SPRING/SUMMER 2017


General Classes


Creative Writing Workshop

Ages 10 & up
Instructor: Donna Driscoll

We'll continue exploring creative writing together (although we'd love to have new faces!) each week. Last year, we looked at a variety of genres (poetry, memoir, short fiction) and elements of writing (characterization, point of view, setting) as ways to connect with ourselves and each other in writing. We'll continue this route, this year looking at established literature as our models. We'll continue to do some direct imitation and also use the literature as inspiration. We'll do a bit more reading outside of class this year, but we'll keep it manageable. As before,  we'll look at answering the essential question: What touches you and why? To our answer, let's add other voices' answers to the conversation, some long gone. As before, be ready to share what you're reading and listening to. 

An additional note: We met on Saturday mornings last year and that worked well. However, some students and parents have wondered if a weekday would be an option. We'll talk about that at the first meeting.

Saturdays, October 8-May 6, 2017
10-11:15 am
(No classes over Thanksgiving and Christmas)
See below for registration.


Saturday Morning Breakfast Theatre

Ages 6-10
Third Saturday of the Month

Drama, music & movement. Part workshop, part performance, part breakfast. Hands–on acting and story telling opportunities for young actors. Parents welcome for the entire time or for the last 15 minutes of performance.

Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 20, Jun. 17
9-10:30 am

$5 per workshop (register ahead of time, please).
Tuition discounts for members.
See below for registration and tuition.

All sessions held at Words Players Theatre, on the former campus of Crossroads College:
920 Mayowood Rd. SW.


The Art of Musical Theatre (postponed until Fall 2017)

----- We’ve had too many other fun activities come up so we need to postpone this class until the fall of 2017, but be sure to stay tuned for registration information in the next few months. -----

From opera arias to Hamilton hip hop. 
An exploration and celebration of musical theatre, culminating in a stage production.
Ages 10 & up

 A musical theatre course that will augment any arts curriculum.

In this five week course, students will look at the history of musical theatre, watch and discuss clips of several Broadway musicals, and learn — to perform! — several songs that will be showcased before an audience at the the end of the course. Two class options are available, to accommodate different schedules. The two classes will perform together at the final showcase event.

Elements of the course include:

  • Musical theatre history
  • Song interpretation
  • Chorus singing
  • Ensemble acting
  • Improv
  • Dancing

SkyVault

Introducing SkyLaborative

A semester of stage combat, gymnastics, music, improv, and physical comedy.

Brought to you by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.
And instructors renowned and accomplished in their areas of expertise.

(click the image below to download a PDF of the brochure)

Registration and payment can be made below, and you can go to the Membership page for more information, or just sign up right here!

Joining as a member is as simple as signing up for a monthly payment at one of the levels indicated; then you can select the pricing option for classes based on your level of membership.

(Please note that you can use PayPal without having a PayPal account. Just click on the "Pay using your credit or debit card" link on the checkout window.)

Annual Membership - Yearly Payment

For your convenience, you may choose to pay the Annual Membership in monthly installments.

Annual Membership - Monthly Payments

New SkyVault Troupe

Introducing a Brand New SkyVault Troupe.

 

Open auditions/interviews

  • March 11 from 11am - 1pm, second floor of the Crossroads College Administration Building at 920 Mayowood Rd. SW.
  • With an opportunity to participate in stage combat training that day from 1-5pm. 
  • For auditions by appointment, email alissa@mnskyvault.org

(click the image below to download a PDF of the brochure)

National Troupe members will participate in the spring semester SkyLaborative sessions, with tuition being an annual membership at the Empower level.

Registration and payment can be made below, and you can go to the Membership page for more information, or just sign up right here!

Joining as a member is as simple as signing up for a monthly payment at one of the levels indicated; then you can select the pricing option for classes based on your level of membership.

(Please note that you can use PayPal without having a PayPal account. Just click on the "Pay using your credit or debit card" link on the checkout window.)

Annual Membership - Yearly Payment

For your convenience, you may choose to pay the Annual Membership in monthly installments.

Annual Membership - Monthly Payments

Children's & Junior Troupe

Spring Junior Troupe Show

(click on the images to open a PDF version to print)

Click on the links here for registration and payment, and go to the Membership page for more information, or just sign up right here!.

