New Encounters Training for Actors

New Encounters Artist Training 

Teatro del Pueblo is proud to announce its New Encounters Artist Training initiative. This new program focuses resources in training community members and professional artists in the crafts of acting and theater production with the goal of expanding the artist of color pool of talents in the Twin. The program will include workshops for scene work, movement and voice work. There will be a community component to nurture new talent and interested community members.

 New Encounters 2016 by Teatro del Pueblo is currently providing training to professional actors as well as new actors in search of opportunities to expand their knowledge in theater making.

January 2016:

The challenge: 5 intensive days of Performing Power Class

Specialty: Voice and Music

Organizers: Teatro del Pueblo in collaboration with Nautilus Music-Theatre and Mu Performing Arts

Instructors: Ben Krywosz and Jerry Rubino (from Nautilus Music-Theatre)

Participants: Eleven intrepid Twin Cities Professional actors invited by Mu Performing Arts and Teatro del Pueblo


February and March 2016:

Specialty: Movement and Ensamble

Instructor: Depankar Mukherjee (from Pangea World Theater)

Participants: Professional Actors as well as Community Actors


April 2016 -

Specialty: Vocal Training

Instructor: Mira Kehoe


August 2016-

Movement Workshop with Randy Reyes! 

Randy Reyes (Artistic Director, Mu Performing Arts) graduated from The Juilliard School Drama Division in 1999. He has worked as a professional actor,director, and theater educator with institutions across the country, including Mu Performing Arts, The Guthrie, Mixed Blood, Ten Thousand Things, Thirst Theater, Chicago Ave. Project, The Playwrights’ Center, Theater in the Round, Cincinnati Playhouse,  and many more. Randy also represents Mu as a member of the newly formed Twin Cities Theater of Color Coalition.

Movement Workshop with Randy Reyes!

Movement Workshop with Randy Reyes!












October 2016-

Monologue Workshop with Twin Cities Directors!

In early October we opened our Monologue workshop as part of the New Encounter Acting workshop series. Actors were asked to perform monologues and a group of working Twin Cities Directors (Michelle Harry Waters Jr., Michelle Hensley and Alberto Justiniano) provided feedback. A selected group of participating actors will have the opportunity to work with these directors in crafting their monologues. Each director will arrange a session to work with each actor to polish and hone their monologues, which are going to be presented on Oct. 16 at 7 pm at Teatro del Pueblo.  



Monologue Workshop, October 2016


Monologue Workshop, October 2016

Voice Workshop New Encounters

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Performing Power Class 2016


Voice and Musical Theater Class 2016



Movement and Ensamble Class 2016


Story Circle


Instructor Depankar Mukherjee, New Encounters 2016


We become family :)


Ensamble work 2016