Upcoming Workshops

Actor Physicality? What is it? And how do I do it?

Jennifer Mizenko

April 22 | $35 member, $40 non-members

Arena, 70 F.D. Buddy East Parkway

1-2:30 PM, Ages 10-15 | 3-4:30 PM, Ages 15+

Internationally renowned theater movement expert, Jennifer Mizenko, will take you through the basics of how to apply physicality to the characters you play. You will examine the relationship between physicality and personality, as well as the significance of posture & gesture. Through this workshop you will gain a basic tool kit on how to make unique physical choices for every character you play.

Exeter College students in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Barnfield Theatre. Photo: James King. Free to Use and Share filter on Microsoft Bing.

Summer Youth Acting Workshop

Jackie Joyner and Jennifer Mizenko

$185 for YAC members / $200 for non-members

Arena, 70 F.D. Buddy East Parkway

July 10-15, 2-5PM | Ages 8+

Theatre Oxford is excited to offer a Youth Acting Workshop for ages 8+. Through a series of acting exercises, students will create their own play devised from a familiar fairytale. The workshop will result in an informal performance on Saturday, July 15th. Each day participants will receive lessons in scene work, character development, and movement from professional actress, Jackie Joyner, and internationally recognized movement expert, Jennifer Mizenko.

As a part of creating an original play, participants will learn to create their own costumes and props using fabric and simple craft techniques. By the end of the workshop, students will have become the authors, designers, and performers of their own play!

About Our Workshops

We strive to provide an array of workshops to develop skills on and off stage for theatre lovers of all ages. Past workshops have included storytelling, adult acting, children’s theatre, set painting, and playwriting. Don’t miss out! Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

If you have a theatre-relevant skill you want to help others develop, submit a proposal. We’ll help you organize, secure a space, and advertise. You’ll receive a percentage of the admission fees.

This Season’s Completed Workshops: Thank You!

How to Audition Workshop

Rene Pulliam

February 26 | 4-6 PM

Powerhouse | 413 S. 14th St.

$35 members, $40 non-members | Ages 16+

Learn how to have a successful audition. What kind of monologue should you choose? How long should it be? What are standard audition practices? What should you expect during a call back? How should you use your voice and body? How should you dress? Theatre professional Rene Pulliam will address these questions and more.

Rene Pulliam has decades of experience casting shows. She was head of the BFA program in Musical Theatre at the University of Mississippi from 1993 to 2019. She has directed and/or choreographed hundreds of musicals across the United States, including the West Coast premiers of Smile, Closer than Ever, and Over Here. Her performance credits include television (The Carol Burnett Show), commercials (Dr. Pepper), and touring companies (The King and I, Godspell, Oklahoma).

2-Day, 10-Minute Playwriting Workshop

By Neil White and Leonard Madrid

Powerhouse | 413 S. 14th St.

February 10 (5-7 PM)

& February 11 (10 AM-Noon)

$50 members, $65 non-members | Ages 16+

Fee includes ticket to the 10-Minute Play Festival!

Are you an author or an aspiring author of a 10-minute play? Ever dreamed of submitting a play to our 10-Minute Play contest? Come join this workshop to learn what makes a good 10-minute play. How is the format unique? What are the elements that make-or-break successful results? Michael Tuxhorn will lead the group through analysis and writing exercises. Author Neil White will share his experience as a publisher and playwright.

Leonard Madrid and Neil White

Leonard Madrid has received the Kennedy Center’s Latinx Playwriting award three times. Aurora was part of the Ignition Festival at Victory Gardens and the Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario in Mexico City. Las Arañas was part of the Ground Floor residency at Berkely Rep. Cebollas will be part of the Colorado Playwright Summit in 2022. He is currently the Artistic Director at Blackout Theatre and teaches playwriting at Eastern New Mexico University.

Neil White (Lepers & Cons, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir) runs The Nautilus Publishing Company, is the ghost author of many memoirs, and editor/publisher of 10-Minute Plays from Oxford.

Halloween Props Workshop

Create a Pool Noodle Scarecrow or Groundbreaking Zombie with Eduardo Talbert

October 13 | 6-8 PM | Lafayette County Arena | Ages 13+

Eduardo Talbert is CEO of the Monster Tutorials, a YouTube channel with over100K subscribers. He specializes in DIY Halloween and horror props, costumes, and makeup. Eduardo speaks and teaches at various Haunt and Halloween conventions.

$80 for YAC and Theatre Oxford Members

All materials are included!