Do You Wanna Build a Treehouse?

From your mind to the RTAA stage, a writing journey!

with Bobby Grainger


Have you ever said to yourself, "I want to write a play"? Here is your chance! Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is partnering with Bobby Grainger to lead two series of writing classes. These will be two separate, 7-week writing sessions. Each session will end with a collaborative finished original Treehouse Players script. Each script will then be performed on January 18th. Patrons will be able to purchase a ticket and vote to decide RTAA's spring Treehouse Player's Production. Once decided, there will also be a director's class on how to direct a Treehouse Player's Production, where one student will be selected to be Bobby Grainger's co-director. So, do you wanna build a treehouse?


Dates, Times and Fees


Session 2: Writing Workshop #2 Click here to register!

  • September 25th, 2019 - November 6th, 2019
  • Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • 7 weeks, 6 classes. $125 workshop fee. Only 10 spots available!


A Night of Reader's Theater

  • Features the finished script from each writing workshop
  • $5 ticket gets each patron a seat and a vote
  • January 18th, 2020


Session 3: Director's Workshop Registration Coming Soon!

  • January 29th, 2020 - February 28th, 2020
  • Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • 7 weeks, 6 classes. $150 workshop fee. Only 10 spots available!


Student Learning Outcomes


Writing Workshop:

  • Creating a fun and memorable title
  • Developing characters
  • Understanding storylines
  • How to story board
  • The twist!


Director's Workshop:

  • Auditions vs selected cast
  • Directing downward
  • Understanding levels
  • Vocal and visual gymnastics
  • Prework before auditions


Bobby Grainger is a longtime accomplished and sought out Sacramento/Roseville region community theatre actor, writer and director. He has received more than 40 Elly nominations including 5 in the Children's Theater Original Script category. He has been nominated as a director 8 times and won the Elly for Outstanding Achievment in Direction for RTAA's production of Once On This Island. Bobby has been a director, writer, actor and volunteer with RTAA since it's inception in 2011 and it a friend of the program.