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For Adults

Lunch Time Yoga With Caro


Wednesdays (5/24, 6/21, 7/12, 8/23) 
 

Step away from your desk for an hour-long indulgent lunchtime yoga class on the stage of the Dragon Theatre. Improve your posture, alleviate your lower-back discomfort, find a moment of peace and quiet in the middle of your busy day. Caro will lead you through a gentle yoga sequence and a restorative guided meditation. A zen life is a happy life!
 

Caro started practicing yoga in 2008. She has spent many years teaching theatre, dance, yoga and movement. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor.  She finds that the best yoga practice is one that helps your body feel better. It's that simple. She enjoys helping her clients gain confidence, strength and balance.  She loves using her creativity to construct elegant and thoughtful sequences and meditations.  When she is not practicing yoga, Caro can be found reading a good book, tending her vegetable garden or off exploring hot springs. 

 

$15 in advance with the link below, $20 at the door. Pick the date(s) you want and come get some refreshing yoga. 


Register for Lunchtime Yoga

Intermediate Improv - 

Workshop Leader: Terry Sandke

Dragon Productions is offering a seven-session Intermediate Improv workshop starting on Tuesday, May 23.

Have fun.  Explore more improv.  Practice improvising stories. Use tools from earlier Improv classes.  Learn more about improvising stories and games.  Work with a small group in a safe atmosphere emphasizing PLAY.  Surprise yourself.  Create characters, stories, and scenes on the fly!  Play with fun people who love to laugh!  Attendees must have completed a Beginning Improv class.

Wednesday evening classes are taught by Terry Sandke who has been teaching Improv at Dragon Productions since 2007.  He was a founding member of the San Francisco Improv troupe, "Spontaneous Combustion”, and has been improvising for 20 years - eleven with the BATS Improv Sunday Players in San Francisco.

WHEN:  7-9:00 pm on Tuesday nights for 7 sessions, from May 23 through June 27

WHERE: The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City in the upstairs classroom

HOW MUCH: Register for $240. Registrations close at 5pm on May 22.

HOW MANY: Minimum of 5 students to be a "go" with a maximum of 10 students.  You must be aged 18 or older.

Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net

 

Improv For Anyone! - CANCELLED

Workshop leader: Corinne Kason
 

Our very popular Saturday morning Improv Class is back. This class welcomes everyone: those new to Improv, seasoned improvisers, actors who want to try this genre of theaterand all those in between who just want to have fun. Games are designed for everyone's enjoyment and growth.  Many techies, doctors, lawyers, couples, and homemakers find this class refreshing and fun and a way to unleash their creative talents and become more open and communicative.

 
Come give improv a try Saturday mornings at the Dragon Theatre. The classes begin Saturday, April 8th at 10am and run weekly for 6 weeks. 
 
This round of classes is taught by Corinne Kason, a professional actress who has worked in New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught Improv for the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in L.A. and S.F. and is currently teaching Improv at the San Carlos Charter Learning School.
 
WHEN: Saturday mornings from 10a - noon beginning Saturday, April 8th.
 
WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street) 
 
WHO: anyone aged 18 and up! There's a minimum requirement of 8 people for the class to be a "go." A maximum of 16 students accepted so register early to make sure you get a spot in this popular class! Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, April 7th.
 
HOW MUCH: $200 for the entire 6 weeks (about $33 a session) with an early bird discount of $175 if you register before March 25th.
 
Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net
 

Register for Improv for Everyone

Beginning Improv - 

Workshop Leader: Terry Sandke

The next Beginning Improv Class runs Tuesday evenings from March 28 through May 9. No experience required. Shy people are especially welcome!

Anyone can learn to improvise - it just takes practice. Basic improv skills can make you more comfortable in your own skin and increase your self-confidence. Work with a small group in a safe atmosphere that emphasizes PLAY. Surprise yourself by creating characters, stories, and scenes on the fly! Play with fun people who love to laugh! Learn basic skills all improvisers know.

Tuesday evening classes are taught by Terry Sandke, who has been teaching Improv at Dragon Productions since 2007. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Improv troupe, "Spontaneous Combustion" and has been improvising for 20 years - eleven with the BATS Improv Sunday Players in San Francisco.
 

HOW MUCH: $315 for the entire 7 weeks ($45 a session) with an early bird price of $280 if you register before March 22, 2017. Registration closes at 5pm on Monday, March 27.
 

WHEN:  Seven Tuesdays (7:00pm - 9:00pm), March 28 - May 9.

WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street)

WHO: Anyone aged 18 and up! There's a minimum requirement of 6 people for the class to be a "go." A maximum of 10 students accepted.Register early to make sure you get a spot!

Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net

Private Acting Lessons

 
Taught by Meredith Hagedorn (over 20 years experience), Executive Artistic Director of Dragon Productions Theatre Company. Meredith can assist you with audition preparation or just marketing yourself.  Serious, supportive approach. Rates: $70/hour. Email info (at) dragonproductions.net for questions and scheduling.
 
Max Koknar, Education Director, can work with you and help you improve your skills in public speaking and business presentations, audition prep (professional, community, college), character movement and physicality, mime, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation and dialect work. He can also partner with actors of any level over the long term with regular sessions to develop self-awareness of their strengths and weaknesses and work together on improving your overall craft in a supportive and stimulating environment. 


Max can also provide consultation on things like play writing and script development, self-producing, marketing, personal branding, audience experience design (site specific/immersive/interactive plays and other live events). 

 

Where appropriate and more convenient for the client, it may be possible to arrange an online class via skype or similar service. 

 

Pricing is on a sliding scale depending on what you want to work on and ability to pay, from $50 - $150 an hour. Contact Max at max (at) dragonproductions.net with a little about yourself and what you're looking for to get a specific quote. 

 
A brief look at Max's bio: 
 
  • Actor, Consultant with First Person Travel on NYT Featured Headlands Gamble
  • Lead Actor, Writer, Co-Director, Co-Artistic Director on SFWeekly Featured Ancien Regime
  • Story and Audience Experience Designer on a collaboration with Finnish government (The Decameron Project 2017) at the old Outokumpu mine.
  • Consultant/Guest Lecturer/Teaching Artist/Coach in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Adventure Design Group (San Francisco, CA), The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Willow Glen Elementary Tiger Theatre (San Jose, CA), Daniel Wright Elementary (Dublin, OH),  Theatre of All Possibilities (Various Bay Area, CA), California Theatre Center (Various, CA, NV, WA, OR), Northside Theatre (San Jose, CA), Crowded Fire (San Francisco, CA), Triangle Lab (Bay Area, CA) and the Arena Stage (Washington DC)
  • Have performed in front of nearly 500,000 people over the course of my career.
  • Past collaborators and teachers include movement coaches who’ve worked for the Blue Man Group and Marvel’s Thor, students and collaborators of Marcel Marceau, Obie Award Winners, and Cirque du Soleil clowns.
 

For Youth

 

 

Spring After School Series

A series of after school classes designed to teach young people the basics of acting. You can sign up for one or for all four. Discounts for multiple classes! Taught by Max Koknar. For questions on any of the classes please contact classes@dragonproductions.net

 

Every Wednesday (5/24 - 6/14)

1 Session:  $35/student

2-Pack (Choose 2, space permitting): $60/student

Series Pass (All 4 sessions):  $100/student

 

Stage Combat Intro

5/24/2017

Ages 10+

Get an introduction to the secrets of safely creating thrilling fight scenes with a combination of acting skills, choreography and stage illusion principles. From how to fall safely to how to swing a punch like John Wayne, this class will focus on the basics of telling a story with your body, whether thrilling or hilarious.
 

Physical Comedy Intro

5/31/2017

Ages 8+

Learn about things like pratfalls, repetition and the rule of threes. Begin developing your body awareness and learn how the right move at just the right time can create laughter across cultural and language barriers.
 

Improv Intro

6/7/2017

Ages 8+

Get an introduction to the principles of improvisation and learn some fun short-form improv games geared towards developing listening skills, team-work and quick thinking.The process of learning basic improvisational skills will teach the students to say yes to their ideas and to each other in scenes in order to build on one another's ideas.
 

Auditioning 101

6/14/2017

Ages 10+

Auditioning for a show or educational program is all about showing them your best self. With this class you will learn about basics of auditioning and ask any questions you might have about the dos and don’ts of auditioning.

 

 

Register for Spring After School

 

Summer Camp Series 

download the summer camp flyer

½ Day Workshops in July & August

1 Session: $50/student

2-Pack (Choose 2, space permitting):          $90/student


All classes taught by Max Koknar. For questions on any of the classes please contact classes@dragonproductions.net

 

Beginning Acting: Acting Games

7/3/2017, 7/10/2017

Ages 6+

An introduction to acting and theatre fundamentals through fun games and activities.

 

Improv Games and ‘Theatre Sports’

7/3/2017, 7/14/2017

Ages 8+

Learn all about the principles of improvisation and learn a number of fun short-form improv games geared towards developing listening skills, team-work and quick thinking.The process of learning basic improvisational skills will teach the students to say yes to their ideas and to each other in scenes in order to build on one another's ideas.

