This video tutorial series will help you learn new skills and information, deepen your artistic study, and continue your theatre practice from wherever you can watch.
The Essential Vocal Warmup for Singers
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 | 3 PM
In this episode, Dee Saunders teaches a vocal warmup for singers to use before an audition, rehearsal, or performance.
Dee Saunders holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Music Therapy from Michigan State University in piano and woodwinds, where she marched in the MSU Spartan Marching Band in both the Color Guard and the Drumline. She has taught vocal music in Columbus City, Pickerington, and Granville Schools and is now retired. She spent 7 years directing summer stock musicals at Weathervane Playhouse where she served as Resident Music Director, and continues to play in orchestra pits all around Columbus. She works as an arranger for many show choirs throughout Ohio, creating both vocal and instrumental arrangements for competition. And, she is the music director and arranger for the CAPA Marquee Awards Showcase.
Dee also plays in contemporary worship bands at both Pickerington Epiphany Lutheran Church and St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Grandview, OH.
Essential Knots for Backstage
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 3 PM
In this episode, Stephen Brunson demonstrates how to tie 3 essential knots commonly used backstage.
Stephen Brunson hails from Canyon, TX where he worked as a stage manager, carpenter, performer, and stagehand at West Texas A&M University earning his BA in theatre. He then ventured to the south where he attended The University of Alabama and received his MFA in theatre. Since then, he has worked as a production manager, technician, and teacher for theatres across the country including: NYU, The Lighting Syndicate, TINC productions, David Blaine’s Electrified, and numerous Off-Broadway venues. Most recently, he was the Director of Theatre for Urbana University. Stephen is also production manager for the CAPA Marquee Awards Showcase.
The Essential Physical Warmup
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 3 PM
In this episode, performer Amy Handra teaches a basic physical warmup for all theatrical artists to use before an audition, rehearsal, or performance.
Director of Education, CAPA | Director and Producer, CAPA Marquee Awards
In addition to her role as Director of Education for CAPA and Director and Producer of the CAPA Marquee Awards, Amy Handra is also an Equity-eligible performer who starred as “Kate” in the Off-Broadway premiere of Olympics Über Alles. International credits include Beyond Therapy at the Teatro Nacional in Havana, Cuba. Regionally, Amy has worked at Magnolia Theatre Company, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Riant Theatre Company, Dairy Center for the Performing Arts, Kincaid Regional Theatre and Zoot Theatre Company. Her commercial work includes Verizon Wireless, Healthgrades, Hyundai Motor Corporation, and Morris Furniture Company. As a teaching artist, she has taught workshops, classes, and courses for people of all ages. Amy holds a BFA in acting from Wright State University, an MS in teaching from the University of Dayton, and an MFA in acting from The University of Alabama.
Essential Tools for Every Technician’s Toolkit
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 3 PM
In this episode, CAPA’s Associate Vice President of Operations, Jason Gay demonstrates essential tools every theatre technician should have in their backstage toolkit.
Associate Vice President of Operations, CAPA
Jason Gay is a Columbus native and a graduate of Otterbein University with over 25 years of experience in live entertainment working with local talent and world-renowned touring artists. Recent projects have included Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops and Twisted 2. Jason shares his home in Granville with his teenaged daughter and son. Other interests include running 5k races, restoring his Victorian era home, and freelance photography and video projects.
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