As a fundraiser and outreach program, the Nathan Hale Theatre officers are leading theatre workshops available to 5th through 8th graders. These workshops are designed to help students learn and get excited about all sides of performing arts!

Workshop Descriptions

Intro to Technical Theater:

The Intro to Tech Theater workshop will cover what it means to have a technical theatre job and what tech theater jobs can be. These include marketing, lighting, sound, set design, props, makeup, costume, and being a stagehand. The basics of each role will be explained as well as paired with personal stories from the workshop leaders.


Stage Management:

This stage management workshop gives students a good understanding of what it means to be a stage manager or assistant stage manager. We will cover responsibilities such as communication, note-taking, and leadership within a production. 


Beginners Tap:

The Beginners Tap class is a three-day workshop covering very basic tap steps, culminating in learning a combo on the last day. Tap shoes and a tap board are not required, and absolutely no experience is necessary.


Intro to Acting:

This two-day acting workshop will teach students the first steps in developing their style of acting. On the first day, we will go over basic ways to improve one’s performance and get into the mindset of one’s character. The following day we’ll be exploring further into acting methods, and how to find the student’s most natural technique. We’ll play games, answer questions, and leave knowing how to take the next step.


Intro to Improv:

The improv class is a one-day workshop that will focus on what makes improv fun! The workshop will cover the basics of improv, as well as applying improv to scripted pieces.


Stage Makeup:

The stage makeup class will go over very basic makeup skills, putting emphasis on being seen on stage using different makeup techniques. The workshop will be available to 7th and 8th graders. 

Products: Foundation, Setting Powder, Eyeliner, Blush. Optional Products: Primer, Mascara, Highlight, Eyeshadow, Lipstick, etc. If students are missing any of the products or don’t have any of them, they are still welcome to join the class and watch! 

Workshop Schedule

  • Intro to Technical Theatre: March 8th

  • Stage Management: March 9th

  • Beginners Tap: March 10th - March 12th

  • Intro to Acting: March 15th - March 16th

  • Intro to Improv: March 17th

  • Stage Makeup: March 18th

(All classes will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 4:40 p.m.)

Sign Up & Payment Info

Each class will have a max of 15 students. If there is a high enough demand for a class, we will be able to schedule another date. Single-day classes (Tech Theatre, Stage Management, Improv, Stage Makeup) will cost $7 per student and multi-day classes (Tap & Acting) will cost $10. 

Class fees can be paid here:

To sign up, email to reserve a spot in the class and eventually receive the Zoom link!