Act Development Workshops


All workshops in this section are for adults (18+), please see "Youth Classes (ages 8-17)" for younger students. Please see the FAQ tab above for class and cancellation policies, as well as other frequently asked questions.


The Art and Importance of Costume: Creating an Alternate Universe on Your Body

Friday, April 6th - 6pm to 7:30pm
$30 per student


This 90 minute workshop will discuss the different aspects one should consider in creating a character for a performance, how those aspects will affect your costume, and how to use those things to convey a message to your audience. We will talk about color and fabric choices and how they impact the perception of your character, how to attractively combine colors and prints, and ways that your environment can help or hinder the success of your costume. We will also discuss ways to successfully communicate design ideas to an outside seamstress, or to render them to be certain you’re happy with the look. There will be opportunities for students to practice some of these skills during the lecture


Act Creation with Jenn Bruyer

Saturday, April 14th - 5:30pm-7:30pm
$60 per student*


There are so many ways to go about creating an act and sometimes it can be daunting. Perhaps you know exactly what you want to create or the story you want to tell but communicating this clearly can be challenging.

There are many ways to ‘skin this cat’. This workshop will provide some fundamental tools and exercises to add to your creative toolbox. Story structure, character development, musicality, use of space and movement aesthetic are just a few perspectives we will explore in this workshop to provide a holistic and thorough view on act creation.

*part of a full weekend of workshops with Jenn, please see "Aerial Workshops" for multiple workshop price packages.