Adult Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

 
We offer a variety of classes for adults ranging from yoga to improv. Details and registration for all of our adult classes are below. We also offer team building workshops and corporate training workshops. More information on corporate workshops here. If you're looking for classes for children, visit this page for a variety of classes for kids. 
 
 

Seminars


Ever thought “I’ve got a great idea, let’s put on a show?" Dragon Productions Theatre Company is hosting a “How To Train Your Dragon” workshop to artists who are interested in self-producing. This is a free event hosted by Dragon’s Executive Artistic Director and Founder Meredith Hagedorn and Karen Altree Piemme, the Dragon’s 2nd Stages Series Associate Producer and Director of the Red Ladder Theatre Company.

 

The workshop is open to anyone who wants to know more about what it takes to self-produce an artistic event, and artists who attend the workshop are given extra consideration when applying for the 2019 2nd Stages Series.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14th 7-9pm
Sunday, Jan. 14th 6-8pm
Tuesday, Feb. 27th 7-9pm
Monday, March 19th 7-9pm


The workshop is at the Dragon Theatre (2120 Broadway Street in downtown Redwood City) in the upstairs classroom. Please note that this room is accessible only by stairs. To sign up for a workshop, please select your preferred date here.

 

This workshop is free of charge!

 

Improv

 

Improvisation seminars are routinely used as training for tech companies. The San Francisco Chronicle had a great piece as to why that's worth a read

 

Improv For Anyone! 

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 theater, and 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 summer session begins on June 2nd. 
 
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: Summer session runs June 2 - July 7. Class runs 10a until noon.
 
WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street) on the stage.
 
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 5 pm on Thursday, May 31st.
 
HOW MUCH: $200 for the entire 6 weeks (about $33 a session) with an early bird discount of $175 if you register before May 21st.
 
Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net
 

Register for Improv for Everyone


 

Public Speaking

Physically Present Performance

Workshop leader: Bora "Max" Koknar

Tuesday, June 12 - July 3rd from 6-8p 

Price: $250
Age: 18+ 

 

Take your performance skills to the next level by tuning into your body as your primary instrument in performance. Through a survey of theatre disciplines and traditions including, mime, clowning, mask-work, stage combat and improv, the instructor, Bora "Max" Koknar, will share some tools which will help you stay more relaxed and in the moment while performing and make more specific choices about the stories you are telling through your body. The class is a deep dive into acting skills but previous experience is no means required.
Register for Class

 

 

Speaking With Presence

Workshop leader: Bora "Max" Koknar

Tuesday, July 31 from 6-8p 

Price: $65
Age: 18+ 

 

Take your public presentation skills to the next level by tuning into your body as your primary instrument of communication. By trying out a variety of fun exercises and activities from many different acting styles and traditions including, mime, clowning, mask-work, stage combat and improv, you will discover tools that fit well with your own personal style of presentation. And all the while, you will gain a deeper awareness of the stories your body tells beyond the words you use.

Register for July 31 class

 

Private Coaching 

 
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.
 

 

 
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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