What We Offer
Personalized coaching for professional or collegiate auditions, hone specific skills, and/or receive guidance on working at a professional level. Great for students, teachers, and professionals.
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Now Offering Virtual Workshops!
Strange Trio Productions is excited to announce our online workshops. In the age of online learning, we’re happy to bring our workshops to you no matter the location. Check out our offerings below to find out more.
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We have opportunities for learners of all ages. Student groups can engage in a variety of workshops designed to deepen and enliven each student’s experience of Shakespeare and Theatre, addressing National Educational Standards.
What is the format of your online workshops?
We use an online platform of your choice to bring Teaching Artists to your school virtually. Students have to opportunity to work with two or more Teaching Artists allowing for more personalized attention and a lower student-teacher ratio.
What ages do you teach?
Our workshops are designed for high school and college-age students but can be adjusted to students of all ages.
How long is each workshop?
All online workshops are adjustable in length to your specific class period or after school program. We can offer recommendations based on your class size and experience level.
Which workshop should I sign my class up for first?
All of our workshops offer a different way into Shakespeare’s work and can be taken individually. We recommend starting with Shakespeare Prep if you’ve just read or are about to read a Shakespeare play.
Do you offer Shakespeare performances?
Although we don’t offer full-length productions at this time, each Shakespeare workshop has elements of a performance. Teaching Artists perform pieces from specific works requested by the school or teacher in each workshop.
Strange Trio Productions is a non-traditional collective of artists who have come together at this unique time armed with pluck and shoe-leather determination to shape the future of American Theatre. Our unique background as Theatre Artists with over a decade of work in the professional field combined with our extensive teaching experience puts us in a unique position to open the door for students of all types to the art of story-telling.
Meet the Team
Originally from Utah; Marco began his classical theatre training with Southern Utah University (BA), followed by acting with The Utah Shakespeare Festival; Credits include Demetrius, Bardolph, and “Self“. With the Utah Shakes Educational Tour, Marco has taught hundreds of students all over the Southwest; workshops include Stage Combat, Improvisation, and Shakespeare Performance. While completing his undergrad, Marco studied with Off the Cuff Comedy Improvisation; gaining years of improvisation training and performance experience. As a Co-Founder of Strange Trio Productions, Marco works as Writer/Collaborator; holding weekly online writing sessions. And now, as a 2020 graduate from the University of San Diego (MFA), Marco is excited to connect and inspire students to see the potential for theatre in real-time.
Natasha is a San Diego based actor/singer/dancer, musician, and choreographer. A native of San Francisco, Natasha has performed all over the country most recently as a swing for Pig Pen Theatre Company’s The Tale of Despereaux at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre. She studied Drama and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine where she received her Bachelor of Arts. In 2016 she, along with Sam Ashdown and Marco Vega, founded Strange Trio Productions, a film production company. For more information, visit natasha-harris.com.
Originally from Oregon, Sam is now a Nashville based actor, writer, and teacher. He has played such roles as Hamlet for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Henry V for the Tony-award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include the Gulfshore Playhouse, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, People’s Light Theater, Northlight Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, American Players Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. As a teacher, Sam has taught Acting for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was invited back as a Guest Lecturer in 2015. He’s designed and taught stage combat workshops for the Montana Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the University of Montana Western. In New York City, Sam was self-employed as a Shakespeare audition coach, successfully coaching students to book work at venues such as the Globe Theater in London, as well as various graduate programs across the country. In 2018 he appeared in a leading role in the award winning independent feature film, Ruin Me and wrote and directed the short film BOB, which premiered online at the 2020 Knoxville Film Festival. Sam received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BFA from Southern Oregon University. As a Co-Founder of Strange Trio Productions, Sam is excited to inspire and challenge a new generation of young actors in their artistic journeys. For more information, visit samashdown.net
Strange Trio Production’s mission is to uplift and amplify the creative voice. As a multi-race collective, it is our responsibility to create interest, opportunity, and engagement at a grass-roots level in communities that have been under-represented. Theatre is an art form for everyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation and it is our role as educators to ignite the hearts and minds of a diverse army of young theatre artists who will shape the future of this art form.
What Our Students are Saying
It was very reassuring to get to work with other artists facing the same challenges during covid… – M. Lehtola
The exercises–sonnet, monologue–pushed me to take a few risks… – D. Landon
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