Expand your experience beyond the classroom!

Throughout the year, the Theater Department offers special workshops and guest speakers to augment the classroom experience.

Workshops and Special Events


Voiceover Workshop and Panel Discussion - Saturday, April 29, 4-5:40pm
A voiceover acting workshop led by Brendan Hughes, the director of the podcast Bridgewater, and with a panel of  alumni and professionals working in voiceover acting to answer questions afterward. Featuring Reba Buhr, Jesse Burch and Ezra Weisz


In Our Own Voice Speaker Series


In Our Own Voice, Part I: Playwriting - Wednesday, March 3, 2:45-3:40pm
The playwright's journey, and writing as a tool for creating community.
Featuring Luis Alfaro and Kristina Wong




In Our Own Voice, Part II: Acting - Friday, March 26, 12:15-1:10pm
The actor's journey, and performance as a tool for cultural change.
Featuring Sabina Zúñiga Varela and Larry Powell




In Our Own Voice, Part III: Arts Leadership - Friday, April 16, 2:45-3:40pm
The artist's journey, and leadership as a tool for social justice.
Featuring Snehal Desai and Tyrone Davis



In Our Own Voice is a conversation series about storytelling, collaboration, and making connections with colleagues and mentors. By centering guest speakers with a strong history of advocacy, community building, and anti-racist leadership, these discussions aim to empower students to advocate for themselves, for their work, and for others. The In Our Own Voice series will support students in identifying tools that they (regardless of major or career goals) can use during their education and to prepare for their career journey ahead.

In Our Own Voice speaker series is made possible by support from the Edgerton Foundation Program in Theater.

Cornerstone Theater Company and the Highland Park Community Project
Friday, February 28, 1:55-3:55pm, Keck Rehearsal Studio (Room 208)

The February 28 workshop will introduce Cornerstone, and include activities and conversation about and for the Highland Park Project. This quick workshop relies on participants’ input for activities and conversations as we introduce elements of a community engagement process for script development and design using Cornerstone’s methods of cultural mapping, story circles and group inquiry? Come ready to share your Highland Park experience.

All are welcome! The workshop works best with a diversity of participants coming from a variety of interests and disciplines, including but not limited to visual and performing arts, social justice, American studies, urban studies, etc. 

Contact the Theater & Performance Studies Department
Keck Theater 202

Box Office: (323) 259-2922