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

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 Education Fall Session Two 2020 Classes

Please read the following as we have new guidelines in place.

Live Theatre Workshop is happy to announce our small in-person classes. All our classes will have a limit of 8 students and sign ups are on a first come first served basis. You must fill out a registration form with a payment to secure a spot. Registrations cannot be accepted by telling a LTW staff member. All classes will be held in our outdoor spaces, but If weather interferes, class will be moved to an indoor space with socially distanced seating. All materials needed for each class will be provided and included in the price. At the end of the session each class will have a showcase or presentation and one family member will be allowed to attend. Filming will be allowed for all classes!

We are keeping a close eye on the spread of COVID-19 in our community by following Arizona Department of Health (ADHS) and Pima County Department benchmarks. One key component to coming back together for in-person classes is tracking the level of COVID-19 spread within the community. The ADHS benchmarks track this across three metrics which are updated every Thursday. You can follow these benchmarks by clicking here: https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-schools

Currently, the benchmarks have been met and we'll be keeping an eye on them throughout the entire semester. If at any time we see an increase in these numbers then all of our classes will change to an online format.

We have created extra safety precautions to help keep our students and staff safe:

All in-person classes will take place at our new campus, 3322 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

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Small In-Person Classes

All Ages Radio Stage Drama Half Day Camps

Ages: 3rd grade and up Tuition: $175

October 12 - 16

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AM camp) OR 1:00 - 5:00 PM (PM camp)

What better way to kick start us coming back together than with a mini camp! Join us for half a day of fun as we explore the world of radio drama. It’s been around since the 1800’s and it’s a blast to be able to share this style of acting to our students. Each student will be assigned a part on our outdoor stage radio show and will be showcased during their class show time on Sat, Oct 17th. On showcase day one car per student will be allowed as we have limited parking spots.

Class location: There will be two AM classes and two PM classes. Each class will have a designated outdoor space as well as an indoor space with socially distanced seating for when the weather interferes.

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Storytelling and Play

Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd grade Tuition: $130

Tuesdays • Oct 20 - Dec 15 (no class Nov 24) • 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Your student already uses their imaginations every day and in this class we encourage creativity and imagination as well as introduce your child to different 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. One guest is invited to the last week of class to make crafts with your student and play along with us!

Class location: Backyard Area. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children’s Theatre.

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Exploring Acting Techniques: Scene Work

Ages: 3rd - 5th grade Tuition: $130

Tuesdays • Oct 20 - Dec 15 (no class Nov 24) • 4:15 - 5:15 PM

Throughout our time together, your student will explore collaboration, character relationships, vocal, physical, and character development techniques to help them establish basic acting skills. Each week, we will focus on a new technique through the use of games, activities, and exercises. Students will use these new techniques to develop short scene work performances. One guest is invited to the last day of class to see their students work.

Class location: Outside Courtyard. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Mainstage Theatre.

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Puppets In The Making

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

Wednesdays • Oct 21 - Dec 16 (no class Nov 25) • 4:00 - 5:30 PM

I can’t think of a better way to tell a story than through puppets, can you? In this class, students will learn how to make a simple hand puppet and bring it to life. Students will learn how to operate their new puppet and create a new character. 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. One guest is invited to the last day of class to see their students work.

Class location: Backyard Area. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children’s Theatre.

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Mini Players

Ages: 3rd - 5th grade Tuition: $150

Wednesdays • Oct 21 - Dec 16 (no class Nov 25) • 4:15 - 5:45 PM

This enchanting class is for students who have some experience in theatre, and have a basic understanding of the terms and skills that go into theatre arts. We incorporate games and theater lessons that relate to the production they are rehearsing, to help better understand their characters and movements on stage and to enhance their performance. During this class students will work on a short one act show that will be a recorded showcase that will be played as a drive in movie in our very own parking lot! Showcase is on the last day of class Dec 16 at 6pm. On showcase day one car per student will be allowed as we have limited parking spots.

Class location: Outside Courtyard. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Mainstage Theatre.

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Tween Players

Ages: 6th - 8th grade Tuition: $200

Thursdays • Oct 22 - Dec 17 (no class Nov 26) • 4:00 - 6:00 PM

This class is the next step from our Mini Players. Students will be able to take their basic knowledge of theatre skills and use them in the next level. They will learn how to analyze their characters and how to connect with each other more on stage by using “beats” and “intentions”. During this class students will work on a short one act show that will be a recorded showcase that will be played as a drive in movie in our very own parking lot! Showcase is on the last day of class on Thurs, Dec 17 at 6pm. On showcase day one car per student will be allowed as we have limited parking spots.