 

Actor's Tools: Voice and Movement

7/11/17

Ages 6+

While learning to move and sound like wild and zany characters from stories and cartoons, grow an awareness of how your body moves and how your voice works.

 

The Bard's Greatest Hits

7/13/2017

Ages 10+

Experience the most famous of Shakespeare's plays and understand why his plays are still produced all over by performing select scenes from some of the plays with your classmates.

 

Mime & Physical Comedy

7/5/2017

Ages 8+

Learn the principles of mime to tell stories without a single word, and to make the invisible visible while you grow your awareness of your everyday physicality. Embrace your silliness as you learn about how to create laughter with just the right move at the right time.

 

Stage Combat

7/5/2017

Ages 10+

Learn about the secrets of safely creating thrilling fight scenes with a combination of acting skills, choreography and stage illusion principles. From how to fall safely to how to how to hold a sword using safe practice equipment, this class will focus on the basics of telling a story with your body, whether thrilling or hilarious.

 

Intro to Puppetry

7/6/2017

Ages 6+

(+$10 Materials Fee)

Create a world of fantasy as you learn about different kinds of puppets, the basics of puppeteering and how to make your own puppet.

 

The Living Cartoon: Masked Performance

7/6/2017

Ages 8+

(+$10 Materials Fee)

Learn to become a living breathing cartoon character with the use of masks. Learn about the history of masks from the ancient Greeks to Commedia dell’Arte and make a mask of your own to take home with you.

 

Auditioning and Monologues

7/7/2017

Ages 10+

Auditioning for a show or educational program is all about showing them your best self. With this class you will learn about basics of auditioning, ask any questions you might have about the dos and don’ts of auditioning and practice doing audition monologues in a supportive environment.

 

Dragons at Play: Readers' Theatre

7/7/2017

Ages 8+

Experience an actor's process through creating a performance in a collaborative, safe and fun environment from first read to performance while growing your reading fluency and confidence.

 

Storytelling on the Stage

7/12/2017

Ages 8+

Learn about the parts and structure of stories through collaborative activities as well as more traditional writing and script analysis exercises

 

Register for Summer Camp Series

 

Weekend Series

 

Improv Weekly

Every Saturday (7/1 - 8/19*)  *No Class on 7/29

Drop-In: $50

1 Session (Advance): $35

2 Pack in Advance: $65

All 7 Sessions: $200

Ages 10+

Learn all about the principles of improvisation and learn a number of fun short-form improv games geared towards developing listening skills, team-work and quick thinking. The process of learning basic improvisational skills will teach the students to say yes to their ideas and to each other in scenes in order to build on one another's ideas. Drop-Ins Possible.

 

Register for Youth Weekend Series

 

Mini Camps

Each mini-camp costs $200/student

 

Improv Mini Camp 

7/10 - 7/14

Short presentation on 7/14

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 10+

 

Faerie Tale Theatre Mini-Camp

8/7 - 8/11

Short presentation on 8/11

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 6 - 10

 

The Mystical Stage Mini-Camp

8/7 - 8/11

Short presentation on 8/11

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ages  8+

 

Register for Youth Mini Camps

 
A brief look at Max Koknar: 
 
  • Actor, Consultant with First Person Travel on NYT Featured Headlands Gamble
  • Lead Actor, Writer, Co-Director, Co-Artistic Director on SFWeekly Featured Ancien Regime
  • Story and Audience Experience Designer on a collaboration with Finnish government (The Decameron Project 2017) at the old Outokumpu mine.
  • Consultant/Guest Lecturer/Teaching Artist/Coach in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Adventure Design Group (San Francisco, CA), The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Willow Glen Elementary Tiger Theatre (San Jose, CA), Daniel Wright Elementary (Dublin, OH),  Theatre of All Possibilities (Various Bay Area, CA), California Theatre Center (Various, CA, NV, WA, OR), Northside Theatre (San Jose, CA), Crowded Fire (San Francisco, CA), Triangle Lab (Bay Area, CA) and the Arena Stage (Washington DC)
  • Have performed in front of nearly 500,000 people over the course of my career.
  • Past collaborators and teachers include movement coaches who’ve worked for the Blue Man Group and Marvel’s Thor, students and collaborators of Marcel Marceau, Obie Award Winners, and Cirque du Soleil clowns.

 

 
About Dragon Productions Theatre Company:
Dragon Productions Theatre Company is a 501c3 nonprofit company. Your attendence in our classes allows us to keep expanding our offerings season after season and enriches the greater Bay Area community. Thank you so much for your interest and support! 
 
 

 

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