Monday, June 27, 2011

Last week to register for Summer Performance and Playwright Classes at the Performance Workshop Theatre

Last week to register for July Classes!

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214


A Creative Drama Workshop for Preschool Children with Katherine Lyons
Tuesday and Thursday mornings: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
July 5 – July 28 (4 weeks)
Ages: 3 - 5
Special Introductory Tuition: $50
Integrating movement, storytelling, song, dance, and puppetry, this workshop will enhance young children’s confidence, concentration and excitement for learning. In each session, children will explore and re-enact stories using simple props, instruments, costumes, and puppets to create characters with their bodies, voices and imaginations.

A Creative Drama Workshop for Elementary Students with Katherine Lyons
Tuesday and Thursday mornings: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
July 5 – July 28 (4 weeks)
Grades: 2nd – 4th
Special Introductory Tuition: $125
A fun, interactive class using theatre games and improvisation to explore voice, movement, and imagination. Children will develop self-esteem, problem-solving and listening skills, learn to express themselves clearly and work together to create their own play based on a story.

A Two-Day Workshop with Ruth Willi-Guidon and Mark Scharf 
Saturday July 9th and Saturday July 16th
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 12 - 15
Special Introductory Tuition: $125.

Curious about this Theater Workshop? What’s it all about? Your curiosity will take you on an adventurous trip into unexplored territories. During the morning sessions with Ruth Willi-Guidon, you will play theatre games, create improvisations with a partner or in a group, and explore ordinary experiences, like walking, sitting, and dressing, by looking at them in an uncommon way. These activities will prepare you for the sessions in the afternoon where your discoveries will be developed into scenes on stage.

During the second part of your day, Playwright Mark Scharf will help you build on what you’ve created 
in the morning to create clear, effective, playable scenes that work on stage. In doing so, Mark will introduce you to the craft of Playwriting by exploring structure, character and dialogue and by using techniques employed in the writing of plays such as settings, images and objects, metaphors, characterizations, objectives and negotiations.


Throughout the year, Performance Workshop Theatre provides a creative environment where student actors are developed by professional resident artists through training and performance opportunities in company classes and productions. Our Theatre offers a wide range of Classes and Workshops for beginners, Professional Master Classes, and Individual Training. Our Young Actors Studio offers Acting Classes for teens and youth. Enrollment per class is limited to 10 participants due to the emphasis on individual coaching. All classes are held at our Theatre in Baltimore.

For more information about the Teaching Artists, the classes, and registration, call  410.659.7830 and visit our website:

Performance Workshop Theatre is located in Hamilton, in the Provident Bank
Building at 5426 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214.