SAS DRAMATIC ARTS
The Maestro's Podium
REPERTORY ONSTAGE LEARNING EVENTS
What Do We Do?
Our training programs will benefit all performers, regardless of their level of expertise and further the education and the development of each artist.
The studios of the SAS Performing Arts Company, Inc. offers a performance-driven program called ROLE (Repertory Onstage Learning Events). This program is designed for the aspiring professional performer whose goal is to become a complete artist. The studios focus on acting, role preparation, techniques, languages, appearance, and the business of performance. Our program is designed and conducted to be supportive, friendly, and constructive for all who attend. Participants learn and polish their skills while studying, rehearsing, and performing. They typically range in experience from university undergraduates to working professionals.
The studios are separated into distinct divisions as follows:
The Dramatic Arts Studio will concentrate on techniques for the actor building upon a foundation to strengthen their abilities to create characters through the script as well as understanding the style of the work they are bringing to life in performance.
American Musical Theater Studio will focus on the various musical and dramatic characteristics of the american musical theater canon as well as The Great American Songbook, with emphasis on text and musical style. At various times during the year, we will offer master classes by visiting artists.
The Opera Studio specializes and emphasizes the ability to create, build, and sustain a character. Programs feature preparation and performance of scenes, acts, or complete operas. At various times during the year, we will offer master classes by visiting artists such as singers, conductors, and managers.
The Maestro's Podium will offer classes and workshops specifically on the art of conducting. Classes will cover baton technique, score reading, and podium etiquette. We also delve into the psychological art of being a leader. Workshops to begin in 2021.
Our programs are constructive, friendly, and supportive for the participants, with the goal of acquiring and polishing skills through a process of preparation and study where participants are given the maximum amount of attention and interaction.
Participants range in experience from university undergraduates/graduates to the working professional. The faculty consists of specialists in their respective fields of expertise. We also feature visiting faculty members who will preside over discussions and masterclasses.
Class vs Workshop vs Performance
SAS Performing Arts Studios offer both class training, workshop sessions, and performance opportunities.
Class training is the act of providing information, instruction, developing skills, and knowledge to a student or someone interested in acquiring additional knowledge. Workshops, on the other hand, are training events. Also, a workshop can be seen as a class that may be part of a larger educational offering.
In a workshop, time is given for the participants to perfect the techniques and methods that are being offered. This can be achieved either on their own or in a group setting. In most programs, there will a class performance for the participants.
SAS Performing Arts Studios will look to cast participants in our main-stage productions.