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July 2018

Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$150 - $170

Interested in working behind the scenes?
This workshop teaches set design and fabrication, as well as lighting, props, and sound design and implementation.
Participants will be running both shows of the Shakespeare in the Valley production on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Introduction to Acting

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!
With Vanessa Van Burek & Sarah-Doe Osborne
The actors will focus on character development, movement, stage presence, and improvisational skills, all while developing a strong sense of tribe and passion for theater.
Contact caitlyn@westkc.org for information about the waitlist and the 2019 workshop.

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Costume Design 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190

An intensive hands-on workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions of Much Ado About Nothing on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Chess Workshop

Sunday, July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10 - $35

Four Sundays, July 8-29, 3-4PM With James Caban The strategies of chess can be applied to many life situations...and it's fun! Learn the basics or improve your tactics. James Caban has been teaching chess to both children and adults since 2009. He is a certified chess trainer (with the Puerto Rico Chess Federation, an affiliate of the World Chess Federation.) This workshop is for all ages and levels; come for one class or all four. Pre-registration is encouraged but not…

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Introduction to Technical Theater

Monday, July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$85 - $100 7 tickets left

This workshop is will provide low-tech tech support (costumes, set elements, props, etc) to the Introduction to Acting workshop (and to Shakespeare, as needed).

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August 2018

Fiction Writing Summer/Fall

Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $210 4 tickets left

Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 42nd cycle!
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM
August 8-September 26
All levels of experience welcome.

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East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison

Thursday, August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Lanny’s Barn East Meredith, NY 13757 United States + Google Map
$45 - $60 24 tickets left

In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within. Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, Lanny will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice.
Music, live or chosen from an eclectic sound library, will be an integral part of each evening.
No prior experience in theater or dance is required—just an open mind & a body wearing comfortable clothes.
Participants may take as many sessions as they wish.

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(8/11) American Roots Harmony Singing with Val Mindel

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$35 - $40 19 tickets left

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll create chord-based country harmonies and the characteristic buzzy close-harmony blend that is so much a part of American roots music. The afternoon features non-stop American old-time, bluegrass, and country harmony singing, working knee-to-knee with other workshop participants.

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Weaving Cosmology

Saturday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$65 - $75 14 tickets left

This 4-hour workshop will demystify reading your astrological natal chart, pinpoint deep challenges, allow space for creative energy to address places of greatest healing. Students will learn the basics of weaving for the creation of a personal mandala that may aid in reminding us of our humanity and interdependence. 

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September 2018

(9/15) Singing with your Heart, Soul, & Body with Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$35 - $40 14 tickets left

In this 3-hour workshop, we will move our bodies, soften our hearts, open our mouths, and let our voices out to play. With an emphasis on vocal health and self-care, we’ll use a combination of vocal warm-ups and work-outs—traditional and non-traditional—to help relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered, as well as to the group as a whole; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. 
This class is for singers AND non-singers alike. 

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