Winter Classes

Oregon Contemporary Theatre offers a variety of courses for adults of all experience and training levels. Our classes are taught by professional instructors and cover a number of topics, including Acting Technique, Scene Study, Playwriting, and more. Classes are generally 4-8 weeks and are taught in the Autumn, Winter, and Spring.

  • Looking Theatre:
    How to Format and Submit Your Work 
    A workshop with Paul Calandrino, Rachael Carnes & Tara Wibrew

    Sunday, January 26, 5pm-7pm 
    $10-$25 sliding scale; free for current Dramatists Guild members

    Ready to send out your work, but not sure where to find opportunities? Want to ensure your plays are formatted correctly? Interested in hearing from the producer's perspective, on building relationships with theaters? Join us for this fun-filled workshop to get some solid tools and get your work out there!


  • Know Thyself with Inga R. Wilson
    Sundays, January 26 - March 15; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Feeling stuck in a rut, miscast, or worse - overlooked? Through monologues, cold readings, and physical exploration, this eight-week class will help you make the most of every moment on stage. Students are asked to prepare a monologue suitable for auditions prior to the start of class.


  • Plotting Along with Paul Calandrino 
    Tuesdays, January 28 - March 17; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Crafting a good plot is one of the most difficult tasks a playwright faces. In this 8-week course, we will practice the fundamentals of plot-craft, including where to start, how to create obstacles, and how to arrive at an inevitable yet surprising resolution. Open to writers of all levels.


  • Influential Storytelling with Erica Towe  
    Wednesdays, January 29 - March 18; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    A great story will grab an audience's attention and influence their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. This engaging and inspiring 8-week class will use Applied Improv Exercises and Moment Work to hone your storytelling skills. This class is perfect for writers, public speakers, actors, business leaders, and anyone interested in learning new ways to create a dynamic story that influences and entertains an audience.


  • Saturday, March 28, 12PM - 3PM

    Interested in playwriting but not sure where to start? Get your creativity flowing with this workshop, led by Northwest 10 co-founders Paul Calandrino and Connie Bennett. Learn about structure, character, dialogue, and theatricality, and be on your way to writing your 10-minute play!

    This class is not available at this time.


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