Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops typically run Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 weeks for $50 per session. Our classes have a maximum of 12 students per session and provide a unique opportunity to work in a small, immersive, project-based format to learn about a variety of elements of theater. Our workshops are constantly changing, so check back regularly for the most up-to-date opportunities.

Coming up first in 2022:


Attention youth ages 12 and up! Interested in learning about technical theater and design? This 6 week workshop provides hands-on opportunities to learn about technical theater and act as the designers for the current production, 30 Reasons Not To Be In a Play! Learn about set design, props, costumes, and lighting for a show.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

April 19-May 24*


9624 Melrose Ave (Elk Grove United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall**)

$50 per participant

*This course also requires attendance at the performances on May 20, 21, and 22

**Village Stage Productions is not affiliated with EGUCC and is grateful for the use of their space for this workshop

CLOSED Beginning Theater, Grades 5 & 6: Learn about the basics of theater.  Using theater games, scene work, and character development activities, participants will learn the basic principles of acting for the stage. Workshop signups now available for workshops beginning 3/1!

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 1 – April 7

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Location: 9624 Melrose Ave (Elk Grove United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall)

$50 per person

Technical Theater (30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play): Interested in participating behind the scenes?  Stay tuned – workshop sign ups for our Technical Theater course are opening April 5th!  This workshop will allow participants to become the designers and crew for this production!  From costumes and props to lighting and sets, students will immerse themselves into the world of technical theater through this hands-on workshop.  Tuesdays and Thursday, April 19-May 26. 

Ongoing workshops

Elementary School

Introduction to theater – learn about the basics of theater.  From stage direction to improv to character development, this six week course will give students an idea of what goes into putting on a show as an actor.  The workshop ends with a showcase performance!

Technical theater – this is an introductory course where students have an opportunity to learn hands-on about lighting, sound, set design, costume design, and props

Storytelling – ever wondered what makes a great story for the stage?  This 6 week workshop covers the elements of writing a great story.  Throughout the six weeks, students will have a chance to work together to write and workshop their own script

Grades 7-12

Character development – want to learn how to develop your character for the stage?  This course explores techniques to help actors understand their characters, develop rich backstory, and get the most out of their performance with vocal and physical exercises.  

Technical theater – Get hands-on and learn about designing technical elements for the stage.  Visiting experts help students learn about design and understand how design helps tell the story.

Scriptwriting – Through this six week course, students will learn how to write a story for the stage with dynamic characters, unique settings, and technical elements that help to tell the story.

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Past Workshops

Congratulations to Sarah Hughes on a fantastic workshop! We enjoyed working with Sarah on her Girl Scout Silver Award and hosting the Introduction to Theater Virtual Workshop!

We love working with youth and are so pleased to be able to support Sarah Hughes on earning her Girl Scout Silver Award this year, and to have the opportunity to collaborate on creating this fun, unique, and engaging workshop!