Youth Classes & Workshops

Summer, here we come!

Our virtual classes and workshops for youth entering grades 6–12 + recent grads are a perfect way for theater-loving kids and teens to spend their no-school days. Whether you want to build on existing skills or try something new, your summer is about to get super fun and all-out awesome.

All offerings are virtual, and no experience is necessary — just come as you are!

Scholarships are available for all educational programming, and you can apply here. Questions? View our youth classes FAQs or email classes@guthrietheater.org.

Entering grades 6–9

WORKSHOP: SLAY!
Feel confident, fierce and powerful while learning fun choreography, grooving to music and dancing your way to empowerment. This one-day workshop creates an open environment to get your cardio up, move your body and challenge yourself. Do away with fears and perfectionism while learning how to get out of your own way so you have no choice but to slay all day! No prerequisite or dance experience required. Open to students entering grades 6–12. Capacity: 30 participants.

  • Date: Thursday, July 15 | 4‒5:30 p.m. CDT
  • Workshop Fee: $20
  • Instructor: Brian Bose

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WORKSHOP: IMPROV
Learn how to create scenes and characters at the drop of hat by playing fun games in an environment of trust. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the art of comedic timing, getting comfortable onstage and coming up with a story in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is say “Yes, and!” No prerequisite. Open to students entering grades 6–12. Capacity: 12 participants.

  • Date: Thursday, July 22 | 4‒5:30 p.m. CDT
  • Workshop Fee: $60
  • Instructor: Gretchen Grunzke and Lucy Farrell 

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MIDDLE SCHOOL: ACTING THROUGH SONG
Focus on connecting movement and voice to the emotional arc of a character through song. You’ll explore audition sides (song excerpts) from popular musical theater ballads, break down the text and learn musical techniques to help you form fully developed characters and effectively communicate a story onstage through song. No prerequisite. Capacity: 10 participants.

  • Dates: Monday ‒ Thursday, July 26‒29 | 10‒11:30 a.m. CDT
  • Class Fee: $175
  • Instructor: Domino D’Lorion and Dariana Pérez

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MIDDLE SCHOOL: YOUNG ACTORS INTENSIVE
Are you ready to enter the world of professional theater? In this four-day intensive, you’ll dive into the art of acting through the study of character development and scene work, all while being empowered to find your personal approach to building strong and engaging characters. No prerequisite. Capacity: 12 participants.

  • Dates: Monday ‒ Thursday, July 12‒15 | 10‒11:30 a.m. CDT
  • Class Fee: $155
  • Instructor: Lucy Farrell and Dariana Peréz

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MIDDLE SCHOOL: AUDITION READY
You’ve taken acting classes and built your skill set. So what’s next? It’s time to get onstage! Learn what it takes to land a role in this all-things audition class. Focusing on one monologue, you’ll explore character creation, the audition process and tips to help you enter the audition room with confidence and have a blast showing them what you’ve got! No prerequisite. Capacity: 12 participants.

Bring a monologue of your choice (60‒90 seconds) to the first class.

  • Dates: Monday ‒ Thursday, July 19‒22 | 10‒11:30 a.m. CDT
  • Class Fee: $155
  • Instructor: Domino D’Lorion and Lucy Farrell 

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Entering grades 10–12 + recent grads

HIGH SCHOOL: THE ACTOR’S TOOLKIT
Working in collaboration with a professional theater artist, you’ll develop a foundational acting practice by focusing on voice, movement and scene study while being introduced to the professional and creative practices of the Guthrie. No prerequisite. Capacity: 12 participants.

  • Dates: Monday ‒ Friday, July 12‒16 | noon ‒ 2 p.m. CDT
  • Class Fee: $185
  • Instructor: Laura Esping and Lucy Farrell 

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HIGH SCHOOL: TRIPLE THREAT TOOLKIT
Build your skill set by growing the key foundations of acting, singing and dancing. Led by talented theater artists who have worked on stages across the Twin Cities and beyond, this fun, engaging class will teach you what it takes to be a real triple threat! No prerequisite. Capacity: 12 participants.

  • Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 19 ‒ August 4 | noon ‒ 2 p.m. CDT
  • Class Fee: $225
  • Instructor: Max Wojtanowicz and Linda Talcott Lee

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WORKSHOP: ACTING FOR FILM
Lights, camera, action! If you want to expand your talent beyond the stage, this workshop will explore acting techniques for film and compare the similarities and differences when acting for stage or camera. You’ll also receive feedback on a filmed monologue you’ll submit prior to the second session. No prerequisite. Capacity: 10 participants.

Choose a monologue from theater or film (60‒90 seconds) before the first session.

  • Dates: Thursdays, July 29 and August 5 | 4‒6 p.m. CDT
  • Workshop Fee: $95
  • Instructor: Erin Roberts and Dariana Peréz

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WORKSHOP: SLAY!
Feel confident, fierce and powerful while learning fun choreography, grooving to music and dancing your way to empowerment. This one-day workshop creates an open environment to get your cardio up, move your body and challenge yourself. Do away with fears and perfectionism while learning how to get out of your own way so you have no choice but to slay all day! No prerequisite or dance experience required. Open to students entering grades 6–12. Capacity: 30 participants.

  • Date: Thursday, July 15 | 4‒5:30 p.m. CDT
  • Workshop Fee: $20
  • Instructor: Brian Bose

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HIGH SCHOOL: AUDITION INTENSIVE
Nail your next audition with this intensive for young actors! You’ll master a monologue of your choice while learning how to create a self-taped audition for theater or B.F.A. programs, read sides (script excerpts) during an audition and effectively take direction on the fly. This six-session class will culminate in a mock audition with feedback from a local director. No prerequisite. Capacity: 10 participants.

Memorize a monologue of your choice (60‒90 seconds) before the first class.

  • Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 20 ‒ August 5 | noon ‒ 2 p.m. CDT
  • Class Fee: $225
  • Instructor: China Brickey and Domino D’Lorion 

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WORKSHOP: IMPROV
Learn how to create scenes and characters at the drop of hat by playing fun games in an environment of trust. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the art of comedic timing, getting comfortable onstage and coming up with a story in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is say “Yes, and!” No prerequisite. Open to students entering grades 6–12. Capacity: 12 participants.

  • Date: Thursday, July 22 | 4‒5:30 p.m. CDT
  • Workshop Fee: $60
  • Instructor: Gretchen Grunzke and Lucy Farrell 

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