Learn. Explore. Experience. Our roster of classes and workshops are designed to inspire, intrigue and excite the entire family. Whether you’re interested in acting, movement, voice or simply theater theory, there’s sure to be something on our calendar you won’t want to miss!
Come experience the theory and practice of rasaboxes, a technique devised by Richard Schechner that will teach you to learn to embody eight basic, emotional-energetic states (rasas). This integration of acting, movement, and voice will provide you with a concrete physical tool to access, express and manage your emotions within the context of performance. Taught by our own, award-winning Resident Artist, Fernando Calzadilla, who is one of only six licensed rasaboxes instructors in the world.
Act. Sing. Dance. Express yourself! Our mini- and summer-camps are an artistic adventure – led by our expertly trained, talented company members – that will open your children’s eyes, hearts and minds to the transformational power of theater. And unleash untold creative potential. Sign up soon – our camps are very popular, and space fills quickly!
Musical Theater Summer Camp
Session 1: June 12, 2017-June 30, 2017
Session 2: July 17, 2017- August 4, 2017
Ages 6 – 12
Winter Break Mini-Camp
December 26, 2016-January 6, 2017
9am to 4pm
Ages 6 – 12
Spring Break Mini-Camp
April 10, 2017 -April 14, 2017
9am to 4pm
Ages 6 – 12
Field TripsDownload application
Share the transformational power of theater with your students! MTC is grateful for the opportunity to engage thousands of Miami-Dade County Public School and Private School students and teachers each year. This year we touch on the issues of bullying and acceptance, explore the rituals of the Yawanawá Tribe of the Brazilian Amazon, and address prejudice through a medieval murder mystery. Bring your students to see a matinee performance and in addition, MTC Teaching Artists will visit your schools and lead creative, interactive workshops exploring theater techniques, themes and art forms being presented on the MTC Stage! Just contact Idalmis Leyva firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Or simply fill out our downloadable application, and we’ll help you with tickets and transportation.
The MTC Education Department builds strong partnerships with teachers and schools in our community. MTC’s Teaching Artist Ensemble is always available to create a special workshop to help use art to engage students in any subject you are teaching or social issue you are addressing. You can tell us what you would like us to use as stimulus and we will collaborate with you to design creative, active workshops around your chosen topic, incorporating the common core and Florida State Standards.
Here’s What We Cover (45 minutes)
o Conduct an interactive discussion with student participation, including:
o Introduction to Theater
o Who Makes Theater?
o Meet the Actors
o How to Create a Show
o Create a Theater Workshop
o Play Theater Games
o Create and Perform a Short Scene
What We Need from You
o 10-30 students per workshop
o An open space, good lighting, A/C, at least 10 chairs, electrical outlets, chalkboard and access to drinking water
o A faculty member will be present at all times
o Make sure everyone wears comfortable clothing for movement exercises (no open-toe shoes, flip flops or sandals; if girls are
wearing skirts they need shorts underneath)
One of the many ways MTC extends the joy of theater beyond our doors is through our InPark initiative. Through our partnership with Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services, we offer adults with disabilities the opportunity to use theater games and storytelling to develop their self-esteem, social skills and creativity.
Joy. Laughter. The healing power of theater. MTC’s teaching artists deliver all of that and more to seriously ill children and teenagers when they visit our area hospitals. We’re proud of our commitment to this important work, and are grateful for the major support our program receives from a generous challenge grant from The Batchelor Foundation, Inc. If you’d like to be a part of delivering this great medicine, please consider donating today!