Classes for Adults — Spring 2024

Your Theatre for Life

Park Square Theatre SteppingStone are pleased to offer a creative and engaging storytelling workshop series for adults.

Intergenerational classes are available as well as programs specifically for adults age 50 and above. Together, the programs will immerse you in learning that will cumulatively build your skills and comfort in speaking out and sharing your stories.

Deepen connections with friends and family, forge new relationships, and share the joy of theatre!

Questions?

Contact Megan Flød Johnson, Director of Education. Email flod-johnson@parksquaretheatre.org

2024 Classes to be announced soon!

ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTISTS

Headshot of Katie Knutson, a woman with glasses and shoulder-length dark hair.

Katie Knutson

Katie Knutson is a Professional Storyteller and Teaching Artist who has been featured at storytelling festivals in the US, Italy, and the United Arab Emirates. She regularly teaches classes and leads workshops for adults and children, and even spent a year teaching storytelling and drama in Chile. Her writing has been featured in Storytelling Magazine, Tomorrow’s Storytellers Today, and two books about integrating storytelling into classroom curriculum. She recently completed 17 years of serving on the Boards of various non-profits including Story Arts of MN, Northlands Storytelling Network, National Storytelling Network, and Youth, Educators & Storytellers Alliance.

Learn more about Katie and her work at www.ripplingstories.com

Dane Stauffer

Dane Stauffer’s career spans cabaret, theater, film, television, and radio. Dane recently sang in Brand New Day: Breaking Barriers/A Cabaret at the Ordway, where he also recently starred as Scrooge in Dolly Parton’s Smokey Mountain Christmas Carol. He’s starred as Roger Caldwell in the IVEY award winning musical Glensheen, (Returning Summer 2022 to History Theatre, and Original Cast Album just released).

He has toured Ireland in Triple Espresso, garnered “Best Actor in a comedy” LA Stage Scene for All in the Timing, and “Best Actor in a Musical ” Broadway World for Glensheen. While in Los Angeles, he became a staple singing at Sunset Strip’s House of Blues, the Cafe Was with Jeff Goldblum on the keys, Herb Alpert’s Vibe Room and Yoshi’s with Estaire Godinez, and the LA Blues Festival, and locally, most recently in The Love Show at the O’Shaughnessy Valentines day w/ Kevin Kling and company.

Dane continues to teach empowerment through storytelling and theatre arts to children and adults in all settings.

Read more at www.danestauffer.com

Dane has a great way of making everyone feel comfortable and accepted.  I enjoyed the class so much that I recommended it to a group of seniors that I meet with regularly.

Linda Z., Workshop Participant

First off, the class was fun, great fun. Dane put me at ease with the first group exercises… The class showed me I was still a creative spontaneous ‘senior’ person.

Maureen C., Workshop Participant

Pedro Bayón

Specialty: Devised Theatre + Acting

With over 30 years of experience, Pedro is a Theatre Artist and Teaching Artist from Puerto Rico. He has worked with local companies including The Ordway, Teatro del Pueblo, and Mixed Blood, amongst others. Motivating minds to explore their creative potential is what motivates Pedro to keep teaching and mentoring students ages 5-85.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $50 non-refundable and non-transferable class deposit.

  • Cancelation more than 2 weeks before a class begins will result in a full refund, less the $50 deposit.
  • Cancelation within 1-2 weeks of a class beginning will result in a class credit, less the $50 deposit.
  • Cancelation 1 week or less before a class begins will result in no refund or credit.

Exceptions will be considered for students with COVID-19 symptoms.

Students may transfer camp sessions (based on availability) without a processing fee, 2+ weeks before a class begins. Class transfers requested less than two weeks before a class begins may not be accommodated. If camp registration fees are not equal, any cost difference must be paid at the time of transfer.

If Park Square Theatre cancels a class, for any reason, you will be issued

  • a full refund including the $50 deposit for classes that have not yet started.
  • a prorated refund (including the $50 deposit) for classes that have started.

Tickets

The box office is currently closed. Please email tickets@parksquaretheatre.org with any questions.

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