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We are an artists' collective. Our members range in age from 18 to 87 years old.  That said, we feel a special responsibility to our older community.  American theater has long survived and depended upon the patronage and financial support of older men and women in our society.  We want to repay your generosity by encouraging your own involvement and participation in our creative process.

This is our purpose in creating The Studio's
VOICES OVER 50 program — to acknowledge the individual curiosity, creativity and profound hope of our brothers and sisters who appreciate live theater and work to ensure that it will continue to question, celebrate and influence our culture.  Your ideas, opinions and dreams demand our attention.

Wisdom is not learned.  It is earned.  Wisdom comes with time and experience, with bruises, victories and do-overs.  The creative life of theater reflects the energy, consequences and hopes of daily life.  VOICES OVER 50 offers a unique experience for older and younger artistic folk to share their wisdom with each  — to grow and become even wiser, sharing our unique journeys.
Fall 2023 Classes

Our Spring 2024 Class Schedule


Monthly Play Discussions 

Free for Members (and Family and Friends).

Moderated by Carol MacLeod
(Monthly Play Discussions for Members Only, Family and Friends.)
The First Thursday of every month  (Sept 7, 2023 to May 2, 2024) from 10:30 am - 12 pm. This year we will be reading and discussing the plays of Tennessee Williams, one of America’s greatest Playwrights. Plays will be available on a private link for all participants, and it is not necessary to attend all discussions.

Members, please check your email after you RSVP for the link to access the scripts.


Free for members.  $50 for non-members.
Tuesdays,10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., March 5 through April 2, 2024
Instructor - Roberta (Ro) Rubin

Improvisation 1 hr.
Stand Up Comedy 1 hr.
Find The Funny!
In these 5 two-track sessions, you will develop skills in very different pathways to cultivate and present your own unique brand of humor.
Through a blend of spontaneous, didactic and performance oriented modalities, we will engage, delight, and enjoy each other so much our faces will hurt from laughing.
Spontaneous – Improv games and scenes.
Didactic – Comedy writing and 5 minute set construction. 
Performance – Stand Up stage blocking, microphone use and audience engagement.

Materials needed: Dedicated notebook OR laptop. Phone with recording function

For more information text or email Ro (520) 479-7981,




Free for members.  $50/Session for non-members.

Instructor: Pamela Fields

Dates: Mondays, March 4th - April 1st, 5 weeks

Time: 12pm - 2pm


Minimum: 6 participants

Maximum: 10 Participants



"A SENSE OF DIRECTION  Some Observations on the Art of Directing" by William Ball

(New and used available on Amazon HERE)

Are you a practicing theatre artist curious about what a director does?  Are you a seasoned director eager to refresh your skills as to how a director works?  If so, “A Director’s Lab” is for you! Each session will be a combination of discussion and activity, and participants will focus on directing basics that apply to both theatre and film: script analysis, casting, staging and blocking, and rehearsing.  Lab exploration will include an on-going look at various relationships among production personnel, with emphasis on the director-actor relationship

Questions?  Email Pamela Fields:


Free for members.  $10/Session for non-members.

Friday, March 8,  2024 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.  Rogers and Hammerstein Part 1 with Charlotte Brooks

Friday, April 12, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.  Cole Porter with Joe Bousard   ***CANCELED***

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