.
Space is limited!
Sign up TODAY at 
or 916-443-5300

Lincoln Theatre Company - Spring/Summer Wksp

Sign up for Camp Music Circus today! 


Dates: Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Time:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Camp Music Circus is a two-week day camp in which kids (ages 9 - 12) develop self-confidence, character, and presentation skills through collaborative performance. Children are immersed in a singing, acting, and dancing rehearsal process that fosters success regardless of experience levels. Theatre games, improvisational activities, and role-playing add energy and fun to the summer experience. Camp culminates in a musical performance for family and friends at 5:30 pm on June 30th.
Please download, complete, and return the application below to participate in our 2017 Camp Music Circus program.
2017 Camp Music Circus Application -
Registration form and fee due by May 8th, 2017
MANDATORY ORIENTATION: June 15th, 20175 - 6:30 pm
Applications may be submitted, via email, to Joann Lewis -
You can also mail application to the California Musical Theatre's administrative office:
California Musical Theatre: Education Department
1510 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Cash or check payment may be mailed. If you have any questions, or would like to pay by credit card over the phone, please contact Joann Lewis at 916-446-5880.
Scholarship opportunities may be available. Please fill out the application, below, to be considered for scholarship eligibility.
2017 CMC Scholarship Application -


Woodland Opera House -- Spring Classess

RTAA workshop - Aida School Edition auditions

Auditions for Aida - School Edition

Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:00 p.m.
Directed by Adrienne Dritz-Mars
Ages 10 and up. Workshop fee: $245
The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Adapted from the four-time Tony-Award-Winning hit, Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida - School Edition" is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
More information can be found here:


Summer Camps at Sutter Street Theatre

Performing & Visual Arts Workshop for ages 6-9 and ages 10-16
Monday June 19 through Friday, June 23
Morning Session - 9:00am-11:30am
Afternoon Session - 12:00pm-2:30pm
Performing Arts Camp with Acting, Improvisation, Music and Dance
Visual Arts Camp with Oil Painting, Drawing and Crafts
(Younger class starts with Visual Arts in the morning and moves to Performing Arts in the afternoon.)
(Older class starts with Performing Arts in the morning and moves to Visual Arts in the afternoon.)
There will be a Performance at 5:00pm on Friday June 23 in the Theatre with a Reception and Art Exhibit of the students work in the Annex immediately afterward.
Register by April 30 and the fee is $200 or $300 for two sessions
Register by May 30 and the fee is $225 or $325 for two sessions
Register after May 30 and the fee is $250 or $350 for two sessions
Masters Musical Theatre Master Workshop for 9 - 18 years
June 26 through Friday July 14
Monday through Friday9:00am-2:30pm (No classes on July 3 and 4)
Students will be working on a production of Madagascar
At the end of the Camp they will be performing for three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm July 15 through July 30.
Register by April 30 and the fee is $425
Register by May 30 and the fee is $450
Register after May 30 and the fee is $475
A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold a spot in the Camp. Balance must be paid by the dates listed above in order to get discounts.
Multiple students from the same family will also receive a 10% discount.
Masters Musical Theatre Master Workshop for 6 - 9 years
Monday, July 24 through Friday, August 4
Monday through Friday9:00am-2:30pm (No classes on July 3 and 4)
Students will be working on a production of Jungle Book Kids
At the end of the Camp they will be performing for three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm August 5 through August 20.
Register by April 30 and the fee is $ 325
Register by May 30 and the fee is $350
Register after May 30 and the fee is $375
A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold a spot in the Camp. Balance must be paid by the dates listed above in order to get discounts.
Multiple students from the same family will also receive a 10% discount.

Summer Workshops at DMTC
Davis Musical Theater Company Announces Openings for
Summer Youth Musical Theater Camp - July 3-July 31

(March 20, 2017, Davis, Calif.) - Davis Musical Theatre Company is now accepting applications for its upcoming Summer Youth Musical Theater Camp. This annual workshop, for kids ages seven to 17, runs July 5 through August 4 at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis, CA.
The camp will be taught by Jan Isaacson and Helen Spangler. Both women enjoy multiple decades of musical theater experience, from acting and directing, to producing and behind-the-scenes expertise (sets, lighting, costume design, etc ...). During this four-week camp, students will learn acting, singing, dance steps, vocal projection and other performing skills through theater games, improvisation and scene study. It is ideal for both newcomers and seasoned youth performers.
The camp meets Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., except for the first week, when it will meet Monday-Thursday (with no camp on Tuesday due to the July 4 holiday). There will be a free recital for friends and family to showcase what the students learned during the summer on Monday July 31, 2017 at 7pm.
The cost of this exciting summer camp is just $175 per student. For additional information or to sign-up, please visit and click on the workshop to sign up!
607 Pena Drive #10
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 756-3682