Sage Studio Theatre Workshops

SAGE thumb_2 Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning in-house professional theatre company, Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best.

We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills.

Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with Williams Street Repertory!

 

SAGE STUDIO 2019 Summer Session

Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning in-house professional theatre company, Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best.

We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills.

Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with Williams Street Repertory!

**Please read carefully as our payment and refund policies have changed.**


2019 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

Public registration begins on August 1st.

 

 

MONOLOGUE BOOTCAMP FOR ACTORS
PART OF SAGE STUDIO BOOTCAMP SERIES

SEPTEMBER 7 – 28

Saturday afternoons, 1-3 PM

Ages 15-18 (HS Freshmen eligible if under 15)

Tuition: $150*

 

 

 

Before an actor can hit the stage in that starring role, they usually play on a smaller stage in the audition room–all by themselves–and the perfect piece for the actor often helps seal the deal. In this four-week course for teen actors, Sage Studio takes a deep dive into one of the most often-requested genres for auditions of all sorts–the monologue.

With a focus on making bold choices, character analysis, and learning practical strategies for making the moment come alive onstage – and led by a staff of working theatre professionals–MONOLOGUE BOOTCAMP will explore pieces from both classical and contemporary literature, and help students build their repertoire with show-stopping new material for all sorts of audition scenarios.

This class culminates in a showcase for industry professionals, including representatives from Williams Street Repertory, the in-house professional theatre company at Raue Center for the Arts.

Registration deadline: August 23, 2019
Registration to current students only begins: July 17th
Public registration begins: August 1st

*A $5 convenience fee will be added to each registration


 

 


READY, SET, ACT! ACTING FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS
Part of Sage Studio Junior

SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 24

Tuesdays-Thursdays (depending on student’s age)

Ages 7-14

Tuition: $150*

 

 

 

Ages 7-8: September 17-October 22 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Tuesdays)
Ages 7-8: September 18-October 23 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesdays)

Ages 9-10: September 18-October 22 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Wednesdays)
Ages 9-10: September 19-October 24 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Thursdays)

Ages 11-12: September 17-October 22 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Tuesdays)
Ages 13-14: September 19-October 24 | 4:30pm-5:30pm (Thursdays)

 

Sage Studio Junior, our series of classes for performers ages 7-14, offers a curricular approach to theatre education with the unique small-class studio approach that is Sage Studio’s signature—with all of our classes led by working industry professionals. 

READY, SET, ACT! is an introduction to the craft of acting that will use theatre games and creative play techniques to help bring students out of their shells and into the bright lights of the stage, and teach them the basics of theatre. In classes tailored to the unique needs of each age group, our staff of working theatre professionals offer individualized attention and encouragement as students hone their skills and learn tips and tricks from the best–and help give your family’s “dramatic personality” a place to shine. 

Each session will culminate in a performance on the Raue Center stage!

Registration deadline: September 3, 2019
Registration to current students only begins: July 17th
Public registration begins: August 1st

*A $5 convenience fee will be added to each registration.

 

 


General Information

 

FAMILY DISCOUNT: If a family has multiple students enrolled in Sage Studio courses, we offer a multi-student discount–the first child is enrolled at full price with any additional children at $50 each! Contact us for more information. 

REFERRAL DISCOUNT: If a student registers for their first Sage Studio class and lists a current Sage Studio student who referred them, both students receive $10 off their registration fee. Contact us for more information. (Please note this is a one-time discount, and not valid for students in the same family.) 

TO REGISTER: Register online through Ticketforce by following the REGISTER links for each class or in person at the Raue Center Box Office.

REFUND POLICY: 25% of the registration fee is non-refundable. There is a $5 convenience fee for registration. In the event that your child cannot participate in the class after you have registered, Raue Center will issue a refund of your registration fee less 25% up to two weeks before the start date. After this time period, if your child cannot participate in the class we will refund you less 25% in Sage Bucks, which are redeemable for any upcoming Sage class within a year of cancellation, or can be used at Raue Center for tickets to WSRep, etc. (restrictions may apply).  Families must designate usage of bucks within 30 days of notification of cancellation. Restrictions may apply.

CLASS CANCELLATION: In the event that classes need to be canceled due to any number of reasons, including but not limited to an act of God, Sage studio will strive to make up the time that was lost. This could mean adding additional time to the remaining classes. In the event that a cancellation happens, communication will be made via email with parents.

 

Financial aid is available for ALL Sage classes!
Contact education@rauecenter.org for more information!

 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONRaue Center and Sage Studio affirmatively seek to attract to its faculty, staff and student body persons of diverse backgrounds and pursuant to this policy, no applicant for admission or applicant for employment are discriminated against because of race, sex, color, religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin.

MEDICAL INSURANCERaue Center assumes no medical expenses for its students. All students must have medical insurance coverage either through their parents or through an outside party.

GUARDIANSPlease inform us of any special needs or attention your student requires.

 

Thank you to ComEd and The Foglia Family Foundation for making Sage Studio possible.