THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Join us for a variety of 2-day and 3-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.

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

iMPROV workshop series

IMPROV: SCENE WORK
Guest Instructor: Cindy Shields

Dates: July 14, 21 and 28

Explore character and narrative, and build on the skills we learned in THE BASICS. This workshop dives into how to make bold choices, relationship work, enhanced storytelling, and scene development through a variety of short form formats.

Age                       Day                        Time                      Fee                        Class

18+                     Sunday                 1:00 - 3:00 pm     $75/$85              366616-01

 

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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.


IMPROV: PERFORMANCE
Guest Instructor: Cindy Shields

Dates: August 4, 11, and 18

Refine tools and skills from THE BASICS and SCENEWORK, as we head to a performance for friends and family. Work on fast-paced, short-form improv in the vein of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and get ready to make ‘em laugh!

Age                       Day                        Time                      Fee                        Class

18+                     Sunday                 1:00 - 3:00 pm     $75/$85              366617-01


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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.





dance for the stage workshop series

CONTEMPORARY BASICS
Guest Instructor: Christopher M. Albrecht

Dates: 7/21 & 7/28

Delve into contemporary dance terminology, technique and repertoire. This workshop includes simple travelling phrases and choreographed sequences, with focus on emotional expression. 

Age                       Day                        Time                      Fee                      Class

18+                     Sunday                 10:00 am - 12:00 pm     $50/$55              366624-01


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CHRISTOPHER M. ALBRECHT graduated from UCLA’s Dance Department with honors in Dance Composition, and is currently a Choreographer and Teaching Artist all over Los Angeles and Orange County.  He is happy to have choreographed four summer musicals for TTC including Hairspray, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sister Act, and most recently How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.  Last fall, he received the 2017 Excellence In Arts Award presented through the City of Torrance.  Other credits include: Urinetown with the Courage Theater Company (Better Lemon’s Ticket Holder Award: Best Choreography); Rock of Ages with Summer Repertory Theater; Violet, She Loves Me, and Hairspray with the Chance Theater as well as assisting Kelly Todd on In the Heights and the West Coast Premier and Ovation winning production of  Lysistrata Jones; Drowsy Chaperone and In The Heights at the Valley Performing Arts Center; and Is There Life After High School? at the LATC.

TAP FOR THE STAGE
Guest Instructor: Logan Gould

Dates: 8/4 & 8/11

Cover a wide range of tap vocabulary from flaps to time steps. Learn about rhythm, weight shift, and articulation. The workshop includes short combinations of a musical-theatre theme.

Age                       Day                        Time                      Fee                      Class

18+                     Sunday                 10:00 am - 12:00 pm     $50/$55             366623-01

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LOGAN GOULD first joined the Torrance Theatre Company in 2009 when he starred as Ralphie Parker in the company’s production of A CHRISTMAS STORY. Since then Logan has been seen onstage in OKLAHOMA!, HAIRSPRAY, as Charlie Bucket in WILLY WONKA, and as the tapping dancing side-kick George in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. A recent graduate of Orange County School of the Arts, Logan has been training as a dancer, actor, singer for most of his life. In the fall Logan will continue his training as part of the prestigious University of North Carolina School of Arts theatre program.

 

COMING THIS FALL…

DIALECt workshop series

A six-week program, that is broken down into three separate workshops designed focusing on a wide variety of dialects needed for the stage.

improv workshop

Revisiting our spring workshop that serves as an introduction to all things improv. A great refresher or starter program for future improv classes and intensives.

ACTING TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE: MEISNER

An 6-week intensive that dives deeper into the Meisner Technique as offer in our spring workshop. Uniquely tailored to meet participants where they are in the learning journey.

improv INTENSIVE: scene to the stage

An 6-week intensive that builds upon previous offering to help actors build confidence in their improv skills, and ultimately land on stage for a performance for friends and family. This intensive is also tailored to meet participants where they are.