We strive at Breadcrumbs to support our local artistic community, both through providing a platform for local artists to share their skills with others, as well as by providing opportunities to local artists to improve themselves through various courses offered by people both locally and from abroad. We recognize that we can grow as a community both by teaching each other, and by learning from each other!
Join us for this Social Distancing addition with 2 chances to try out the same class!
Thursday 4/9 8:30-9:30am AND Saturday 4/11 12-1pm
“With a world that moves so fast, we will indulge in this time to tap into our awareness from within and radiate that energy out through breath, touch, weight and other sensory elements. We will explore guided improvisational movement inspired from Bartenieff Fundamentals, personal choice making, choreographed sequences, and connection with others (even if we are in our personal spaces), while finding alignment, strength, and stability to move through space more efficiently. Use your kitchen, living room, small little nook—any space will do! Whether you’ve taken my class before or not, join me to dive into this brand new personal exploration together in a supportive atmosphere!”
We are happy to announce new reservation options available for all of our series and workshops! This ties into our ongoing mission to make art more accessible to the community.
Buy for yourself!
Buy for someone else! Give us the contact information for the recipient, and we’ll do all the rest.
Sponsor a local artist! Continual study and practice is fundamental to the success of any artist. But it also can be expensive. Choose this option to save a spot for a local artist in order to help them continue doing the work. (Scholarship application found here.)
About the Class
3-day Camp for Adults:
Come learn Musical Improv Essentials with Hughie Stone Fish! In this three day camp, students will learn comedic song structure, to develop point of view through improvised songwriting, rhyming tips, the confidence to sing freely, and vocal and performance techniques. This workshop draws on Hughie's years of experience teaching at the Second City in Hollywood, and touring the country and performing as a finalist on NBC's Bring the Funny with his comedy band Lewberger.
April 15 Wednesday: Improv 6-7pm - Dwayne + Hughie
April 16 Thursday: Sketch 6-7pm - Mirage + Hughie
April 17 Friday pt1: Music Improv 6-7pm - Hughie
April 17 Friday pt2: Show 7:15-8:15pm. Two performances from each medium (improv/sketch/music) - Dwayne + Mirage + Hughie
3-day Camp for Youth:
Come learn Musical Improv Essentials with Hughie Stone Fish! In this three day camp, students will learn comedic song structure, to develop point of view through improvised songwriting, rhyming tips, the confidence to sing freely, and vocal and performance techniques. This workshop draws on Hughie's years of experience teaching at the Second City in Hollywood, and touring the country and performing as a finalist on NBC's Bring the Funny with his comedy band Lewberger. This young adult workshop will focus specifically on building confidence and courage onstage, and building and reinforcing positive mental attitudes and dialogues.
April 15 Wednesday - Improv 3-4pm - Dwayne + Hughie
April 16 Thursday - Sketch 3-4pm - Mirage + Hughie
April 17 Friday pt1 - Music Improv 3-4pm - Hughie
April 17 Friday pt2 - Show 4:15-5:15pm. Two performances from each medium (improv/sketch/music) - Dwayne + Mirage + Hughie
Comedy Week with Hughie Stone Fish
April 15th, 16th, 17th - hosted via ZOOM
Youth (13-17): 3-4pm each day
Adult (18+): 6-7pm each day
COST: $80 for the series
11 student cap per group (10 paid, and 1 scholarship)
Hughie Stone Fish is an educator, writer, music director, and performer with years of experience teaching and performing in theater across the country. Hughie’s comedy band Lewberger were finalists on NBCs hit comedy competition show Bring the Funny, and Hughie taught at and wrote for the Second City for 6 years.
The Musical Comedy MasterClass with Hughie Stone Fish draws upon Hughie’s experience working, writing, and performing with comedic giants such as Keegan-Michael Key, Jason Alexander, Jim Belushi, Chrissy Teigen, Quinta Bronson, Maribeth Monroe, Keith Habersberger, Alex Lewis, Ari Stidham, Larry Joe Campbell, and Carl Tart.
