In Process: Master Builders

Ready to break out of the box? We are too! Let’s build a playground together out of insanely fun master classes. We take your inquiries and intention and whip up a ridiculously fab residency. We may even create a few new master classes just for you. Seriously, we do it all the time. Why do you think we love collaborating so much?!

PERFECT FOR: Rebels who have already found their “Beginner’s Mind” and want our guidance to build their own playground. Teacher Editions available.

FORMAT: Available as Master Classes or Lectures


RESIDENCY LENGTH: 1 Day – 1 Semester

PARTICIPANTS: middle school  and up

PRICE: $250/master class (travel and housing not included)



THE TANGIBLE OBJECTIVE – Physically understand and create the feeling of HAVE TO in your muscles, heart, breath and spine, no matter what the objective. Explore the difference between the actor’s need and the character’s. Learn how to play in both worlds honestly, passionately and safely.

BEING PRESENT – You are enough. Find your neutral stance, heightened awareness and honest presence. Own what makes you unique in order to boldly create. Fundamental for any artist!

HIGH STAKES INTENTION – Enter as if your life depended on it! Amp up any performance with honest engagement and catch the audience’s breath. This technique helps you find real anchors in a world of fiction. “Higher Stakes” won’t be a common phrase anymore, it’ll be a mantra!

AS ONE – Tap into the collective consciousness in order to create visceral and aesthetically stunning works. Learn how to feel the group’s intention and commit to your own individual intention. This is a highly energized form of creation that utilizes the individual in the group.

FEROCIOUS PLAY: Physical Comedy’s Arsenal of Awesome – Venture into the physical world of clown. Tune up your timing. Make the simple hilariously difficult. Reap the rewards for ferocious play and failing gloriously! Explore acting fundamentals through physical comedy, adaptable to any theatrical genre: vulnerability, actor/audience relationship, status exploration, and dynamics.

MAKING CONTACT – Learn key elements of contact improvisation in order to create dynamic relationships on stage. These tools establish long-term relationship/character development and give a renewed sense of exploration, play, trust, strength and ownership regardless of body type or experience.

DANGEROUS PLAY with Stage Combat – Conflict is part of life, how you explore it is an art form. Using stage combat, physical character building and contact improvisation, learn how to address violence in your art pieces. This is a great avenue for creative conflict resolution, questioning why violence still exists and how our bodies react to it.

THE IMPOSSIBLE TASK – Bond an ensemble in an instant with this impossible task. What is it? It’s what you’ve never seen or accomplished before, that’s the only reason it’s impossible. After this workshop, not only will you be redefining “impossible” you’ll be eager to tackle more!

THE POWER OF MASK – Activate your entire body inside the world of mask. Learn how to expand your theatrical language through full gestures, pinpoint focus, and clarity of character. This energetic workshop is the antidote to ‘talking head theatre.’

INDIRECT DIRECTING – Being a director isn’t synonymous with being a dictator. Learn how to lead with abstract, creative prompts whether you are inside or outside the ensemble.

PLAY AS A DEVISING TOOL – Turn your rehearsal room into a playground and watch the performers soar! Learn how to mine life-evolving games from our childhood into devising-focused fun. You’ll explore how to assess needs within the process; feel when to let go or lean in; raise the stakes; and excel through buoyant play.

WHAT IS THEATRE? – Not as easy a question as you might think, and ripe with possibilities. See how even this simple investigation can break open your ensemble’s assumptions and expectations when creating art.

CONSIDERED SPACES – More assumptions broken down when we explore when and where a story starts and finishes. With the ensemble, we see the space anew—from the lobby to the dressing room, park to parking lot—to see how environment can inform the process and product.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH ART – It’s the story you want to tell and the community needs to hear. How do you access and honor the community voice? How do you bring it into the process, emotionally and physically?



Whatcha wanna build? Holler and let us know!

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