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New Works Festival 2021
As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary, the Morgan-Wixson Theatre is engaged in a meaningful effort to amplify new voices to engage, challenge and connect our audiences to each other and the wider community as we elevate the greater potential of what theatre can offer to our lives. We are so excited and proud to present the inaugural New Works Festival.

Your generous donation of any amount will help defray the costs of producing these works. We thank you so much for your support!

COVID-19 has effected all of us in many ways, and theater is no exception. Theaters around the world have been reevaluating what theater will look like in a post-pandemic world. As we prepare to reopen our beloved Morgan-Wixson Theatre, we need to implement several Covid-19 safety measures, many of which we know and some to be determined by upcoming county guidelines. Therefore, we are launching a new fundraiser called Ready...Set...Show!

Our goal is to raise $30,000 by March 31, 2021 in order to:

1) Hire a professional company to do a deep, and we mean DEEP, clean of the entire theatre space
2) Evaluate and implement necessary upgrades to our air circulation system
3) Purchase an Electrostatic sprayer which is used by the airlines, movie theatre, and hotel industries, and has shown a significant reduction in contamination of the Coronavirus, to maintain continual cleaning for the safety and enjoyment of our faithful audiences and hard working performers; and
4) Although we have enough funds on hand to keep our lights on for the foreseeable future, there are upfront costs to mounting our first season after reopening that we won’t be able to cover
There is no gift too large or too small. For every donation we would like to thank you with the following:

$1 - $99 - Personalized thank you note from the President
$100 - $249 - MWT car decal + gift from previous level
$250 - $499 - Morgan-Wixson mask + gifts from previous level
$500 - $999 - Personal video message from a popular MWT character/actor + gifts from previous level
$1000+ - Wine tasting and tickets for 2 at the Morgan-Wixson’s first live event + gifts from previous level

All donations are tax deductible. Santa Monica Theatre Guild (dba Morgan-Wixson Theatre) is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 95-6045356.

Theater Workshops
Fall 2021 Youth Theater Workshops

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre and the Youth Education / Entertainment Series (Y.E.S) have been working with youth actors and delighting audiences throughout the Los Angeles area for over 25 years. In addition, this educational program has been offering workshops in vocals, acting, dance and audition preparation for the past year! A highly skilled team has designed curriculum for all levels of experience from the novice to the advanced.
We hope you can join us!

Location: All Workshops will take place at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica.
More details provided upon registration. We will be following all CDC requirements on masking and social distancing.

Dates: All Workshops begin the week of September 20, 2021 for 12 sessions ending the week of December 13, 2021. There will be a one-week break from November 22-27.

Tuition: Our goal is for total inclusion and we realize that there will be families that cannot afford this opportunity given current circumstances. The tuition is listed below under each workshop description, but if you are unable to pay part or all of the tuition, we are accepting all students on a “pay what you can” basis. There is no need to apply for a scholarship or to provide any family financial information. If your family is able to donate monies above the tuition to help support this program, we will provide you with a donation letter for your tax return (and be eternally grateful).


Intro to Theater Part 1
- for youth with very little or no experience and/or training.

To introduce novice artists to all aspects of theatre by teaching fundamental skills in all areas of performance: Acting, Dance, Voice & Musical Theatre Auditions
Mondays, 3:45-5:00 pm for ages 8-18 (currently in 3rd – 12th grade)

Intro to Theater Part 2
- for students who have completed Intro to Theatre Part 1 in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

To overview theater techniques and build upon skills learned in Acting, Dance, Voice & Musical Theatre Auditions
Mondays, 5:15-6:30 pm for ages 8-18 (currently in 3rd – 12th grade)

Tuition: $300

Performance Foundations 1
-for students who have completed Intro to Theater Parts 1 and 2 OR who have completed 2 or 3 Y.E.S shows OR who have prior stage experience and/or training (private lessons, outside performance programs). This workshop is a prerequisite for Performance Foundations 2.

Students are introduced to the Stanislavski “System of Wants” Acting Technique and how they apply to Scene Work and Musical Theater Auditions. Musical Theater Dance skills are not continued.

Wednesday, 3:45-5:15 pm for ages 9-18 (currently in 4th – 12th grade)

Performance Foundations 2
-for students who have completed one session of Foundations Workshop during Spring 2021 OR who have completed 3 or 4 Y.E.S shows OR who have prior stage experience and/or training (private lessons, outside performance programs)
This workshop is a prerequisite for Advanced Acting.

Actors further explore the Stanislavski “System of Wants” applied to Scene Work, Cold Reading, and Monologues as well as continue Musical Theatre Vocals Audition Techniques.
Wednesday, 5:15-6:45 pm for ages 9-18 (currently in 4th – 12th grade)

Tuition: $350

Advanced Performance Foundations
-for students who have completed Advanced Acting and/or Building Your Book during the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 sessions OR who have completed 5 or more YES shows OR who have extensive prior stage experience and/or training (private lessons, outside performance programs)

Actors use all techniques learned to deepen knowledge and continue growing as skilled performers in the areas of Acting and Musical Theatre Audition Techniques
Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 for ages 9-18 (currently in 4th – 12th grade)

Tuition: $400

Additional Training Module
This module is designed to be taken with one of the workshops above or separately

Stage Combat
Like dance, theatrical swordplay is both complex in structure and beautiful in execution. The timing must be precise and the form flawless all while being executed with effortless flair. Training in theatrical combat will improve your posture, balance, eye-hand coordination and isometric strength. You will memorize complex sequences and time your actions with a partner all while continuously recalling a litany of movements, attacks, parries and evasions. It goes without saying that all of this also requires a tremendous amount of mental focus. Did I mention you get to play with swords?
Sunday, 10:00 -11:30 am for ages 10 to adult
(No class on October 17)

Tuition: $ 275 as a single class, $175 in combination with a preceding Workshop

Workshop Placement: It is our goal that each participant has the most beneficial experience. Please email us if you would like guidance to find the workshop that most fits your students needs. In addition, our administrators may wish to move a participant into a different class dependent on experience and will consult with the participant and parent(s) as needed.

Registration: Limited Enrollment – please register by Tuesday, September 7 to reserve your place.
To register for a workshop, please follow the link to our registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelvvw8pqY5Vq3TwIMFry-sRzWDde3_XaFZCulwH6Ei0cc0iQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Morgan-Wixson Theatre
Santa Monica Theatre Guild (dba Morgan-Wixson Theatre) is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 95-6045356.
Giving Levels:
Friends: $25-$49
Sponsors: $50-$99
Supporters: $100- $199
Contributors: $200 - $499
Sustainers: $500 - $999
Patrons: $1,000 - $1,999
Directors: $2,000 - $4,999
Associate Producers: $5,000-$9,999
Producers: $10,000-$24,999
Executive Producers: $25,000 and above