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6-Week Online Advanced Scene Study: Great American Playwrights Past & Present

April 26 @ 11:00 am - June 7 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Ages 12-19 | Advanced Students | Sundays, April 26-June 7 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Cost: 675.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

Broadway & On-Camera Instructor: John Patrick Hayden (TARTUFFE, LAW & ORDER SVU, DAREDEVIL)

This class is geared toward advanced teen actors who are serious about their work.

Throughout this 6-week course, actors will perform scenes written by the greatest American playwrights, both past and present! Each student will get to work on two different scenes from two different eras in American Theatre History.

The overall objective of the class is to help actors improve their technique and learn how to approach both classical and contemporary texts.

First, we’ll tackle the beginning of the 20th Century with genres like Modernism, Absurdism, and American Realism covering playwrights such as Thornton Wilder (OUR TOWN), Tennessee Williams (THE GLASS MENAGERIE), Eugene O’Neill (LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT), Arthur Miller (DEATH OF A SALESMAN), and Edward Albee (WAITING FOR GODOT).

These classic American playwrights are still heavily produced around the world today.

Next, we’ll focus on contemporary works from the late 20th century to today! Many of these playwrights are still releasing new work that is being produced on and off Broadway! Some of our students have recently starred in shows by these famous contemporary playwrights.

Playwrights whose work we may cover include: Neil Labute (THE SHAPE OF THINGS), Kenneth Lonergan (THIS IS OUR YOUTH), Tracy Letts (AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY), Sarah Ruhl (DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE), Rajiv Joseph (GRUESOME PLAYWRIGHT INJURIES), Bess Wohl (MAKE BELIEVE), and David Auburn (PROOF).

Final Showcase and Q&A with Talent Rep:  Together, we will work towards an online final showcase in which a top talent agent will Zoom in to see your performance! Not only will the talent rep observe your performance and add feedback, but they will also conduct a showbiz Q&A for students and their parents! Of course, the talent rep is always scouting too!

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front facing camera. You will be sent an access link that can be used via your browser or the free ZOOM app.

For more information, please contact us at 212.315.3010!

Ages: 12-19
When: Sundays April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 31; June 7 ** Final Showcase
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Where: Zoom app
Cost: 675.00