Upcoming Workshops

Join us for AlterTheater’s Free Summer Acting Workshop!​

July 12-16

University of Reno, Nevada

A 5-day sleep-away acting camp and workshop for Native American students in grades 6-12. Students will explore theater games, character work, improv, and scene work. On the final day, students will perform their work. No experience needed!

Contact Tanis at tanis@altertheater.org for more information and to register.

All students must be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person programming. Stay tuned for virtual programming later this summer!

About the Instructors

*All instructors are fully vaccinated

Tara Moses (Seminole/Mvskoke) is a multi-award winning playwright, director, Artistic Director, and advocate. Last year she helped shut down a theatre who committed racist acts towards her and other artists of color just by using her voice. 

Kenny Ray Ramos Barona Band of Mission Indians (Diegueño Iipay/Kumeyaay) A Fox fellow, Kenny Ray Ramos has performed onstage from California to New York, with his artistic base at Cornerstone Theatre in Los Angeles, where he worked with playwright Larissa FastHorse on Urban Rez and Native Nation.

Jeanette Harrison began her 20-year career as an actor and director, and her name is in print as the original actor in numerous plays, including The Hatmaker’s Wife by Lauren Yee

Your Issues, Your Voice, Your Theater

A workshop for Nevada Native American students in grades 7-12, led by Tara Moses with Teresa Melendez, Vickie Ramirez & Jeanette Harrison. During this two-day workshop in Spring of 2021, we explored ways to stand up to injustice, celebrate culture and community, and make change for the better... by creating stories that imagine the change they want to see. At the end of the second day, students performed the plays they had created.

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Crafting Story with your Voice

A workshop for Nevada Native American students in 6th-9th grades. This one-week course was offered in partnership with Lucentree in August 2020 and taught by Vickie Ramirez. We used visualization, Theater Games, and sensory exercises to introduce students to three-dimensional story-telling. By the end of the week each student created a monologue, which was presented by a professional actor.

Check out this blog post about the class!


Comedy Workshop

A workshop for Nevada Native American students in 6th-9th grades led by Dillon Chitto with Vickie Ramirez & Jeanette Harrison.


Through this workshop, students explored what makes them laugh and started to learn how comedians craft “funny” to make other people laugh. 

Image by Nick Fewings

Past Workshops