Youth Classes & Workshops

Online and all-out awesome

Our virtual classes and workshops for youth in grades 6–12 are designed to empower theater-loving kids and teens to be artists and lifelong learners while exposing them to the professional practices and community of the Guthrie. Classes are introductory and have no prerequisite unless indicated. 

For the health and safety of our students, staff and teaching artists during the COVID-19 crisis, we have transitioned our classes to a virtual format.

Scholarships are available for all educational programming, and you can apply here

Questions? View our youth classes FAQs or email classes@guthrietheater.org.

We will add more virtual classes throughout the season, so check back often! Those 18+ can also explore our offerings for adults.

Grades 6–8

MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTING: CHARACTERS, SCENES AND MONOLOGUES
Characters are at the center of every story and have the power to captivate and inspire an audience. By delving into the creation of scripted text and characters through scenes and monologues, you will explore a variety of approaches for character development and be empowered to find your personal, unique approach to building strong and engaging characters. This class culminates in a showing with friends and family on the final day.

  • Dates: Sundays, March 7 – April 4 | Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Class Fee: $185
  • Instructor: Aimee K. Bryant

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WORKSHOP: STAGE COMBAT
Have you ever wondered how onstage fighting looks so real? Join us for a fun and physical workshop of staged punching, slapping and falling taught by a professional teaching artist in the Twin Cities. You’ll explore the elements that must come together to keep a fight scene safe for everyone onstage while learning the tricks needed to create the illusion.

  • Date: Saturday, April 24 | Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $60
  • Instructor: Annie Enneking

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WORKSHOP: STAGE MAKEUP 
Ever wondered how to do character makeup? Join us for an exciting one-day workshop taught by one of the industry’s top makeup artists. You will learn how to make yourself look older and create a scar along with other essential tips to help your makeup shine under the stage lights. Supplies may be purchased as a kit or individually (see link below). If you have questions, email classes@guthrietheater.org 

  • Dates: Saturday, March 27 | Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $60
  • Instructor: Jessica Rau

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTING: IMPROV 
Learn how to create scenes and characters at the drop of hat by playing fun games in an environment of trust. You will learn comedic timing, how to get comfortable onstage and how to come up with a story in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is say, “Yes, and!”

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Grades 9–12

WORKSHOP: STAGE COMBAT
Have you ever wondered how onstage fighting looks so real? Join us for a fun and physical workshop of staged punching, slapping and falling taught by a professional teaching artist in the Twin Cities. You’ll explore the elements that must come together to keep a fight scene safe for everyone onstage while learning the tricks needed to create the illusion.

  • Date: Saturday, April 24 | Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $60
  • Instructor: Annie Enneking

Register 

WORKSHOP: STAGE MAKEUP 
Ever wondered how to do character makeup? Join us for an exciting one-day workshop taught by one of the industry’s top makeup artists. You will learn how to make yourself look older and create a scar along with other essential tips to help your makeup shine under the stage lights. Supplies may be purchased as a kit or individually (see link below). If you have questions, email classes@guthrietheater.org 

  • Dates: Saturday, March 27 | Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Workshop Fee: $60
  • Instructor: Jessica Rau

Register

Meet the instructor & view supplies

HIGH SCHOOL ACTING I: TRIPLE THREAT TOOLKIT
Build your skill set by learning the three key basics 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!

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