Sage Studio Theatre Workshops

SAGE thumb_2 Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning in-house professional theatre company, Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best.

We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills.

Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with Williams Street Repertory!

 

SAGE STUDIO 2018 FALL SESSION

Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning in-house professional theatre company, Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best.

We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills.

Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with Williams Street Repertory!

**Please read carefully as our payment and refund policies have changed.**

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN TO PUBLIC ON AUGUST 16TH


2018 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Sage Junior – Classes for Kids 7-14!


Ready, Set, Act! Acting for Young Performers
September 18 – October 25, 2018 | 4:30PM – 5:30PM | Tuesday/Wednesdays/Thursdays*


This class is an introduction to the craft of acting that will use theatre games and creative play techniques to help bring students out of their shells and into the bright lights of the stage and teach them the basics of theatre. In classes tailored to the unique needs of each age group, our staff of working theatre professionals offer individualized attention and encouragement as students hone their skills and learn tips and tricks from the best–and help give your family’s “dramatic personality” a place to shine.  Each session will culminate in a performance on the Raue Center stage!

*Ages 7-8: September 18-October 23, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Tuesdays)
*Ages 7-8: September 19-October 24, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesdays)
*Ages 9-10: September 19-October 24, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesdays)
*Ages 9-10: September 20-October 25, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Thursdays)
*Ages 11-12: September 18-October 23, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Tuesdays)
*Ages 13-14: September 20-October 25, 2018 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Thursdays)

Pre-Requisites: None.   
Tuition: $150**

Application Deadline: September 6, 2018.
Registration: Please note, classes will be listed by age. Early bird registration will open July 18th at 10 am. Registration will open to public on August 16th.

 

 

 


High School Classes – Classes for Students Ages 14-18!


Monologue Boot Camp for Actors
September 8-29, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Saturdays


Before an actor can hit the stage in that starring role, they usually play on a smaller stage in the audition room–all by themselves–and the perfect piece for the actor often helps seal the deal. In this four-week course for teen actors, Sage Studio takes a deep dive into one of the most often-requested genres for auditions of all sorts–the monologue. With a focus on making bold choices, character analysis, and learning practical strategies for making the moment come alive onstage – and led by a staff of working theatre professionals–this class will explore pieces from both classical and contemporary literature, and help students build their repertoire with show-stopping new material for all sorts of audition scenarios. This class culminates in a showcase for industry professionals, including representatives from Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theatre company at Raue Center for the Arts.


Pre-Requisites:  Age requirement is 15-18. Students must exhibit an appreciation and aptitude for theatre. Students are required to submit a video audition of a monologue from a play or musical. This should be submitted via email to education@rauecenter.org. If unable to submit a video, please contact Caitlin Quinn, at education@rauecenter.org to schedule an audition.  
Tuition: $150**

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018.
Registration: Earlybird Registration will open for High School Classes on July 25th at 10 am. Public Registration will open on August 16th.

 

 


General Information

 

FAMILY DISCOUNT: Multiple students from the same family can qualify for our multi-child discount of $150 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. This can be used on any level of Sage Studio class! Available online and only after registration of first child.

 

REFERRAL DISCOUNT: If a current family gives the referral code to a new student and that students registers using that code, they will receive $10 off their registration. The current student will receive 10 Sage Bucks to be used towards a future class, for the referral. Contact us for more information. (Please note this is a one-time discount, and not valid for students in the same family.) Code must be entered at time of registration and is not retroactive. Please email education@rauecenter.org with any questions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Upon completing registration, you will NOT receive a confirmation email. If additional information is needed OR if the class you are attempting to register for is sold out, you will be contacted by Sage staff as soon as possible. Payment is due at time of registration. Registration won’t be complete and spot will not be reserved without full payment.

 

REFUND POLICY: In the event that your child cannot participate in the class after you have registered, Raue Center will issue a refund of your registration fee less 25% up to two weeks before the start date. After this time period, if your child cannot participate in the class we will refund you less 25% in Sage Bucks, which are redeemable for any upcoming Sage class within a year of cancellation, or can be used at Raue Center for tickets to WSRep, etc. (restrictions may apply).  Families must designate usage of bucks within 30 days of notification of cancellation. Restrictions may apply.

Financial aid is available for ALL Sage classes!
Contact Caitlin Quinn at education@rauecenter.org for more information!

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONRaue Center and Sage Studio affirmatively seek to attract to its faculty, staff and student body persons of diverse backgrounds and pursuant to this policy, no applicant for admission or applicant for employment are discriminated against because of race, sex, color, religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin.

MEDICAL INSURANCERaue Center assumes no medical expenses for its students. All students must have medical insurance coverage either through their parents or through an outside party.

GUARDIANSPlease inform us of any special needs or attention your student requires.

Thank you to ComEd and The Foglia Family Foundation for making Sage Studio possible.