About Last Summer's Broadway Teachers Workshop
Sold Out for 2012!
Session A: July 5 - 7, 2012 SOLD OUT
One Day Tech Event: July 8, 2012 SOLD OUT
Session B: July 9 - 11, 2012 SOLD OUT
Session C: July 12 - 14, 2012 SOLD OUT
Session D: July 16 - 18, 2012 SOLD OUT
Broadway Guest Artists included...
Bobby Lopez, Composer of THE BOOK OF MORMON
Charles Strouse, Composer of ANNIE & BYE BYE BIRDIE
Roger Rees, Director of PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER
Rick Elice, Writer of PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER
Greg Pliska, Music Director of WAR HORSE
Adrienne Kapstein, Movement Director of WAR HORSE
Matt Acheson, Puppetry Associate of WAR HORSE
David Loud, Music Supervisor of PORGY AND BESS
Danny Goldstein, Director of GODSPELL
John Cariani, Tony Nominated Actor & Writer of ALMOST, MAINE
Jess LeProtto, NEWSIES
Class options included...
Projections in Scenic Design: Now that consumer technology has brought the use of projections within reach of virtually anyone with a laptop, we thought it was a prime subject to explore this summer. Join one of Broadway's top projection designers who will discuss both conceptual and practical use of projections; how to execute ideas on a tight budget - and most importnatly, how to encourage student participation.
Lesson Plan Booster: We like to make sure the Workshops give you plenty to bring back home to your students -- both in terms of information and inspiration. So this year, we're adding a class that specifically gives you ideas, methods, theatre games, exercises and lessons that will help expand your repertoire and inspire new ideas for classwork in the coming year.
Costume Design: So many of our participants ask for costume design that we had to find a way to offer it this year! Of course, while it is impossible to transport the entire group to a costume shop, we can bring elements of the costume shop to us. So that's what we decided to do! Look for a session that addresses the process from design concept to execution - and many of the shortcuts for attaining fresh ideas on a limited budget.
The Audition!: Every Broadway performer has a nightmare audition story - and a dream job. Explore a handful in the intimacy of our classroom as we visit with some of Broadway hottest performers, who share stories, educational choices and even perform a number for us.
Career Survey: There's a lot more to Broadway than the actors we see on stage. Many educators have written in to ask about other career paths in the professional theatre, and we thought it was well worth a session! This class will explore all the avenues avilable to a student interested in a career in theatre. From producing to general management, design, marketing, advertising, ticketing, finance, crew, direction, choreography, company management, and box office - there are many opportunities available. We'll meet with a cross section of industry professionals who will discuss their jobs, how they arrived in them and answer your questions.
Directing for Novices: Created for those new to the world of directing musicals - and those who work in other aspects of theatre and want a window into the world of a director - this session traces the basic skills and methods you need to mount a production. From first reading the script, to casting, to design to staging and choreography, we will provide a road map for getting the job done well!
Advanced Directing: For those with diretcing experience, this session explores various techniques for getting the best possible work out of your cast. With particular focus on working with young actors, we will trace the rehearsal process from first read through to first performance. This class includes an observational lab session with a director and young actors.
The Broadway Dance Combination: Learn a combination from one of the shows we are seeing and refine your inner Broadway dancer!
Rethinking the Classics - a Director's Concept: How many ways can you do Fiddler On The Roof? There are as many as there are directors! This class will discuss options for rethinking classic shows to make them feel fresh, exciting and accessible to your students. We will also open a conversation about when reinventing the wheel might be appropriate and when it might not.
Musical Theatre Interpretation: Acting a song is as important as vocal production. Break down songs for acting beats, actions and focus to make your song as thrilling and dramatic as the best scene. We will work with a director and two Broadway performers, who will perform and adjust their material for you. And then take your turn in the spotlight as we become the panel for two of our peers.
Voice Production and music creation for Students: Young people, whose voices are still maturing, offer a differents et of challenges for a vocal coach. This session will explore techniques for expanding vocal range, physical and vocal warm ups, and breath control - working on a section of a new piece of music.
Low Cost Scenic Design Solutions: Created especially for those of you working on tight budgets, this class will address the most resourceful ways to create scenic designs without spending big bucks. Working from the text, create a world for your show that tells the story, creates theatrical opportunity, and offers all the solutions you need to stage the show effectively. And do it without hydraulics, fireworks or expensive pieces.
Choreography Elements: Learn five great building blocks for creating choreography, a combination you can use for your dance auditions - and easy methods for asessing your students dance skill, technique and style.. Think of this as your personal bag of tricks!
Playwrighting: Explore the central tenets for creating new works - plays and musicals. This session will arm you with the elements of good playwrighting and building blocks for lesson plans to bring back to your students.
Stage Management: At the heart of every production, the stage manager is responsible for a show's rhythm and tone - for organizing rehearsals - and for maintaining the quality and precision of the production. Meet with a Broadway stage manager to explore the tricks of the trade - skills and secrets that make the job simpler and more accessible to your students - from scheduling to blocking notation to calling a show.
Extreme Stage Combat: All new techniques for creating realistic — and safe – stage fights that impress.
Make Up – Up Close! In front of the mirror, all those in this class will transform themselves under the guidance of one of Broadway’s most accomplished make up designers. Set your goals for this class and work toward them with our resident Broadway experts. Those wishing to participate in this class will be asked to bring their own stage make up.
* please note: all classes are subject to change.