Introducing "Theater Craft-Behind the Curtain: A Free
Hands-On Learning Series"

Love Theater but fear the stage?
Have a knack for carpentry or sewing and want to feel more creatively full-filled?
Want a hands on-inside look at how theater works?

We are excited to offer a series of FREE learning workshops in various disciplines of theater craft at the Albany Barn this Fall and Winter. In a partnership with the Albany Barn and funded in part by a NYSCA Decentralization grant through the Arts Center of the Capital Region, we will introduce participants to a variety of disciplines all required to make theater happen. 

The goal of the project is to turn a spotlight on the work done behind the scenes of a theatrical production and offer participants a chance to work and learn in those disciplines, obtaining skills that can be used both in the real world as well as becoming more involved with the Capital Region theater scene.

Participants in the program will be able to choose from four workshop series, each focused on a different aspect of making theater. Each workshop will be led by a local creative professional, offering first-hand knowledge and active learning over the course of a number of weeks. The workshops being offered are as follows:

•    Mastering Set Design and Construction with Larissa Grossbeck
•    Costume Design and Procurement with Beth Ruman
•    Social Media and Marketing/Graphic Design with Jamel Mosely
•    Make-up and Special effects with Jenn Dugan

Those interested in learning more can attend a free open house on Monday, October 24, at 6:30pm.  

The workshops will coincide with pre-production efforts for Creative License’s planned production of “The Picture of Dorian Gray” scheduled for March 10 – April 1 2017 at the Albany Barn. Those who complete the workshop will be welcomed to continue to work on the show, and all participants will be invited to an exclusive preview performance of the show on March 9th.