2017 Classes & Workshops

Thank you for checking out our upcoming educational programs! We offer a wide range of classes with a variety of meeting times. Please click on the name of the class to sign up. We ask that everyone sign up no less than 2 weeks before the class begins.

If you have any questions regarding Brelby’s classes (class content, signing up, cost, etc.) please email Education Director John Perovich at john@brelby.com. 

Workshops for Spring 2017

The following classes are offered on a weekly basis, with a total of 6 classes per workshop.


Playwriting Intensive – Writing the Full Length Play
Teaching Artist: John Perovich
Dates/Times: Thursdays beginning April 27, ending on June 1; 7PM to 9PM
Cost: $75.00

Participants must have prior experience with playwriting. This class focuses on principles and strategies for writing the full length play. Participants are expected to read and write outside of class and bring in material on a weekly basis. Additionally, participants are expected to complete a full length play at the conclusion of the course. Reading material is provided by the instructor, but emphasis will be placed on writing. Teaching Artist John Perovich’s credentials include instructing playwriting at Stockton University, Arizona State University, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Perovich is the instructor of film and theatre at Metropolitan Arts Institute.

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Acting & Directing Workshop
Teaching Artist: Carolyn Platt McBurney  & Brian Maticic
Dates/Times: Saturdays beginning April 29, ending on June 3; 12PM to 2PM
Cost: $75.00

This workshop is designed for those interested in a focused environment for exploring styles and techniques of acting and directing. The workshop will consist of scene studies from modern and contemporary plays. All materials will be provided by the instructors. Additional time for rehearsals and memorization will be required outside of class.

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Enroll today in Brelby’s Summer Camps


Medieval times 

June 5 to June 23

(Ages 6-12) Help create a completely original play! Children will immerse themselves in Medieval Times, exploring the world of dragons, castles, and fairy tales! Students will help create the storyline, the characters, and even the costumes for an original play, leading to a casual performance on the final day of the session for families and friends to attend. Join us for a magical party! Camp meets Monday through Friday, for 3 weeks.

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Down the Rabbit Hole 
July 3 to July 21

(Ages 6-12) Alice said, “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.” Travel down the rabbit hole to Brelby and tell us, what would a world you created look like? Would you have a Mad Tea Party or A Very Merry UnBirthday Party? Or maybe we’d fight our very own Jabberwocky! Anything can happen when you dream six impossible things every day before breakfast. Come help us create our very own world; the story, the characters, and the costumes for an original play! Everything is up to you in this 3 week adventure through the Looking Glass! There will be a casual performance on the final day of the session for families and friends to attend.

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Write Club
Teaching Artist: John Perovich
Dates/Times: The following Saturdays, 12PM to 3PM: 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/18, 12/16
Cost: FREE

Write Club is a a free and open group for playwrights looking for a supportive community to share the ongoing development of their work. Through monthly meetings, participants can expect to have their work read aloud and receive constructive feedback. The teaching artist will also keep members informed of ongoing playwriting competitions and festivals. Write Club is primarily for writers, but is open to anyone interested in learning more about playwriting and new play development.