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Brian Murray in his Master Class "Shakespeare: the Actor's Friend"

MASTER CLASSES

Intimate workshops to enhance your craft.

Writing for TV & Film: A MASTER CLASS WITH EMMY AWARD WINNING WRITER FOR THE SOPRANOS AND CREATOR OF DEXTER,
JAMES MANOS, JR
  • The class will focus on how to write for television and the art of pitching it to networks/studios

 

  • Mr. Manos will lecture about the art of writing as well as how the business works from a Writer/Producer perspective

 

  • Each student will have the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with Mr. Manos on a scene of their own and receive feedback from him

 

  • Each student will then have the opportunity to pitch a script idea of their own and receive feedback from Mr. Manos

 

  • All levels are welcome

 

Class is $400/student.
Payment is non-refundable (unless a class is canceled by The Directors Company).
If you need to cancel, we must be notified at least one week prior to the start of a class. A credit will be applied to your account.
Mastering the Solo Show
with Austin Pendleton

In this 6 week course, led by Austin Pendleton, participants will master the concepts of a solo show, from structure, to performance. Participants will walk away with a fully realized segment of their solo show. If registering for the workshop, you should have either a solo show already in development, or an idea for a solo show on which you are willing to write and work on during the six week course.

 

This workshop is open to actors, directors, and playwrights, however please note, each participant will be expected to perform their piece in the workshop.

 

Wednesdays

July 10-August 7, 2019

10:00am-1:00pm

Location: The Directors Company

330 W. 42nd Street, Suite 1804

To secure your spot in the class, please click here to securely pay a 50% deposit.
The remaining balance is due before the first day of class.

Payment is non-refundable (unless a class is canceled by The Directors Company).
If you need to cancel, we must be notified at least one week prior to the start of a class. A credit will be applied to your account.
Directing American Classics
with Nagle Jackson

In this hands-on, 7 week scene study workshop, taught by master director Nagle Jackson (former artistic director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1970-76) and the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre) directors will form an understanding and a realization of the narrative within the framework of American Classics, and will explore the work of great American contemporary writers from Thorton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Eugene O’Neil and Clifford Odets to Edward Albee, August Wilson, David Mamet, Sam Shepard.

Directors will work with up to 15 different actors throughout the course on 4 different scenes, and learn techniques including auditioning actors, dramaturgical analysis, rehearsal techniques, note-giving, and concepts in staging (including possible conceptual reinventions of the American classics). The first scene will be Mr. Jackson’s choice, the final three scenes are the choice of the participating director. The three scenes can either be from the same play, or from 3 different plays.

Before registering, directors should email their resume to directorscompany@gmail.com to be considered for this Master Class.Please do not register for this class until after you have been accepted.

 


Nagle Jackson has served served as Artistic Director of both the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (1970-76) and the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre, Princeton (1979-90). He stepped down from the McCarter to pursue his dual career as playwright and director. Mr. Jackson has directed at major theaters throughout the U.S. and on Broadway, (The Utter Glory Of Morrissey Hall, starring Celeste Holm, Mark Hellinger Theater, 1979) in Europe and was the first American ever invited to direct in the Soviet Union.  His play, Opera Comique, debuted at A.C.T., San Francisco and then played the Kennedy Center with a cast including Eli Wallach, Ann Jackson and Brian Beford under Mr. Jackson’s direction. His play, The Elevation of Thieves was awarded the $150,000 Onassis Foundation International Playwright’s award, presented to Jackson by the president of Greece. Seven of his plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service and are regularly presented both here and, in translation, abroad. He was a Fulbright Fellow for theatrical studies in Paris, and holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Whitman College.

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