Fall 2019 Adult Workshops


Please note: Class size is limited, must pre register to secure a spot.
Special discounts for active RTC members
To preregister: Call or text Susan @ 917-817-5590 or email: rockawaytheatre@verizon.net


Theatre Directing

Sundays Sept. 29-Nov. 17
10:00AM - 12:00PM

This workshop explores the art of theatrical storytelling. Participants will work in determining "what is the story" of a piece and then deciphering "what are the pictures and staging that will best compliment the text". As directing is both a craft and an interpretive art, the workshop provides the student with the fundamental tools of direction: play analysis, staging and composition, research and exploration of the rehearsal process including communication with designers and actors, approaches for the use of set, light and sound, discussions on the meaning of "concept", visual storytelling and actor coaching. Workshop will be both discussion driven and hands on, with participants directing their own short scenes.

Instructor: Frank Caiati
Tuition $200.00

Basic Stage Management

Wednesdays Sept 25- Nov. 13
6:00 - 7:00 P.M

The Stage Manager is the backbone of any theatrical production. In this class, you will learn how to create a prompt book, call a show, take down blocking, create rehearsal reports and much more. Learn the ins and outs of backstage rules from the best Stage Manager in any theater today. Once you have learned the duties and responsibilities of a stage manager we will be glad to offer some practical experience right here at the RTC. All RTC members are strongly encouraged to register for this class.

Instructor: Nora Meyers

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Introduction to Improvisation

Thursdays Sept 26- Nov. 14

Looking for an opportunity to tap into your inner creative and fearless self while working well in a group? Join us as we explore improvisational comedy and drama through games, scenes and songs that are created on the spot. You will learn to focus on the moment and work cooperatively with others through basic rules of improv. Adults young and old can expect to have lots of laughs in this fun class. *Dress in comfortable casual clothing, allowing freedom of movement.

Preregistration is required for Improv. Minimum class size of 8 students is required

Instructor: Catherine McEntee

Tuition $150.00


Storytelling For Teens

Sundays October 20-December 8
12:30-1:30 PM

Inspired by NPR’s “The Moth,” the Teen Storytelling Workshop will focus on the development of personal true stories. Initially, we will focus on establishing a supportive environment for storytelling, and will brainstorm multiple ideas. Participants will learn about structure and acquire the tools needed to tell an effective story. We will share drafts with one another and give feedback to refine the stories together. The 8-week workshop will culminate in a “StorySlam” in front of an audience. Class is open to teens ages 13-18. Space will be limited to 10 spots. Members of RTC Teen Workshop are encouraged to take this class. Nov. classes will be held in T149

Instructor: Jessica Mintzes

Tuition cost is $100.00 (unless otherwise indicated) and includes registration fee.


All RTC Education Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.