What do the theater and corporate worlds have in common? Teamwork, creative thinking, effective communication and inspired leadership are hallmarks of the world’s greatest theater productions and most esteemed boardrooms. And the Guthrie’s professional teaching artists have a wealth of experience translating theater skills into a more productive and inspiring work place.

Do better in a one-on-one setting? The Guthrie’s got your back with private coaching. Our teaching artists have worked with CEOs, political candidates and transitioning workers in presentation skills, the interview process, general interpersonal communication and everything in between. We’ll follow your lead, tailoring private sessions to you and your dreams.

Contact Jason Brown, Director of Education, at 612.225.6133 or by e-mail at jasonb@guthrietheater.org to explore the many ways the Guthrie can work with your business.


Business Training 

Transforming your workplace through theater.

From team building to effective communication, the theater skills highlighted in our corporate classes can lead to improved job performance, creative thinking, presentation skills and leadership skills. Creating a productive work environment requires imagination, which is why the Guthrie not only offers structured programs on specific themes but the flexibility to customize programs to your company's needs.

We are happy to offer corporate classes at your place or ours. Fees vary by class offering and class size. Contact Jason Brown, Director of Education, at 612.225.6133 for availability and price quote on any of the following classes.

Actors' Secrets for Powerful Presence
Learn actors' secrets for powerful presence, and find your authentic voice. Acquire the skills to engage your listeners and create impact. Led by one of the Guthrie Theater's leading professional vocal coaches, you will learn techniques on vocal clarity, variety and how to relax under pressure.

Leadership Training
Shakespeare and the Spirit of Leadership: The role of imagination in successful leadership as explored through the works of the Bard. Veteran actor Nathaniel Fuller leads you in an exploration of how Shakespeare's plays illuminate the challenges of modern leadership. Studying Shakespeare provides powerful insight into the idea that great leaders are made, not born.

Presentation Skills Training
Acting and communication skills training can be combined to make you a better speaker. Discover methods for preparing your presentation, tips on how to handle a variety of performance spaces and the confidence to overcome other challenges, as well as a logical sequence of vocal warm ups and techniques to make your presentation flawless.

Communication Skills
Scientists tell us we acquire over 90 percent of the total impact of a message from nonverbal factors. What we express or fail to express helps or hinders our message and how it's received. This interactive seminar leaves participants with an understanding of, and power over, expression and communication in the corporate setting.