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Learn and Engage

Part of HSRT’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for the youth in our community. We hope that by providing these experiences, participants will develop a lifelong love of theatre.

Theatre Workshops

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Unleash Your Inner Dragon 

Explore your imagination in the Dragon Pack’s world using drawing, movement, verbalization, and team-building games. Students will create and inhabit original characters with Dragon Pack Snack Attack’s artists on the HSRT set!

  • Cost: $150
  • Age: 3–young 5s
  • Dates: (two options)
    • Session 1: July 9–12, 1:30–3:30 p.m., July 13, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
    • Session 2: August 6-9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., August 10, 10–11 a.m.
  • Note: The final class on July 13 is from 1:30–2:30 p.m. and August 10 is from 10–11 a.m.
  • Max 15/session
Ease on Down the Road with The Wiz

Students will be introduced to acting, singing, and dancing by learning a show-stopping number straight from the source: the cast members of The Wiz! Our artists will help build students’ confidence, work ethic, focus, and cooperation at this high-energy workshop.

  • Cost: $150
  • Grades: K-2
  • Dates:
    • August 6–9, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Note: The final class on August 10 will go from 10–11 a.m.
  • Max 20/session
Perform Like a Pro: Lenny Banovez Masterclass

Join HSRT's Artistic Director - Lenny Banovez and learn what it takes to perform at the professional level. Lenny comes to us from New York City where he is the Founding Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed and award winning Titan Theatre Company. Lenny is an actor, director and educator that has worked in theaters all across the country.

  • Cost: $100
  • Ages: 14+
  • Date:
    • Saturday, July 21, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Max 10/session
Improv Camp

Learn elements of storytelling, teamwork, and creative collaboration in this week-long introduction to Improv! Improv Camp will give students the tools and freedom to let their zaniest, silliest ideas become cooperative scenes and stories.

  • Cost: $150
  • Grades: 3–5
  • Dates
    • July 30–August 3, 3–5 p.m.
  • Max 20/session
Fractured Fairy Tales

Post-apocalyptic Rumpelstiltskin? Sure! The story of Cinderella told entirely by robots? Sounds great! This class is perfect for aspiring writers, actors, directors, and artists alike. Students will be given a theme at the beginning of the week, and the opportunity to develop, write, and perform their own original take on a time-honored story. 

  • Cost: $150
  • Grades: 3–5 and 6–8
  • Note: Classes occur at the same time but are separated by grade levels
  • Dates:
    • July 23–27, 12:45–4:45 p.m.
  • Max 12/session
Creating a Character: Be the Light of the World

Work on scenes, monologues, and songs from HSRT’s Godspell, with a special emphasis on using movement and voice to transform into new characters. The sky’s the limit!

  • Cost: $150
  • Grades: 4–6
  • Dates:
    • July 30–August 3, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Max 14/session
High School Theatre Apprentice Company
 

This intensive is geared toward high schoolers looking to go deeper with their skills, and gain experience working with a professional theatre company. HSRT artists will work with apprentices on a performance to be performed at locations in Holland and a showcase/reception with the HSRT community on July 29.  Apprentices will also shadow rehearsals and company events, and will each receive a mentor in HSRT’s professional company.

  • Cost: $350
  • Grades: 9–12
  • Dates:
    • June 25–29, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., lunch, 2–5 p.m.
    • Thursdays July 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30–8 p.m.
    • Note: Final showcase on July 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Max 10/session
A Hero’s Journey: Raising Young Voices
 

Inspired by HSRT’s production of An Iliad, students will develop their own performances based on the lives and stories of traditional and non-traditional heroes. Through drama and writing exercises, our artists will encourage each individual student to lift their voice and tell their stories with boldness, bravery, and kindness.

  • Cost: $150
  • Grades: 6–12
  • Dates
    • Tuesdays, June 12–July 24, 1–3 p.m.
    • Note: Final showcase and reception with the HSRT community on July 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Max 10/session