REPERTORY ONSTAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, some of our training programs are in person and some remain on a zoom platform.
What is "ROLE"?
SAS Performing Arts Studios offers a performance-driven program called ROLE (Repertory Online Learning Experience). This program is designed for the aspiring professional performer whose goal is to become a complete artist. Our studio specialty workshops and classes focus on their specific genre of performance. At various times during the year, we offer master classes by visiting artists. Our program is designed and conducted to be supportive, friendly, and constructive for all who attend. In the "ROLE" program , participants study, create, focus, and perform.
The studios are separated into distinct divisions as follows (Click on the program you are interested in):
We are eager to offer our participants the possibility to practice our principles of "study, create, focus, achieve, and perform being cast alongside professionals as part of our main stage season of performances. These events, which are open to the public affords the prospect of displaying all of the creativity, knowledge, and technique acquired by the actor. Repertory will be selected from classic and contemporary works. Participants range in experience from university undergraduates/graduates to the working professional. The faculty consists of specialists in their respective fields of expertise.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
By the conclusion of each program, we trust that our faculty, together with our participants, would have taken part in a satisfying experience. We believe a process of training is the essential core for each performing artist whose unique talent and potential is cultivated, encouraged, and ultimately realized in their performance, which is then rewarded by their audience and peers.
Take some time and look over our classes and workshops. We hope you will find something enjoyable, ultimately worthwhile, and rewarding, eventually finding yourself in the spotlight, taking a bow.
WHERE WE DO IT?
As of February 1, 2023, programs will now be offered in person at various studios as well as via the zoom platform.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Workshops are partially underwritten by the generous support of Newark Arts, TD Bank, and SAS Performing Arts Patrons.Our goal is to keep the cost affordable for all participants.
WHEN WE DO IT?
Throughout the year, sessions meet at convenient times during weekdays, weeknights, and weekends and will meet either once or twice a week.
Special weekend workshops cover specialized topics such as the business of a performing career, audition technique, as well as masterclasses by guest faculty.
Working with SAS during the pandemic has been an incredible experience. In a time when we were unable to participate in and consume live theatre, Steve and the SAS team put so much effort into re-creating the experience as much as possible, ensuring that each actor had access to props and costumes and finding beautiful backdrops to create the world of each play. Even over Zoom, SAS has been able to cultivate a community of kind, hilarious, talented individuals, and I felt like I was able to get to know many of them as if we had been in person. Additionally, Steve’s expertise as a theatre practitioner makes for enjoyable seminars, where he provides brief yet in-depth and interactive overviews of dense topics including the history of musical theatre and the work of Stephen Sondheim.
Michael E. Miller