Training

PETE’s Institute for Contemporary Performance draws on our collective decades of education and experience to teach classes that look toward the future of training for the theatre. Classes include Suzuki, Viewpoints, Linklater voice, Alexander Technique, devised theater and collaborative composition. We also host classes by guest artists, ranging from clown to extended voice and audition prep. Check back regularly to see what we have in store.

PETE classes 2017
(click on any class for more information)

Suzuki/Viewpoints Intensive (Daily, June 19-23)

Suzuki/Viewpoints Advanced Intensive (Daily, June 26-30)

Teaching Like An Artist (July 23, 10am-5pm)

 

About PETE instructors:

PETE intensives are taught exclusively by PETE founding members: Jacob Coleman, Rebecca Lingafelter, Cristi Miles and Amber Whitehall.  All PETE instructors have trained extensively with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, as well as Mary Overlie, Wendell Beavers, Barbara Dilley and Tectonic Theatre.  Members of PETE have taught at Portland Actor’s Conservatory, Barnard College, Naropa University, Brandeis University, Boston Conservatory, Pacific University, Lewis & Clark College, The Public Theatre, and the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

Click here for more about Suzuki and Viewpoints training.

Refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Jacob Coleman at jacob@petensemble.org. Full class refunds are available until the first day of class. After the first class, refunds will be pro-rated from the time of the written cancellation.

Upcoming Classes

Teaching Like An Artist

Teaching Like An Artist

with Rebecca Lingafelter

 

This workshop will introduce participants to series of guiding principles focused around an artistic approach to teaching. Adapted from the Public Theatre’s Teaching Artist Lab program, the day will blend exercises, games and conversations about artistic pedagogy. Participants will come away with a concrete set of principles to apply to their teaching, some strategies for lesson planning and a toolbox of games and exercises to apply to teaching almost any discipline. The workshop is intended for all teachers including teaching artists, K-12 and post-secondary educators, as well as artists interested in expanding their work into teaching.

 

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Rebecca Lingafelter is an educator and  theatre artist based in Portland, OR. She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University and is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre at Lewis and Clark College where she was recognized in 2014 with the Pamplin Honors Society Teacher of the Year Award. She has worked as a teaching artist for over 15 years at institutions such as The Public Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Classic Stage Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland Playhouse,  Portland Shakespeare Project and  Third Rail Repertory Theatre. She has also taught at the New York Academy for Dramatic Arts, Portland Actors Conservatory, and the Institute for Contemporary Performance. She is an actor and director and has worked locally with Portland Playhouse, Profile Theatre, Boom Arts and Third Rail Repertory. She is a founding member and co-artistic director of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble.

Viewpoints/Suzuki ADVANCED Intensive

Join PETE for a week-long Advanced Suzuki/Viewpoints intensive coming in June 2017. This five-day advanced intensive will deepen and expand participants’ understanding of how these techniques can be used in performance. Previous experience of Viewpoints and Suzuki is required.

Register here

More about Suzuki & Viewpoints HERE.

More about the instructors HERE.

Questions? Contact Jacob Coleman at jacob@petensemble.org

Viewpoints/Suzuki Summer Intensive

Join PETE in June 2017 for a week-long Suzuki/Viewpoints intensive (and stay for the Advanced intensive if you can). These complimentary techniques train the body, voice, perception, and creativity of the performing artist. This five-day intensive will give participants a strong grounding in the Suzuki method and the language of the Viewpoints.

Register here

More about Suzuki & Viewpoints HERE.

More about the instructors HERE.

Questions? Contact Jacob Coleman at jacob@petensemble.org