Wednesday Workshops are casual monthly workshops for teens and adults. Each class offers a unique opportunity to learn an aspect of theatre or film. Classes are ongoing, which allows participants to drop in on any workshop and get the full benefit of the class. Many performers use these workshops between shows they are involved in to try new things and make new friends. Annual Membership dues are $30 per workshop per calendar year or you can join all four workshops for $90 online.
First Wednesday of the Month
Improv Club (7-9 pm)
Adult actors are encouraged to test their skills in creating characters on the spot through short form comedy improv. This is a great way to wind down a day or develop greater confidence in performing. Select participants are invited to be part of the Soylent Greensboro Improv Comedy Troupe. Annual membership dues are $30 per calendar year. Register online.
Last Monday of the Month
Drama Center Pictures (5-6:30 pm)
Ages 13 and up are welcome to attend this workshop on filmmaking. Each month, the group explores an aspect of filmmaking, writing, directing, shooting, editing, and lighting in a real-life situation of location shooting. Participants are encouraged to work outside of class on their own projects. Annual membership dues are $30 per calendar year. Register online.
Second Wednesday of the Month
Greensboro Playwrights' Forum (7-9 pm)
Playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and audience members gather to read works in progress and provide encouraging feedback to new writers. Opportunities to write, act and network are important to playwrights finding a home for their work. Meetings – Free, annual membership dues are $30 per calendar year. Register online
Third Wednesday of the Month
Soylent Greensboro Comedy Troupe (7-9 pm)
This is an advanced workshop in improv performance open to those who have been referred by a Drama Center staff member. Troupe members are asked to perform for the public throughout the City of Greensboro. Register online
Fourth Wednesday of the Month
Director's Laboratory (7-9 pm)
Playwrights provide short scenes to put into a rehearsal with multiple directors and actors. This is a great opportunity to learn directing techniques and take on acting challenges in a casual and supportive setting, while playwrights gain new insight into their scripts. Annual membership dues are $30 per calendar year. Register online
Every Fifth Wednesday: A Staged Reading
Every fifth Wednesday, the Drama Center Playwrights Forum presents a staged reading of a member's full length work, followed by a moderated feedback session. Reading performances are held at various locations throughout the community. Submissions are due the last Wednesday of the month prior to the reading date. All forum members are encouraged to volunteer to be on at least one reading panel per year. Submissions can be e-mailed to Todd Fisher.
All Wednesday Workshops take place on the first level of the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Call 336-373-2026 or e-mail the Drama Center for more information.