Theatre Fundamentals Class
With Shannon Winpenny
Join Manoa Valley Theatre as we introduce our first ever immersive theatre fundamentals class.
May 17th 6:00pm
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or trying to get more involved in the performing arts, this class is important for you. Take a tour of the front and backstage of Manoa Valley Theatre with the professional and talented Shannon Winpenny as she guides you around and introduces you into the Manoa Valley Theatre family. See what goes into making a production from the blueprints and ideas into the collaboration of production staff to make the show possible. Then sit down and be engaged as Shannon tells you theatre traditions and shares lore from the theatre culture. Ever wonder where the saying “Break a Leg “came from? Or curious why we call it a “Ghost Light” Let your experienced facilitator answer all of your questions as we dive deeper into theatre etiquette and the proper way to take down notes and mark blocking on a script. If any of this sounds interesting to you or you feel like brushing up on your skills before the next theatre season starts then click the link below. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you.
Shannon Winpenny has been a teacher, writer, director and actor for over 20 years. Professionally trained in Chicago, Shannon moved back home to Hawaii where she opened the Laughtrack Theatre Company. She trained students in the art of improvisation and sketch comedy. Since then on the islands she has performed and directed on many of Hawaii's stages including MVT’s 2011 Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding. Shannon is the proud recipient of 5 Po'okela awards. Winpenny is the acting teacher for children and adults at Diamond Head Theatre as well as a performing arts teacher at Iolani School and Momilani Elementary. With a passion for farce and murder mysteries she has been in MVT’s Boeing Boeing, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, Shear Madness as well as Ken Ludwig’s Fox on the Fairway at DHT. She also has Both directed and performed in DHT’s annual Murder Mysteries for the past 8 years.