Ashland Productions holds a variety of workshops for students and adults throughout the year. Topics include: auditioning, vocal performance, acting foundations, magic, and many other exciting offerings!  Below are our current workshop opportunities.


SUMMER High School Performance Intensive

Guthrie actor and teacher Stuart Gates returns to lead our summer offering for high school students. The intensive offers actors an immersive week of performance skill building; through a series of workshops, small and large group breakouts, and one-on-one coaching, students will leave equiped with new skills to audition, rehearse, and perform in their communities. Students will be cast in a one act play and will spend their week diving into characcter development, plot analysis, and using their bodies and voices to bring scripts to life. The one act will be presented for the community on July 20th at 7:30pm.

OPEN TO: students entering 9th grade through graduating seniors

WHEN: July 16-20, 9am-4pm

COST: $285

  Stuart Gates  is a Twin-Cities actor, director, and teaching artist. He has taught for the Guthrie, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Public School Community Education, Mounds Park Academy, and On Stage. His recent professional directorial debut was  Rocket Man  at Theatre Pro Rata. You may have seen him perform at the Guthrie ( A Christmas Carol ,  Born Yesterday ,  The Royal Family ), on TV commercials (Cenex, MN Lottery, Malt-O-Meal), in an improv troupe, or on a tour of a 45-minute educational 80’s rock musical. Stuart is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

Stuart Gates is a Twin-Cities actor, director, and teaching artist. He has taught for the Guthrie, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul Public School Community Education, Mounds Park Academy, and On Stage. His recent professional directorial debut was Rocket Man at Theatre Pro Rata. You may have seen him perform at the Guthrie (A Christmas CarolBorn YesterdayThe Royal Family), on TV commercials (Cenex, MN Lottery, Malt-O-Meal), in an improv troupe, or on a tour of a 45-minute educational 80’s rock musical. Stuart is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.