Upcoming Events!

Sod House Productions Presents Workshops in Bemidji



June 16

6:30 – 8:00 pm
The Power of Your Voice: Developing Your Voice for the Stage
This workshop will introduce and encourage performers to develop the components of vocal production such as projection, dynamics, pitch, rate, resonance, variety, articulation as well as relaxation and breathing.  This workshop will help the performer increase vocal energy, strength, range, flexibility, and clarity and apply it directly into their performance. No preparation is necessary. Dress to move comfortably. Best for participants 15 years and older.

June 17

10:00 – 11:30 am
Kick in the Pants: Physical Comedy Routines
This workshop will introduce stage techniques of physical comedy; slaps, kicks, trips, falls, fixed points and awkward timing decisions.  Participants will develop and perform a 1-2 minute comedy routine. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably. Any age welcome.
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Hometown Ballad Songwriting Workshop
In this workshop, you will share stories about your community, discuss the craft of songwriting, and start to turn stories shared into original songs. Open to all ages and levels of experience; singers, musicians, and writers encouraged to attend; instruments are invited, but not required.

June 19

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour Information Session / Call for Performers & Volunteers
Join the directors of Sod House Theater and Region 2 Arts Council to learn more about the opportunity to be involved in a professional site-specific, musical theater adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People that will be performed in Bemidji this August. Open to all ages, abilities, and levels of experience.
6:15 – 7:15 pm
Music, Movement, and Muse
This playful workshop will incorporate elements of movement and improvisation mixed with live and pre-recorded music. Using physical theater and creative movement, participants will improvise scenarios based on the tempo, rhythm, and feel of the music. No preparation necessary. Dress to move comfortably.
All workshops are at
Rail River Folk School
303 Railroad Street SW, Bemidji

Region 2 Arts Council Presents Workshops:

June 20

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

“From Swamp to Showcase; Black Ash Basketry”  Doreen Wells will teach participants how to create baskets using Black Ash trees. All materials provided. At Red Lake Nation Tribal Council, 15484 Migizi Drive Red Lake, MN 56671

Free! Must Register: 751-5447 alice@r2arts.org

June 23

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Intermediate Watercolor with Jane Freeman”  Renowned watercolor painter, Jane Freeman, will teach this intermediate workshop. Please bring your own watercolors and brushes.


June 26

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

“Board Boot Camp”  Join us for this brief but valuable workshop to learn ways to thrive as a board member. At the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, 201 3rd St NW, Bemidji MN. Free! Must Register: 751-5447 alice@r2arts.org