"A small space where big things happen."


Common Ground Theatre offers and hosts classes for the community. We are always looking for class ideas and qualified teachers of performing arts-related topics. For any questions or to submit a resume, please contact Devra Thomas, Executive Director, at devra@cgtheatre.com.


Thursdays, Oct 16-30 (3 weeks)
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: $90.00

this class has a 6min/12max

Unlocking creativity, joy and inner confidence through improv theater

Would you like to be a more confident person?

Do you need some more fun and joy in your life?

Would you like to learn secrets to unblocking creative and intuitive thinking?

Then this class is for you!

Through fun games and exercises we will learn how to create powerful teamwork, scenes without a script or props and the ability to be fully in the moment no matter what may be happening around you! Relying on imagination and simple, easy-to-learn tools, we discover valuable life lessons that have students reporting awesome changes in their professional and personal lives!
Come join the fun!

No experience necessary

REGISTER: To Register and pay via PayPal go to: www.anootreebrod.com/classes/improv-classes/
Scroll down to “Improv For Everyone” and click the “Buy Now” button.

About the Instructor

Anoo Tree Brod has been performing improv professionally since 1997. She is a member of Transactors Improv Company (the longest running improv company in the Southeast) and Danny Canoe. Anoo teaches improv and life skills to businesses, corporations, and individuals throughout the country, assisting them to bring more creativity, joy, and teamwork to their personal and professional lives. You can find out more about her at www.anootreebrod.com

Mondays, October 13-November 3
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: $40

this class has a 6min/12max

This four part class walks students through the stage management process, from beginning communications through production meetings, rehearsals, performances, and post-mortems. Perfect for high school or college students interested in theater management or as a refresher for adults who trained but have been out of the theater for a while.

Each class will be taught by a different highly-skilled local stage manager:
Oct 13: Shelby Hahn most recently worked with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and regularly stage manages at Manbites Dog Theatre, as well as helming the booth for A Trailer Park Christmas at Common Ground.

Oct 20: Rachel Alley has stage managed all over the Triangle, most recently at Deep Dish Theater in Chapel Hill.

Oct 27: Jeff Phillips moved to the Triangle in 2012, with extensive experience working in the Washington, DC theater scene. He most recently stage managed at Deep Dish Theatre and Peace College.

Nov 3: Bridget Woodbury is an AEA stage manager, working theater and opera shows around the country.

REGISTER: Sign up at Artful.ly
OR Call the box office at (919) 384-7817

Students who take this class will be short-listed for upcoming stage management work at the theater.


Monday and Wednesday at 9:30-10:30 a.m.
WALK-INS WELCOME- $5 per class
These classic hatha yoga classes build strength and flexibility in a comfortable, casual setting. Teacher Sylvia Freeman is certified under the Yoga: Body, Mind & Spirit training program and has 10 years experience as a toga teacher. These classes serve skill levels 1-2. Please bring your own mat and props if you have them.

Saturdays at 9:00-10:00 a.m.
WALK-INS WELCOME- $5 per class
This Iyengar-based hatha yoga class focusses on flexibility and strengthening and is designed for all levels. It’s perfect for athletes, people with limited flexibility or long-time practitioners looking to specify alignment and accuracy in their poses. Teacher Rachel Klem is certified under the Yoga: Body, Mind & Spirit training program and has been practicing Yoga for 25 years and teaching for 10. Please bring your own mat and props if you have them.

Why so cheap? We don’t have the same overhead as a studio and can charge quite a bit less per session because of this. We also don’t offer some of the amenities of a studio- practitioners must bring their own mats and props. But beyond that we believe yoga is a necessity, not a luxury.
Call (919) 698-3870 for more information and registration
Classes at Common Ground Theatre