For Students Entering Grades 5 - 8 in the Fall 


Instructed by Dianne Schaumberg



To register for the workshop:

• Please fill out and submit Registration Form. *For your convenience, the workshop schedule has been         

   provided in calendar form - Commitment Calendar. Please review the dates and information about conflicts.

• Payment can be made on our website insert link to PayPal button/payment page










• Or mail check payable to "Stages" to:  

   Stages Education Program  

   875 E. Main Street  

   Auditorium Center, Third Floor  

   Rochester, NY 14605  

• You will receive an email/call confirming your spot in the workshop.



Calling all actors to learn valuable skills while playing characters in the hilarious Bad Auditions by Bad Actors. Set in a theater during a single zany day, this script will take participants on quite a ride!  Actors will learn to use their bodies, voices, and expressions to portray one or more character trait with various attitudes and quirks. From casting on the first day to performance on the last; each class will provide valuable learning opportunities in character development, motivation, projection and expression.  By performing as “bad actors,” the participants will become good actors.  A showcase performance for family and friends will take place on the final class day.



A casting director has one day to find the leads for a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes extreme method actors, performers who just don't know what to do with their hands, and one particular woman who may or may not think she's a cat. This hilarious comedy will bring you to the last place you'd ever want to be ... behind the doors of a casting session.



The workshop takes places on six dates over two weeks — see Commitment Calendar.  To ensure a successful experience and polished showcase performance, participants are expected to be available for all dates.  We understand many families lead active lives and know that the workshop will take place during a very busy summer season. Therefore, accommodation will be made for one conflict if we are aware of it in advance.  You are expected to be available for the mandatory dates and showcase performance during the second week. 


The success of the workshop experience and showcase performance depends on team players making their time with us a priority.  Conflicts are taken into consideration when casting.  In the event of a serious, unexpected event (i.e. sickness, death, accident) please contact the Instructor or Production Manager to advise prior to class. 



7pm on Wednesday, July 31



• $150 Commitment Fee for theater training to develop your acting talent in a supportive, nurturing     

    environment culminating in a showcase performance.  A limited amount of partial tuition assistance     


• Attend all classes with no more than one conflict.

• Participants may be asked to provide some costume items. 


Workshops are held at:  


875 E. Main Street Third Floor,

Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605


Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are  attending a Stages rehearsal or show.  



935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email 

Hope to see you at the theater!