THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Join us for a variety of 2-day workshops designed to help strengthen your skills and build confidence. We will be updating this page with Instructor bios and more info.

For the City of Torrance Registration website, click here.

Once on the registration search page, locate the “Special Interest” box, and then click on the link for “Theatre Classes.”

Or call the registration office at (310) 618-2720 to enroll via phone. 

 
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STRASBERG TECHNIQUe

Explore Lee Strasberg’s “method” and learn how personal experience and memory can lead to an authentic performance. We will use Strasberg’s techniques to create a psychological and emotional basis for character study and apply these techniques to scene work. No experience necessary. All materials provided. 

Instructor: JONATHAN WESTERBERG 

AGE            DAY             DATE              TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+            W             3/6 &3/13        7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          166610-01

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JONATHAN WESTERBERG studied acting, directing, and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the former Co-producing Artistic Director of Circle X Theatre Company where he has produced, directed, composed for, and designed dozens of productions; he continues to work as a freelance director for Circle X and other theater companies city-wide. Jonathan currently teaches Drama at Mira Costa High School and is the director of extracurricular activities for the Costa Drama/Tech Department.


 

COMING THIS SPRING

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRURARY 26TH

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IMPROV

Energize your imagination, improve listening skills, and build confidence through engaging Improv games. This fun and supportive environment leads to improved people skills, self-expression, and increased spontaneity.

Instructor: CINDY SHIELDS

AGE               DAY           DATE             TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W            4/3 & 4/10      7:00-9:00 pm         $50/$55          266611-01

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CINDY SHIELDS is a 40+ year veteran of stage, TV, voice-over, and stand-up comedy. Some of her favorite roles have been with her beloved Torrance Theatre Company (over 25 productions). Cindy can currently be seen performing stand-up all over Los Angeles, and on TV in commercials for Tophatter, Consumer Cellular, and Credit One. She has been teaching Improv in the South Bay for a decade. A student of The Groundlings, she loves sharing the joy of performing with young and old alike.

 

Dialect (Standard British - RP, Irish)

Discover the tools and resources necessary to learn a new dialect, while working on two foreign language accents you will frequently encounter at auditions.

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                   4/17 & 4/24               7:00-9:00 pm         $50/$55          266612-01 


Dialect (New York, American South)

Discover the tools and resources necessary to learn a new dialect, while working on two standard American accents you will frequently encounter at auditions

Instructor: TBA

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                  5/1 & 5/8               7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          266613-01 



Cold Reading

Learn tips and tools necessary to strengthen your cold reading skills. Enhance your ability to create a memorable and unique performance with little prep time.

Instructor: JONATHAN WESTERBERG

 

AGE               DAY                      DATE                        TIME                       FEE                  CLASS
18+                W                  5/15 & 5/22              7:00-9:00 pm        $50/$55          266613-01 

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JONATHAN WESTERBERG studied acting, directing, and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the former Co-producing Artistic Director of Circle X Theatre Company where he has produced, directed, composed for, and designed dozens of productions; he continues to work as a freelance director for Circle X and other theater companies city-wide. Jonathan currently teaches Drama at Mira Costa High School and is the director of extracurricular activities for the Costa Drama/Tech Department.



 

COMING THIS SUMMER…

iMPROV workshop series

A 9-week program, that is broken down into three separate workshops designed to take actors from the fundamentals to performance.

dance for the stage workshop series

An 8-week program that is broken down into four separated workshops, each designed to give actors the tools needed to strengthen their dance skills in a variety of musical theatre styles. Uniquely tailored to meet participants where they are in the learning journey.