Community Workshops - Dallas Theater Center
  • Maria Calderon


    Public Works Dallas

  • Brandi Giles

    Associate Producer

    Public Works Dallas

  • Amanda McRaven

    Associate Director

    Public Works Dallas

  • Asher Ross

    Community Liaison

    Public Works Dallas

  • Jonathan Norton

    Dallas Theater Center

    Playwright in Residence

Registration For Our Fall Applause Term Opens Soon
Let’s Tell A Story!

Mondays 5:30-7:30pm:

Monday, October 17

Monday, November 14

Monday, December 5

Bachman Lake Together

Led by María Calderón, Public Works Dallas Coordinator

Start off your weeks the best way possible in this space of creativity. Since we are young, we are eager to tell stories, and in this family- friendly creative space we will explore how easy it is and how great it feels. Get ready to dance, stretch, laugh, improvise, remember, and share good times with games, activities and our own show!

It takes a Village

October 4 – November 8 (Tuesdays)

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Janie C Turner Recreation Center

Led by Jonathan Norton, Playwright in Residence at Dallas Theater Center

Participants will work together as a team to create a brand-new short play. Using creative writing exercises, improv, and the special talents of each participant, the class will build a new piece from scratch. All experience levels are welcome, and everyone has something important to offer! Fall will focus on creating an exciting cliffhanger. Winter will create a thrilling conclusion, and in Spring we’ll focus on revisions, as we prepare for a public sharing of their new play.

Choose Your Player!

October 5 – November 9

4:30 – 5:45pm

Jubilee Park And

Community Center

Led by Asher Ross, Public Works Dallas Community Liaison

In this adventurous workshop, students will create their own characters and stories, inspired by their favorite TV shows, video games, movies, and books. Class will be interactive, multimedia, Oh, and there will be NO HOMEWORK! This fall, we will be creating a safe and fun environment for all. Through group activities in multiple creative sessions, students will sample and create various elements of storytelling such as VoiceOver, improv, dance and movement, game and world design, scriptwriting, and more!

Playing With Plays: Ensemble Edition

October 13 – November 17

10:00am – 11:15pm

Beckley Saner Recreation


Led by Brandi Giles, Associate Producer of Public Works Dallas

Who has a story to tell? The answer is… EVERYBODY! Join us as we work together to create stories. We’ll play with movement, dance, improv, music, and your imaginations to build confidence and create dynamic characters. Throughout the year, we will take this journey together to create our own original performance. Come Play With Plays in a new way!

Find Your Voice

Thursdays 6-8pm:

Thursday, October 6

Thursday, November 3

Thursday, December 8

Steven A Cohen Military

Family Clinic At Metrocare

Led by Amanda McRaven, Public Works Dallas Associate Director

We are all storytellers! Maybe you have a story from your own life that needs to be told or maybe you have always wanted to tell something wild and fantastical. This class will let you do that, exploring how we use our bodies to create characters, engage an audience, and make our voices powerful. We’ll create monologues, scenes, dance pieces, poetry, or whatever you want! Along the way, learning writing and acting skills that are applicable to so many different aspects of our lives. Together, we’ll create a show for the Steven A Cohen community in Spring 2023.