At the Second City, Hughie founded Second City Hollywood’s first ever house musical improv team, Track One, and wrote, directed, and musical directed countless premium shows including shows like Afros & Ass Whoopins and Cancer the Musical, which both celebrated over a year of continuous performances. Hughie has taught musical improv across the country in comedy and does regular private coaching for teams in Los Angeles. At one point in his time at Second City, Hughie had music directed and/or written songs for 50% of marquee shows running at the theater.
NBC’s Bring the Funny was the first show of its kind; bringing together comedians of all different varieties and genres. Lewberger, Hughie’s musical comedy group, advanced to the final round, performing all original music throughout the show’s run. The judges Jeff Foxworthy, Kenan Thompson, and Chrissy Teigen, raved about Lewberger.
Adult Acting Class
RESCHEDULED DATES: Wednesdays; May 13th, 20th, 27th, June 3rd, 10th, & 24th
(Please note there is no class on June 17th)
Instructor: Tanner Efinger
Tanner Efinger is the Artistic Director of Breadcrumbs Productions. He is a theatre maker, arts advocate and community organizer and has worked professionally throughout the US and UK as a performer, director, educator, producer, and writer. In the past few years he has taught devised theatre at LeMoyne College, Shakespeare programs at Oxford University, as well as various improvisational theatre and acting classes with numerous schools and organizations. For more information about Tanner, visit www.tannerefinger.com
About the Class:
This class will teach actors how to approach a body of work - in this case Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. We will read and analyze the play together while examining character objectives and explore how to this world and these characters in our body, voice and space. Together we will block and perform select scenes from the play. There will be an intimate invited performance on the final day.
These are open level classes and there are 10 available spaces*.
*These classes are for adults ages 18+ unless agreed otherwise. Please contact for more information.
Adult Modern Dance Series
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VISIT STORE FOR RESERVATION OPTIONS
Instructor: Sarah Walter
About the Class:
With a world that moves so fast, we will indulge in this time to tap into our awareness from within and radiate that energy out through breath, touch, weight and other sensory elements. We will explore guided improvisational movement inspired from Bartenieff Fundamentals, personal choice making, choreographed sequences, and connection with others, while finding alignment, strength, and stability to move through space more efficiently. Whether you’ve taken my class before or not, join me at SALTspace to dive into this new personal exploration together with a supportive community atmosphere!
Originally from Syracuse, Sarah has returned to her roots after receiving her BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport, and now is the Head Coordinator for Salt City Dance Festival and the founder of the Adult Modern Dance Series. Currently she teaches at Syracuse Yoga and Dance Arts Studio & Center of Movement Studies, as well as dances and performs with Deviant Dance Tribe, LLC Chairlesque Performer Tribe. Her experience with dance has also led her to perform and choreograph in the Rochester FRINGE Festival, as well as various showcases in London, NYC, and upstate New York. Sarah enjoys cultivating atmospheres which supports local artists, while also giving opportunity for all community members to engage with the arts and see what Syracuse has to offer.
Playwriting LAB Series: "The Ten Minute Play"
Stay-Tuned for Dates Summer/Fall 2020
VISIT STORE FOR RESERVATION OPTIONS
Instructor: Krystal Osborne
$75* for the six class series and production in June! Space is LIMITED to TEN students.
Both new writers and seasoned writers welcome!
*If payment is an issue, please reach out to Let's see if we can work something out!
About the Class:
Breadcrumbs Productions and Krystal Osborne return with another installment of the Playwriting LAB series: "The Ten Minute Play". This series starts with a 6 week playwriting intensive lead by Osborne which will focus on the creation of a ten minute play.
Award winning and produced Playwright and Performance artist Krystal Osborne (BFA, Adelphi) leads this series where students will focus on techniques on how to free their minds of judgement, re-connect with the world around them, and simply getting the pen to the paper. Participants will be guided through various exercises and prompts to hone their skills and help each writer find their voice. Students will learn how to apply dramatic structure and write dialogue, stage direction, construct characters, enrich conflict and arrange work. Each student will leave with at least 3 ten minute plays!
Each class will offer in-depth discussions, free writing time, introductions into dramaturgy and theatrical devices, as well as feedback. Students will be welcomed to submit their work created in class for a staged performance at Wunderbar in June! With this, playwrights will receive invaluable experience collaborating on new work with local Directors and Actors from the audition process all the way to production.
The goal of this LAB Series is to encourage local artists to approach and create new work!