Speakers & Education
$16/$12 MCC tax district residents
For the first time ever, TEDxTysons in partnership with The Alden is organizing an Open Mic Night on March 20. In an "American Idol" meets StorySLAM-style evening, aspiring TEDx Talkers will present their 2-3 minute pitch to a full house... and at the end of the evening one speaker will be selected to develop and present a full TEDxTysons talk. Whether you are a TED fan or someone who loves a rare behind the curtain glimpse at how speakers are selected, this event is for you! This is an all-ages event.
$12/$8 for MCC tax district residents Fee includes admission and drum rental for the event.
Back by popular demand! Join The Alden for a creative (and de-stressing) Friday evening master class for families. Participants will learn the elements of Djembe Drumming from artist Kofi Dennis and then use those skills in a group drum circle.
This class is designed for those eight and up, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them.
For ages 14 and older. Technical training introduces students to many aspects of technical production, including safety issues, and is designed to assist local arts organizations with their productions. Volunteers who work in The Alden in a technical capacity are required to complete this training course, but these classes are open to anyone older than 14 years old. Participants may sign up for one or all sessions. Please wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement and closed-toe shoes with laces or Velcro, or loafers.
Please note: Participants age 16 or younger must have a parent or guardian present at the first session to sign a waiver before they can participate.
Instructor: Theatre Staff.
1 lesson @ 4 hrs, free, but preregistration is required.
Personnel Lift 3501.319 W, 6/5 7-11 p.m.
Intro 3502.319 Tu, 6/18 7-11 p.m.
Lighting I 3503.319 Th, 6/20 7-11 p.m.
Lighting II 3504.319 Tu, 6/25 7-11 p.m.
Audio 3505.319 Th, 6/27 7-11 p.m.