These workshops are aimed at improving human communication in a variety of situations. You identify the specific human communications needs for your organization, and we tailor a workshop for you.

CATT has addressed many different concerns, from trial, jury, and interviewing skills for attorneys, to training a YMCA staff to better connect with members and improve retention, to helping an expert witness present his testimony, to delivering a political message, to helping a large and rather top-heavy law firm mentor new associates and junior partners with an eye towards career development and retention of newer lawyers. All trainers have either advanced degrees such as Ph.D., M.D., or J.D., or exceptional credentials in the Theatre, Television and Film industry.

Theatre and the arts provide fluid means to connect with each other as human beings on a profound level. We adhere to the Stanislavsky School which, in simplest terms, was an artistic quest for the truth in all interactions between cast members and between the troupe and the audience. And we aim to make that fun as well as gratifying for your employees!

Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers & Judges
  • Educators
  • Doctors & Medical Professionals
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Politicians & Statespeople
  • Community Leaders
  • Students
  • Sales People
  • Brokers & Agents
  • Business Executives & Managers
  • Clergy
  •  Professionals Returning to the Workforce

Sample Day Workshop Schedule

  • 8:00 AM • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM • Introduction to Theatre & Performance Techniques, Introduction to Costume, Set, Light & Sound Design
  • 9:45 AM • Break
  • 10 AM • Acting Exercises
  • 12 PM • Lunch and Discussion
  • 1:15 PM • Acting Exercises
  • 2:15 PM • Break
  • 2:30 PM • Directing Exercises
  • 4 PM • Videotape Critiques and Wrap-up
  • 5 PM • Workshop Concludes

What You’ll Learn

  • Empathy & Energy
  • Action & Interaction
  • Relaxation, Concentration, & Listening Techniques
  • Setting the Stage
  • Scripting & Storytelling
  • Roleplaying
  • Audience Identification
  • Improvisation
  • Costume
  • Body language and vocal techniques
  • Symbols
  • Setting and props
  • Fundamentals of directing
  • Unifying themes
  • Performance Critique