REPERTORY ONSTAGE LEARNING Experience
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our training programs have moved to a zoom platform. We hope to resume in person classes as soon as possible.
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. Each studio will focus on their specific genre of performance. At various times during the year, we will 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, achieve and perform.
The studios are separated into distinct divisions as follows (Click on the program you are interested in):
Dramatic Arts Studio will concentrate on techniques for the actor building upon a foundation to strengthen their abilities to create characters through the script, script analysis, and scene study, 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, diction, and musical style.
Opera Studio programs feature preparation and performance of scenes, acts, or complete operas. We emphasize the ability to create, build, and sustain a character-based on a complete understanding of the text and the style of the music you are preparing. At various times during the year, we will offer language and master classes by visiting artists such as singers, conductors, and managers.
The Maestro's Podium focuses specifically on the art of conducting. Workshops will cover baton technique, score reading, and podium etiquette. We also will also delve into the psychological art of being a leader. Workshops to begin in 2022.
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.
Class vs Workshop vs Performance
SAS Performing Arts Studios offer both class training, workshop sessions, and
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 be a class performance for the participants.
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