Recreational Theatre

I've been thinking a lot about recreational contemporary theatre, and am about to start a pilot program.I’m leading a workshop / rehearsal process for people who have little or no experience with acting and little or no desire to become professional actors. We will be working on Brecht’s Saint Joan of the Stockyards over ten weeks: doing monologues, small scenes and big scenes. Working on speaking, some physical work and some improvisation. We will show something at the end.

We have a great small group starting on March 17th, but a couple of participants had to drop out, so we’re looking for 2 people interested on short notice.

Because this is the first time I’m doing this, the course is very cheap - just $250 for 10 weeks.

I know lots of my friends are theatre people, but maybe (just maybe) you know someone who isn’t and might be interested in this.

Anyone can email me at if they want to ask any questions, get a full outline or register.

Thanks Jacob


Elements of Theatre Performance

A Small Wooden Shoe Workshop Series

Dates and Time 10 weeks

(Orientation Weekend) Sat, March 17, 10am - 1:30pm Sun, March 18, 1pm - 6pm

(Weekly Workshops) Sundays, 1pm - 5pm March 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Elements of Theatre Performance will engage participants in the process of developing a theatre show, including performing in front of an audience.  

The learning objectives of the workshop series include: Confidence and ease with public performance Text analysis and argument building Staging and spatial awareness Public speaking Knowledge related to theatre and performance - Brecht with Small Wooden Shoe's spin specifically

Things to consider: Comfortable clothes and shoes are important Breaks will be provided, but food won't be This is meant to be fun as well as educational