In keeping with our mission statement, in 2009 Aurora Players began offering workshops to our members that would create interest in and foster enthusiasm for the study of the dramatic arts. And to be the means of bringing together in organized activities all those of kindred spirit whose interest centers about the drama.
In 2009 we offered the first Actors Workshop. Now entering its 4th year, this popular workshop is held in the spring on 3 consecutive Saturdays that corresponds with the run of our first show of the season. The workshop covers many of the basics acting skills and techniques designed to help improve actors of all ages! (16yrs and older). This Workshop is offered for a $50 donation and taught by local veteran professional theater actors and long time AP members, Ron Leonardi and Catherine Burkhart.
In 2010 we offered a “Set Painting Workshop”. This one day free workshop was hosted by local artist Patty Durham. Patty’s skills have graced our stage and thrilled our audiences with many wonderful set designs for Aurora Players. She shared her talent and love of the theater with over 12 people eager to learn the “tips and tricks” of the trade in making a theater set look as realistic as possible! Our current plan is to offer this workshop every other year if enough interest exists and Patty Durham’s schedule permits!
Plans are also being discussed to organize a future “Lighting Design” workshop and a “Hair & Make Up” workshop. Future workshop ideas are always welcome. If interested in any of these or you have ideas for new one, please let us know!