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Adult Classes & Outreach

The Performing Arts are participatory! In addition to delighting audiences, Tacoma Arts Live invites the community to take center stage through Outreach activities.

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"It was a dark and stormy night..." when many of us got sucked into a riveting show or series! But long before we started binging shows on Netflix, radio dramas would transport audiences across time and place, from mansions in the middle of a whodunnit, to the seedy office of a private investigator, to far off lands and Outer Space. We'll take turns stepping into the roles of actor and foley artist (sound effects specialist). Using our voices and a wide array of objects, we'll explore scenes that range from suspenseful to comedic. Every participant will receive a special kit of materials to create their own "sound effect studio" at home!

Instructor: Antonio Gomez, Tacoma Arts Live Associate Director of Education

Schedule: Mondays, January 25 – February 22; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $60

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Anna in the Tropics is a poetic, Pulitzer Prize winning play set in a Cuban–American cigar factory in 1929 where a new “lector” becomes a catalyst in the lives of the women in the factory, as literature, the tropics and the American dream collide. Join us for Script Study to learn about compelling theatrical storytelling and how great plays are constructed. In our second meeting, we’ll take a “virtual field trip” to view an online staged reading of Anna in the Tropics, and in our third and final meeting we dig into this incredible play with reflective discussion and analysis facilitated by Dr. Marilyn Bennett, Founder and Artistic Director of Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre.

Instructors: David Fischer, Tacoma Arts Live Executive Director, and Marilyn Bennett, Founder and Artistic Director of Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre.

Schedule: Tuesdays, January 12 – 26; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $35   

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Script Study Session 2: Six Degrees of Separation

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominated play Six Degrees of Separation explores the existential premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six people. Join us for Script Study to learn about compelling theatrical storytelling and how great plays are constructed. In our second meeting, we’ll take a “virtual field trip” to view an online staged reading of Six Degrees of Separation, and in our third and final meeting we dig into this critically acclaimed play with reflective discussion and analysis facilitated by Dr. Marilyn Bennett, Founder and Artistic Director of Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre.

Instructors: David Fischer, Tacoma Arts Live Executive Director, and Marilyn Bennett, Founder and Artistic Director of Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre.

Schedule: Tuesdays, February 23 – March 9; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Zoom (links sent after registration)

Tuition: $35  

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Customized workshops, classes and presentations for seniors, senior centers, and residential communities. We can deliver engaging programming remotely and in person, covering dance, music, theatre, improv and memory-connected storytelling!

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your activities today!

 

 

 

 

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