Student Workshops

As part of our outreach programs for students in York and Cumberland counties, SRT is offering a series of one-day theater workshops this fall for area middle and high schoolers.  The workshops are held on Saturdays from 9:30am-3:30pm, giving participants an intensive day of exploration and skill-development in a fun, collaborative setting.  Each Saturday workshop focuses on a different specific discipline of theater-making and is led by a professional instructor.

A Few Details

•  Each One-Day Student Workshop this fall is offered at $45.00 per participant.

•  Saco River Theatre also makes subsidies available to reduce the costs for committed participants with an economic need.  For more information, contact Education & Programs Manager Daniel Burson at 

•  The registration deadline for each workshop is one-week prior to the workshop date – register early to insure a place in the session!

•  All Student Workshops will be held at Saco River Theatre at 29 Salmon Falls Road in Bar Mills, and/or at SRT’s Old White Church building located adjacent to the theater.

Space in SRT’s Student Workshops is limited, and advance registration is required. 

Details about this Fall’s Student Workshops are below, or to download a Fall 2016 Registration Form, click here.



Saturday, October 8th

Workshop Leader: Tara McDonough

For performers and non-performers alike, this intensive class can be either an introduction or further exploration in the world of improv. Students will learn basic improv concepts and games in a fun, supportive environment lead by Tara McDonough, one of Maine’s most experienced improv performers and coaches. No experience required -- just a sense of humor and a willingness to take risks and have fun!

Registration Deadline: Oct. 1



Saturday, November 19th

**This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.**



Saturday, December 3rd

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Porter

This fun and fast-paced workshop will have participants rehearse a musical number from its inception with SRT’s Artistic Director and choreographer Jennifer Porter. Students will learn the music, harmony parts, and choreography before eventually combining them to culminate in a finished number at the end of the day! Be ready to sing, and loose clothing and comfortable footwear are recommended.

Registration Deadline: Nov. 26



Saturday, December 10th

Workshop Leader: Rob Cameron

Every actor has to audition, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating! Get professional guidance on how to nail your next audition from off-Broadway and regional theater veteran Rob Cameron, the founding Artistic Director of Portland’s Fenix Theatre Company. A day discovering tools you can use in every audition, from cold readings to monologues to how to confidently interact with the auditioners.

Registration Deadline: Dec. 3


Download a copy of the Fall 2016 Registration Form.  For each workshop, the deadline for registrations is one week prior to the workshop date. Complete the registration form and mail it in with payment by check or credit card. The address to return registration forms to is:

Saco River Theatre|  P.O. Box 1|  Bar Mills, ME04004

For questions about the SRT’s Student Workshops, or to request that a brochure be mailed to you (which we’re happy to do!), please contact Education & Programs Manager Daniel Burson at