Our Mission
We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

LTW's Education Program

Please see an update from Director of Children's Programming Amanda Gremel regarding changes to summer classes and camps as a result of COVID-19

We challenge each of our students individually and as an ensemble. There are many skill sets to be learned as an actor and we have created classes that help your children and teens advance to each new level. To achieve this goal, it's important to have each student in the proper grade level to learn and be challenged most effectively. Below you will find our registration listings. Please look closely at the grade levels in the listings below to determine the best fit for your child.

Questions: Contact our Director of Children’s Programming Amanda Gremel or Assistant Director of Children’s Programming Stephen Frankenfield.

 


LTW's July Online Summer Classes

School friendly schedules! All showcase dates on weekends

LTW has a generous donor who has paid for all students' $25 deposits for their online classes!

We have worked very hard to adjust all of our games, activites, and exercises to be taught and learned online. While we can’t be in the same room with all our students, we can still achieve our goals for each class. We are very excited to help you explore new forms of theatre.

All classes are held via Zoom

Since we haven’t seen our students in person in such a long time we are inviting families to come to our safe social distance parking lot “parade”. Instructors will be placed around the parking lot for you to drive by and say hi and pick up your students class tote bag! We will be out from 6:30pm - 7:30pm on Wed, July 1st. Don’t forget that we will be at our new building 3322 E. Fort Lowell!

Select the Register button below next to the class you want. Note that we are offering July online classes for registration at this time. Please be sure of your selection before you register!

Tweens and Junior Players Camp: Insomniac Cybersociety

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $205  $180

We know that we can’t be in person for a camp but that isn’t going to hold us back. There’s nothing like a bunch of teens hanging out together in a virtual chat room to provide the perfect setting for a gender-neutral, totally teenage cast, virtual comedy play! Looking for a way to cope with sleepless nights, Poppy creates the Insomniac Cybersociety as a safe, online place for awake but tired teens confined to their bedrooms to pass the long night hours of sleeplessness. It’s almost like going to a slumber party every night! New recruits, like Bunny Slippers, must pass an extensive screening by the group before being allowed to join. But Poppy’s own diligence begins to fall victim to exhaustion, made worse by the fact that Poppy is not always aware when she falls asleep, so her conscious thoughts and her dreams fuse together to create strange realities and stranger dreams. Luckily, the latest outsider who gained entry into the secret society cares about Poppy and wants to help.

Class requirements: LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Due to popular demand, we have opened up more spots. Grab yours today!

Register - One Week Online Camp: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • July 6 - 10

 

All Ages Camp: The Show Must Go On....Line

Ages: 3rd - 12th grade Tuition: $205  $180

We have fallen in love with this show so much and if you missed out taking it in our June classes we are offering it again this term and opening it up to all ages! In this first-of-its kind musical, each actor will receive a 1-2 minute scene or song to rehearse, video record, and upload. When all the videos are played in order, they tell the hilarious story of a group of passionate students desperate to keep their annual musical alive…online! This show will be presented as theatre for young audiences and we will have a YouTube premiere watch party inviting all families of our LTW community to see!

Class requirements: LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register - One Week Online Camp, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM • July 13 - 17

 

Stop...COLLABORATE and Listen: Exploring Theatrical Elements

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $150  $125

What do movement, lighting, sound, and text all have in common? They are some of the most basic elements used in theatre. Each week, students will focus on these elements through a variety of exercises. At the end of the class, students will have learned how to create original works of theatre and will record a showcase via Zoom that includes both solo moments and collaborative work.

Class requirements: LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register Mondays, 1:00-3:00 PM • July 6 - August 3

 

Storytelling and Play

Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd grade Tuition: $135  $110

This class is sure to encourage creativity and imagination as well as introduce your child to ways of storytelling. Each week your child will follow along as we make fun and easy crafts together, and then use them to help us act out and tell a story. Each class will feature games, a craft and a story that all fit within a fun weekly theme. Join us in the jungle as we create animal masks out of paper plates or swim in the sea as we make fun fish puppets out of paper bags. Using simple supplies and our big imaginations, we will have fun creating together and bringing our stories to life! This is a non-performance based class. Parents are invited each week to make crafts with your student and play along with us!

Class requirements: Students provide: Safety scissors, white glue/glue stick. LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 AM • July 7 - August 4

 

The Film Makers

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $205  $180

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a film while you’re quarantined at home? Who hasn’t? Well, all you need is an idea and a cell phone; we’ll help you out with the rest. Join us for this class, where you’ll learn the basics of putting a short film together: Creating an outline/script, storyboarding, shooting on your cell phone, and working with your instructors to edit your film together. At the end of this class, we will host a YouTube premier party and your short film will be ready to show the world!

