Education Programs

Youth Education

Green Space Players Youth Theatre offers classes and workshops in acting, directing, playwriting, stage management, technical theatre and design for young people of all ages. The program is under the direction of Lorry Lepaule, a former drama therapist, who has a Masters Degree from Lesley University. An acclaimed educator, Ms. Lepaule taught drama at the International School of Amsterdam from 1990 to 2001. In 2014 she joined the staff of MTC and has since worked as a director, actor and arts administrator.  Lorry has been instrumental in organizing MTC’s numerous play readings and theatre workshops and is currently director of MTC’s dramatic radio programing for KZYX, public radio.

The goal of Green Space Players Youth Program is to guide young people in finding their unique creative voices, through stage productions, theatre classes and training workshops taught by experienced mentors. MTC is proud of its active Youth Advisory Board which is comprised of local Mendocino County young adults.

Adult Classes and Workshops

MTC offers a wide range of  classes and training workshops in all areas of theatre arts. These affordable classes are taught by MTC artists and visiting theatre professionals from all over the country.

Alex Rapport’s SCENE STUDY workshop, 2019.
Alex Rapport’s SCENE STUDY workshop, 2019.
Cast & Crew
2022 Youth Production, LOCKDOWN

  Our workshop spaces are  wheelchair accessible.  

See our scheduled classes & youth productions below …
Patty Price
POSTPONED
18
February
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
To Be Determined

Postponed!! The Art of Stage Management–NEW date to come

Learn the ins and outs of stage management from one of the top local professionals in the field. Participants will have the opportunity to apprentice in a real theatre environment both on stage, back stage and in the booth... ...

Youth Class
7
March
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

Acting for Teens

The Mendocino Theatre Company is proud to present this serious (and fun) acting class for high school and middle school students. The course involves students in a variety of approaches to the art of acting—and the steady weekly format almost guarantees that students will end up skilled enough to play roles in any of our local venues. ...

Youth Class
18
March
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

GET THAT PART–A One Day Audition Workshop for Teens!

The process of getting a role in a play or movie almost always begins with an Audition. The audition is where actors present themselves solo on a stage and perform one or two monologues that demonstrate their range and ability. This assignment requires a focus on particular skills; and training for it provides much needed confidence as well as insights into what works and doesn’t work. An audition workshop is also a fine way to get started on serious acting instruction. ...

Adult Class
1
April
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Center of Mendocino
998 School St.

Acting Technique

This class is suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced actors who would like some practice and a fresh approach. Participants learn acting skills in a step-by-step format that is easy to understand resulting in acting that is honest, convincing, assertive, and touched with real feeling. The fifth Saturday will include a Showcase Demonstration to which students can invite their friends and to which MTC directors will also be invited—to check out the talent! ...

Lorry Lepaule
Youth Class
16
May
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

Exploring Character

This class prepares young actors for participation in the upcoming Green Space Players production of OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder coming to the MTC main stage in October of 2023. Young actors will explore the world Grover’s Corner and its many characters’ actions, motivations and relationships. ...

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder; directed by Lorry Lepaule
26
October
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

Our Town

The Green Space Players is the name given to new educational theatre program for youth of the Mendocino Theatre Company (MTC). In October of 2023, the Green Space Players will present its first full length play, Thornton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town, on the MTC main stage. ...

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder; directed by Lorry Lepaule
27
October
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

Our Town

The Green Space Players is the name given to new educational theatre program for youth of the Mendocino Theatre Company (MTC). In October of 2023, the Green Space Players will present its first full length play, Thornton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town, on the MTC main stage. ...

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder; directed by Lorry Lepaule
28
October
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

Our Town

The Green Space Players is the name given to new educational theatre program for youth of the Mendocino Theatre Company (MTC). In October of 2023, the Green Space Players will present its first full length play, Thornton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town, on the MTC main stage. ...

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder; directed by Lorry Lepaule
Sunday Matinee
29
October
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mendocino Theatre Company
45200 Little Lake

Our Town [ Sunday Matinee ]

The Green Space Players is the name given to new educational theatre program for youth of the Mendocino Theatre Company (MTC). In October of 2023, the Green Space Players will present its first full length play, Thornton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town, on the MTC main stage. ...

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