Class location: Backyard Area. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children’s Theatre.

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Creative Dramatics

Ages: 4th - 6th grade Tuition: $145

Saturdays • Oct 24 - Dec 19 (no class Nov 28) • 10:00 - 11:30 AM

What are objectives, beats, and intentions? How do I really become a character on stage? If you are a young actor who is ready to find the answers to these questions, then this is the class for you. We will be diving deep into character development by taking some basic acting skills and expanding on them. Using games and activities to achieve our goal, students will work on short scenes that will be showcased on the last day. One guest is invited to the last day of class to see their students work.

Class location: Outside Courtyard. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children's Theatre.

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There's a Playwright in all of us!

Ages: 5th - 12th grade Tuition: $130

Saturdays • Oct 24 - Dec 19 (no class Nov 28) • 10:15 - 11:15 AM

It’s time to tap into your imaginations and create a story! Through brainstorming activities and short exercises students will learn news ways to get their ideas from their minds and write them down to form short plays. One guest is invited on the last day of class to hear these plays read in a readers theatre style.

Class location: Backyard Area. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Mainstage Theatre.

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Jr Players

Ages: 9th - 12th grade Tuition: $200

Saturdays • Oct 24 - Dec 19 (no class Nov 28) • 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Is your child ready for something more advanced? Do they love theatre and just can’t get enough of it? Then this exciting class is just what they need. Designed to engage your student in a more professional style production, this class challenges students to take a close look on how to develop a character throughout the rehearsal process. We teach students how to “rip” apart their scripts inside and out, fully commit to a character from beginning to end, and learn the importance of working as an ensemble to create and produce their own show. During this class students will work on a short one act show that will be a recorded showcase and will be played as a drive in movie in our very own parking lot! Showcase is on Thrus, Dec 17th at 7:30pm On showcase day one car per student will be allowed as we have limited parking spots.

Class location: Outside Courtyard. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children's Theatre.

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“IMPROV” Yourself

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $145

Saturdays • Oct 24 - Dec 19 (no class Nov 28) • 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Ever wanted to take a class that was nothing but games? Well now you can! In just 5 short weeks we will be exploring the art of improv. Learn how to think on your feet, increase stage presence and reaction, and also the importance of teamwork on stage. Improv is a valuable tool for actors to practice their skills and its fun too!

Class location: Backyard Area. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Mainstage Theatre.

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Costume Design

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $130

Saturdays • Oct 24 - Dec 19 (no class Nov 28) • 2:00 - 3:00 PM

In this class students will be focusing on the design as well as the sewing side of costuming. For the sewing side each student will be given a kit as well as a scrap of fabric to practice different hand stitches and pleats. For the design side of the class we will be working together to pick a theme for the class. Students will research the theme and draw some costume ideas that would fit it. On the last day of class we will all dress up within the theme and present the costume ideas each student came up with. One guest is invited to the last day of class to see their students work.

Class location: Outside Courtyard. If weather interferes, this class will move to our workshop building to keep the students socially distanced.

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Online Only

The Film Makers Online

Ages: 6th - 12th grade Tuition: $200

Saturdays • Oct 24 - Dec 19 (no class Nov 28) • 2:00 - 4:00 PM

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 location: Online in your own home.

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Adult Classes

IMPROV the Night Away

Ages: 18 years and older Tuition: $125

Tuesdays • Oct 20 - Dec 15 (no class Nov 24) • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Ever wanted to take a class that was nothing but games? Well now you can! During this session we will explore the art of improv, learn how to think on your feet, increase stage presence and reaction, and also the importance of teamwork. Improv is a valuable tool for actors to practice their skills and it's fun too! Whether you’ve taken an improv class before, or you’re taking it for the first time, we’re sure this class is right for you!

Class location: Backyard Area. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children’s Theatre.

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Musical Theatre Happy Hour

Ages: 21 years and older Tuition: $130

Wednesdays • Oct 21 - Dec 16 (no class Nov 25) • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

It is time to release your inner musical theatre star! In this class we will learn about classic and new musical theatre shows and songs, learn your vocal part and range, practice vocal techniques to help us learn about our own voice, and rehearse and perform a musical theatre song in a safe and fun environment. Whether you're dusting off the vocal cords or have always felt like you can't carry a tune, this is the perfect class to let loose and find your voice. This class is a weekly meeting of laughter, friends, and music.

Class location: Outside Courtyard. If weather interferes, this class will move to the socially distanced seating in the Children's Theatre.

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Please contact Amanda Gremel, Director of Children’s Programming, 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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