Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Classes: Border Theatre in January

Press Release

We here at the Border theatre want to thank you so much for giving us much to be thankful for this holiday season and we want to keep you informed of all our activities. Due to the over whelming success and support we have received we are expanding our services.

Also through an exciting new collaboration with APT Movement, The Border Theatre will now also be providing dance classes in their brand new studio space in the Glasbox.

The Glasbox is located at:

1500 Texas Avenue UP

El Paso, Texas 79901

The entrance is on Langtry Street.

The offerings beginning this January include:


10-Minute Play Workshops (Free to the Public)

(Supported by the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department)

Under the tutelage of Austin Savage these workshops are available monthly on the last Saturday of every month.

The workshops are scheduled from 11 AM to 1 PM and are open to any interested participants.

The resulting works will be eligible for performance in The Border Theatre’s annual short play festival, the 2011 Exhibitions in Dis/Connection following a reading of the works in late July.

Those interested should contact Austin Savage at:



The Border Theatre:

New Work Collective ($20 a month)

The goal of this new project is to create production opportunities and a network of ongoing support for local playwrights/screenwriters interested in developing one act, short film or full-length scripts.

We are looking for local playwrights/screenwriters to commit to feedback sessions in which their work will be read by Border Theatre Ensemble Members and receive response from the performance group.

Those interested in directing are also welcome to partake in the collective. The directing participants will be assigned one of the scripts and will be guided through the fundamentals of dramaturgy that are the basis for any director.

After the 5-month period, we will have a public staged reading of each piece, with audience feedback.

The dates of the workshops are: January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14

The sessions run from 2-5 PM.

The cost is $100 for five sessions including the reading.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Maria Torres at:



Contemporary Movement Classes with APT Movement ($40 a month)

The Border Theatre and The Glasbox are pleased to announce their partnership with an exciting new performance troupe. A few of The APT Movement Company members first demonstrated their skills in August during The Border Theatre’s 2010 Exhibitions in Dis/Connection. They reappeared as part of the Border

Performer Project and solidified themselves in the Glasbox firmament with their exciting all day spectacle as part of The Everything Thing.

They are now offering their unique vision of dance to the El Paso public through classes and workshops.

Their first offering is a weekly class in Contemporary Movement. The participants can range from young adult to adult and no dance background is required.

The classes are Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 PM and cost $40 a month.

Those interested in the dance classes should contact Music Adame at:



Acting Performance Classes ($100 a month)

The Border Theatre is also offering weekly performance classes to the public with the intent of allowing each student to develop working system that allows them to work beyond the peer/mentor relationship. The courses will involve scene study as well as expansion into basic dramaturgy and basic film technique, so that participating pupils are prepared to work immediately in El Paso’s burgeoning film industry.

The source material for the classes will be the many original scripts that have been submitted to The Border Theatre by award winning writers from across the nation. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside as well as with Border Theatre Ensemble Members in an attempt to accelerate their growth

The sessions are scheduled from 5:30-8:30 every Saturday and will cost only $100 a month. The classes are open to people of all ages and experience levels.

Those interested in the performance classes should contact Austin Savage at:



We thank you again for your support of The Border Theatre.

We look forward to our future with you.


Austin Savage

Artistic Director – The Border Theatre



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The Border Theatre is an innovative art collective that was founded as a forum for original and exciting performance, dance, film, music, and art. The goal of The Border Theatre is to help forge a unique border aesthetic through performance and community outreach.

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