ROOTS is Carpe Diem Theater's new FREE workshop series, hosted at the Round Lake Auditorium. These workshops are open to all ages, but are geared towards middle/high school ages and up. Share this page with your friends and others - all community members are welcome!
Please REGISTER HERE for as many of the following workshops as you'd like!
During all three workshops, we will be following NYS guidelines for social distancing and COVID-19 safety. All attendees must wear a mask, sit socially distanced, and have their temperatures checked at the door.
COMPLETED | JUNE 3
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP PT. 1 & SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THEATER
Daniel and Patrick Lazour, the creators of 'We Live in Cairo' (American Repertory Theater) kick off our series with two sessions, in which attendees will begin working on writing songs of their own and learn more about social justice in theater.
COMPLETED | JUNE 8
MASTER CLASS &
HISTORY OF BLACK BROADWAY
Having returned from several international tours, D'Nasya Jordan will share her vocal expertise in a variety of genres during her master class, followed by a concert of milestones in Black Broadway history.
COMPLETED | JUNE 10
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP PT. 2 & GROW YOUR OWN WAY
Actor, singer, dancer, musician and self proclaimed edgy earth mother Chloe Kostman will discuss multiple paths to pursuing the arts professionally before rounding out our series by finishing our songwriting work and sharing creations of her own.
D'Nasya's vocal master class was such a treat - here's a little behind-the-scenes of her ROOTS session! After working with 2 campers and 3 counselors on some musical theater rep, D'Nasya shared an insightful and beautiful recital of Milestones of Black Broadway. Engaging in dialogue with our Carpe Diem family was an opportunity we don't take for granted and we're happy to share her recitation of 'Montage of a Dream Deferred' by Langston Hughes.
Jack Whalen and The Lazours wrote this song on the spot in our first ever ROOTS session! Patrick and Daniel set Jack's poem to music and our audience sang along. Did you know that Jack, who happens to be our 2021 Tech Director, is also such a fantastic songwriter?!
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