Class requirements: Students need to have a functioning phone or camera with which they can send and upload MP4 or .MOV files. LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM • July 7 - August 4 • Showcase: Sat, Aug 8

 

Puppets In The Making

Ages: 3rd - 7th grade Tuition: $150  $125

What do you do when you're stuck at home with nothing to do? Why not make puppets and bring them to life. During this online class, students will learn how to make everyday household items into puppets, put together short scenes, and learn how to operate their new puppets. By the end of our time together students will know how to use their own emotions and physical movement to bring their creations to life.

Class requirements: Students provide: Scissors, hot glue gun, white glue/glue stick. LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

CLASS FULL Wednesdays, 1:00 -3:00 PM • July 8 - August 5

 

Fun with Stage Makeup

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $185  $160 - includes makeup cost

Stage makeup can be fun but it requires technique. In this 5 week class, students will explore different makeup styles like basic stage, old age, fantasy, special effects, and animals. Students will get their own stage makeup starter kit to use throughout this class and still have leftovers to keep practicing, even on the whole family!

Class requirements: LTW will set up a pick up time for make up kits after the first day. LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register - Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM • July 8 - August 5

 

Exploring Acting Techniques: Let's create a story

Ages: 3rd - 5th grade Tuition: $135  $110

Let your child unleash their imagination and creativity with us as we build a story! In this class, students will discover the many different components of a story. Working together, we will write a brand new story straight from their imaginations. They will then get to perform their story in a reader’s theatre format at the end of our time together. Using a combination of creative imagination and fun acting techniques, your child will get to see their amazing ideas brought to life!

Class requirements: LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register - Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 PM • July 9 - 30 • Showcase: Saturday, August 1

 

Building Songs for Musical Theatre

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $150 $125

Have you ever wanted to learn what makes musical theatre songs so catchy, so fun, so moving? This class will work together as a team to uncover the building blocks of the greatest musical theatre songs by digging deep into our favorite songs, writing our own musical theatre lyrics, and composing an original epic ensemble song. There is no need to read music or play an instrument to join this amazing group. A passion for musical theatre, an adventurous singing spirit, and a love of collaboration is all you need.

Class requirements: LTW will provide a tote bag with class materials

Register Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 PM • July 9 - 30 • Showcase: Saturday, August 1

 

This class is SKETCHY!

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $150  $125

Humor, creative thinking, comedic timing, this class has it all. In this new comedy sketch online class, we will take the art of “thinking on your feet” and transform it into original short skits. This class will develop scenes similar to those seen on shows like “ALL THAT”, THE WHO”S WHAT SHOW?”, “SO RANDOM”, “SONNY WITH A CHANCE”, and even “SNL”. At the end of our 5 week class, we will have a YouTube premier party so make sure to invite the whole family.

Class requirements: LTW will provide a tote bag with class materials

Register Fridays, 1:00 - 3:00 PM • July 10 - 31 • Showcase: Saturday, August 8

 

Let’s Get Ready to RUMBLE!: Stage Combat

Ages: 5th - 12th grade Tuition: $150  $125 (for 2)

Ever wonder how actors are able to fight on stage and not get hurt? Well here’s your chance to find out! Grab a partner, whether it’s your sibling, parent, grandparent, or even a friend, and learn the basics of stage combat. You will learn safe techniques to help you choreograph your own fight scene. This class is sure to be at “HIT”!

Class requirements: This class is designed for students to have an in-person partner. All participants should wear comfortable clothing and a space that two people can move around in. LTW will provide a tote bag with class goodies!

Register - Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM • July 11 - August 8

 

Please contact Amanda Gremel with any questions at Amanda.g@livetheatreworkshop.org

 


About Us

The Live Theatre Workshop’s OnStage! Education Department was developed and continues to develop as a center for teaching the theatre arts in a friendly and creative setting. Weekly classes and summer and winter drama day camps are taught by trained, experienced teachers, actors, and directors from the Tucson community. The program ranges from introducing theatre through the process of producing a script all the way to advanced technical and acting roles, as well as internships. The OnStage! Education program is a great place to begin and develop as a theatre artist.

Questions: Contact our Director of Children’s Programming Amanda Gremel or Assistant Director of Children’s Programming Stephen Frankenfield.

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