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Directors and Student Leaders Summer Conference

Photo by Joan Marcus, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust and Perpich Center for Arts Education are excited to co-present a theatre professional development workshop designed specifically for educators and their students from across the state! This is a great way to earn continuing education credits.

Workshop highlights include:

    • Keynote Speaker, Randy Reyes, Artistic Director of Mu Performing Arts
    • Presentations by professional directors and K-12 theatre teachers on topics ranging from creating a devised show to addressing issues of diversity in the field;
    • A meet-and-greet dinner with local performers and fellow teachers
    • Tickets to see Motown, The Musical at the Orpheum Theatre;
    • Professional Development Clock Hours.

    Sample Workshop Sessions:

    • Creating a Devised Show
    • Rehearsal Process: Increasing Student Access to the Rehearsal Process
    • Movement for Musical Theatre
    • Increasing Diversity in the Theatre Curriculum: The Motown Panel
    • Character Study (Student Track)
    • Making a Career in Design & Theatre Tech (Student Track)

Similar to last year, this year’s workshop includes a track for students attending with their teachers. The student track is open to youth in grades 9-12.

When: July 12-13, 207

Where: The Orpheum Theatre (Minneapolis) and Perpich Center for Arts Education (Golden Valley)

Cost: $100 (Teachers) and $75 (Students).

Registration fee includes dinner and a ticket to see Motown: The Musical on July 12th, full access to session presentations during the workshop, and lunch on July 13th.

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017 or until the workshop is full.


For questions or additional information about the workshop, please call (763) 279-4182 or send an email to [email protected].