Classes for children, teens, and adults

Stage West is pleased to offer low-cost theatre workshops for teens and adults, as well as weekly classes for young people.


Weekly Classes for Young People Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Fall Classes begin in September and run through December. Spring classes begin in January and run through May.  Final showcases will be May 15, 2015.  Classes are held in Stage West's Studio Theatre at 823 W. Vickery.

The yearly registration fee is $50. Classes are listed below. Questions? education [at] stagewest [dot] org or call Tonya at (817) 754-0231.

Current Classes:

Ages 7-12

Musical Theatre and Movement with Mary Gilbreath Grim

Wednesdays at 4pm, $50 per month Triple threat performers are the most sought after in the business of theatre. If you can sing, dance, and act, you will be cast over and over again.  Musical Theatre and Movement class can also increase flexibility, self-confidence, and sequencing skills. This class will focus on strengthening performance skills while working together as an ensemble. (About Mary Gilbreath Grim.)

Ages 9-12

Acting and Improvisation with Tonya Wilson-Brown

Mondays at 4pm, $50 per month  Designed for new and returning students, this class focuses on acting and improvisation aimed to strengthen performance skills.  Participants will be led through theatre games and exercises that teach acting technique, while also promoting public speaking skills and self-confidence.  There will be a special Acting for the Camera section in both the fall and spring semesters. (About Tonya Wilson-Brown.)

Register and reserve your kid's space today! 

Ages 13-18

Teen Acting Troupe: West Vickery Vagabonds w/Rob Bosquez, Jr.

Mondays and Wednesdays  5pm-6:30pm, $100 per month  Curriculum includes acting, improvisation and playwriting leading to the creation and performances of monologues and original plays.  Students explore all disciplines and styles of the craft.  We will share works developed by the students in various venues (children’s hospitals, community centers, libraries, etc.) where their theatrical endeavors can enlighten, educate and entertain.

Register and reserve your kid's space today! 


(mature teens welcomed)

Playwright's Workshop w/Rob Bosquez Jr.

Offered for a 6-week session in the fall, and a 6-week session in the spring, adult and teen playwrights will explore writing exercises and techniques designed to enhance all aspects of their own original play. From character development, to dialogue, to structure and endings, as well as sharing writings peer to peer. A great place for playwrights of all experience levels to support and inspire eachother! 

$120 for each 6-week session. Pay in advance, Wednesdays 7pm-9pm, First Session: October 15, 2014- November 19, 2014.

Register and reserve your space today!  

Acting Intensive Workshops

Acting and Characterization with Jakie Cabe. October 18th and 19th. Saturday session from 10am-8pm (with a 2 hour break). Sunday session from 1pm-7pm. $120 for the weekend. This workshop promises to be loads of fun as well as informative to the would be or working actor. Professionals and amateurs welcome.

Register and reserve your space today!  

Actor's Workshop with Don Shook

Mondays 7pm-9pm, $20 per class  Making the student a better performer through the principles of imagination, controlled release of inhibitions, and common sense.  Students work on techniques for developing individual talents without trying to “sacrifice the personality in lieu of the method.”  With individual attention applied to individual abilities, the student and teacher attempt to discover what works and what doesn’t and then emphasize the former while diminishing the latter.  Monologues, scene study, voice and articulation, character development, improvisation and audition techniques are incorporated to help make each student the best performer they can be and get the job.  (About Don Shook)

Please contact Mr. Shook directly at dshook77 [at] aol [dot] com for registration and payment questions.  Actors' Workshop is a private class taught by Mr. Shook, using Stage West's Studio Space.