Joining as a member is as simple as signing up for a monthly payment at one of the levels indicated; then you can select the pricing option for classes based on your level of membership.

(Please note that you can use PayPal without having a PayPal account. Just click on the "Pay using your credit or debit card" link on the checkout window.)

Annual Membership - Yearly Payment

For your convenience, you may choose to pay the Annual Membership in monthly installments.

Annual Membership - Monthly Payments

Summer Camps

Renaissance Summer Theatre Camps

 Ages 5 and up
June - August

With expert instruction in stage combat, magic and physical comedy.

Included is an entertainment pass to The Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  Students will select a performance day to be a part of the SkyVault Sherwood Forest Cast.

All camps will focus on several aspects of theatre - improvisation, movement, character development, and music, each wrapped in its own theme: Robin Hood, Pirates, Jedi.

Camps will conclude with a mini-performance or demonstration on the last day.

(click the image below to download a PDF of the brochure)

Click on the links here for registration and payment, and go to the Membership page for more information, or just sign up right here!.

Joining as a member is as simple as signing up for a monthly payment at one of the levels indicated; then you can select the pricing option for classes based on your level of membership.

(Please note that you can use PayPal without having a PayPal account. Just click on the "Pay using your credit or debit card" link on the checkout window.)

Annual Membership - Yearly Payment

For your convenience, you may choose to pay the Annual Membership in monthly installments.

Annual Membership - Monthly Payments

Registration and Tuition

(including discounts and scholarships)

5% to 100% discounts for supporting members:

Supporting members are donors who give to our work year round.  If you are not yet a monthly donor, join us today and receive immediate discounts on classes this semester (and quarterly newsletters and other benefits, listed on our website).  You can sign up via www.northlandwords.org to donate on-line, or make arrangements through your financial institution to issue a check each month. (Please let us know if you have any questions.) Ongoing, monthly support is what enables us to keep doing our work, and to know how to plan.  THANK YOU, MEMBERS!

  • Northland Words is a 501(c)(3) organization. Membership and donations are 100% tax deductible.
  • Tuition may be eligible for Minnesota education tax credit.
  • Monthly payments accepted.
  • Northland Words is committed to not turning anyone away for financial reasons. Scholarships available. Please complete and return the scholarship notification form.

All classes at Words Players Theatre: 920 Mayowood Rd. SW, Rochester.
Mailing address: PO Box 1274, Rochester MN   55903
Tel: 507-216-6431

Registration is due prior to the first day of the class or camp.

To register by mail, print and fill out the registration form and mail to the address below.

 Registration Form

 

To register by email:

Please send:
   Student’s name and email __________________________________
   Parent’s name, email and phone # ____________________________
   Class/session name _______________________________________

To: education@wordsplayers.org

 

Payment can be made on-line via PayPal below.


Pay for Upcoming Classes

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Spring SkyLaborative Session

Spring SkyLaborative Session - all offerings
 

SPRING SKYLABORATIVE A LA CARTE OFFERINGS

SkyLab Spring Improv and Scene Creation
SkyLab Spring Dance and Gymnastics
SkyLab Spring Choral Music and Storytelling
SkyLab Spring Archery
SkyLab Spring Stage Combat
SkyLab Spring Physical Comedy

Other Classes

Creative Writing Workshop - 2016/2017
 

Breakfast Theatre

(Select the desired date from the drop-down menu)

Saturday Breakfast Theatre
 

Junior Troupe

Junior Troupe Performing 2017
Family cap - # students

Summer Camps

PIRATES CAMP

ROBIN HOOD CAMP

Robin Hood Camp - ages 5-7
Robin Hood Camp - ages 8-10
Robin Hood Camp - ages 11-14
Pirates Camp - ages 5-7
Pirates Camp - ages 8-10
Pirates Camp - ages 11-14

ROGUE WARS JEDI CAMP

Rogue Wars Jedi Camp - ages 5-7 - morning
Rogue Wars Jedi Camp - ages 5-7 - afternoon
Rogue Wars Jedi Camp - ages 8-10
Pirates Camp - ages 11-14