CABRILLO EXTENSION WORKSHOPS DESIGNED FOR THE LIFE-LONG LEARNER

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Summer Workshop sessions: June 20-29, 2019

The collaboration of Cabrillo Extension, Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Department, and Cabrillo Stage and NextStage Senior Theatre offers this ALL NEW spectrum of professionally taught classes designed for life-long learners aged 50+. Set in a safe and encouraging environment, artists and student artists hone their skills while enjoying the companionship of others with a similar focus. Explore how the creative process promotes health, lifelong learning, and an empowering sense of mastery in the theatrical disciplines you wish to study.

Online Registration for Summer Workshops through Cabrillo Extension is now open.
To register call 479-6331 or visit www.cabrillo-extension.org

Choose individual subject modules or one of the custom designed programs below.

SERIES A

DANCE & SING BROADWAY

12 Sessions

For students who wish to develop Musical theater skills and “strut their stuff” in a final performance.

Dance The Music Of Broadway

Musical Theater Adventure

Fee: $185.00

SERIES B

LIVING THE STORY

6 Sessions

For students who wish to learn skills that connect head to heart in an authentic expression of the story. Great for anyone who uses their voice to communicate through speaking or singing. 

Your Past—Now Present

Truthful Living - Truthful Acting 

Fee: $99.00 


INDIVIDUAL CLASS LISTINGS

MUSICAL THEATER ADVENTURE TODAY

Experience the exhilaration of the Broadway stage- singing, dancing and acting all at the same. MT Adventure will highlight Broadway musicals currently playing across the country. 

June 20-26 3:15-4:30 pm

Room 5156

Fee: $110.00

Instructor: Kathryn Adkins

Bio: Kathryn Adkins has 20+ years teaching theater, voice and directing Musicals for Cabrillo Theatre Department. She has performed in Europe and for diverse companies including Opera Theater of St. Louis, Santa Cruz Symphony, and Tandy Beal and Co. She has created lead roles for musical theatre companies throughout the South Bay including 7 leading ladies for Cabrillo Stage. She is co-founder and VP of Education for NextStage Productions.  

Fee: $185.


DANCE THE MUSIC OF BROADWAY

Immerse yourself in the world of Broadway theater by learning steps and dance break combinations that make a musical come alive. This class combines with Musical Theater Experience for an end of workshop performance (optional). All skill levels welcome.

June 20-26 1:50-3:05 pm

Room 5156

Fee: $110.00

Instructor: Jill Steel

Bio: Jill Steel is co-owner of Synergy Dance Fitness Tai Chi in Aptos. She is a California native with extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom and Latin Dance. An 8-year member of the San Francisco 49er's Goldrush Cheerleaders, she also served as line captain and choreographed for the team. She taught alongside pop star and professional dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul 


YOUR PAST—NOW PRESENT

Stan Grindstaff brings to Summer Performing Arts his magical system of personal story telling. Life experience + first-person telling in the NOW + NO Script + NO Memorization + NO Rehearsal. Instead, script is replaced with visual & emotional recall, memory is replaced with reliving the scene and rehearsal is replaced by responding honestly to the relived episode. Share Your Own Stories in a relaxed, playful, non-judgmental setting.

June 20-22 12:25-1:40 pm

Room 5137

Fee:  $58

Instructor: Stan Grindstaff 

Bio: An international speaker trainer, Stan co-founded Lucid Storytelling, was a featured teller in The Santa Cruz Storytelling Festivals, and now brings story-based magic to youth in his Mr. G’s Magic Academy—he appeared on the national hit NBC reality show 1stLOOK! Resident performance coach for The 418 Project, he also serves as board president.


TRUTHFUL LIVING - TRUTHFUL ACTING 

If you’ve ever wanted to experience acting, or have acted before and want to dive back in, this fun and informative workshop is for you. Concerned about learning lines?  Don’t be!  We’ll learn the basic steps of the acting process with minimal memorization.  Explore and experience what it means to act, to live truthfully within the imaginary circumstances of a character, and give yourself the gift of stepping into someone else’s shoes. 

June 27-29 1:50-3:05 pm

Room 5137

Fee:  $58

Instructor: Robin Aronson

Bio: Robin Aronson, Ph.D., actor and director, teaches theatre and acting at Cabrillo College and West Valley College.  Robin marvels at theatre’s infinite permutations and life-enhancing powers, and revels in its endless, creative fun.  She likes how theatre brings people together for the greater good. 


READ & SPEAK THEATER - ACTING WITH YOUR VOICE

Enjoy the fun and fulfillment of performance, without the need to memorize! You’ll learn voice acting skills and then participate as a cast member in an ensemble presentation of a Readers’ Theater selection.

June 24-29 11:00-12:15pm

Room 5141

Fee: $110.00

Instructor: Rita Wadsworth

Bio: Rita Wadsworth has participated in Santa Cruz theater as an actress, playwright, teacher, director and producer and as a co-founder of Mountain Community Theater, She has a M. A. in Theatre Arts from San Jose State, and was Theater Arts Specialist at Gateway School and a SPECTRA artist throughout Santa Cruz County. Rita founded and is Head Elf of Elf Empire Productions, her theatrical production company.  Rita’s first love is still acting.  Some favorite roles include MCT’s productions of, Our Town, Comedy of Errors, Arsenic and Old Lace and Noises Off.


SHOW CHOIR WITH A POP!

Put the “show” in your choir with great choral sound, “choral-ography” and FUN! Recreate the moves and sounds of the groups like the Temptations, the Supremes and the Marvelettes. All levels and abilities are welcome in this class. 

June 24-29 12:25-1:40 pm

Room 5141

Fee: $110.00

Instructor: Suzanne Duval

Bio: Suzanne Duval, MFA, has over 20 years of experience teaching voice in Santa Cruz. She has performed with Santa Cruz and Bay Area choirs, with Cabrillo Stage, Opera San Jose, and many other diverse musical ensembles. Her passion is using movement, imagery, and full body engagement to enhance healthy singing technique.