First Monday Masters
Starting in September 2017, Two River Theater will host a new series of participatory master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes will be for high-school students, some for adults, and some will be for mixed ages. Classes will be taught by actors, directors, playwrights, and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners.
All First Monday Masters are on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Two River Theater. Spots are limited. Cost: $40 per class.
October 2 – Acting Class with Crystal A. Dickinson – For adults and high school students, limited to 16 participants
Crystal A. Dickinson will be seen on the Two River stage this season as “Ruth Younger” in A Raisin in the Sun after making her debut here in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. She appeared on Broadway in You Can’t Take It with You and Clybourne Park. Crystal will lead a master class in acting, helping the participants find a personal connection to character and action.
November 6 – Playwriting with Madeleine George – For adults, limited to 14 participants
Madeleine George, Two River’s first Playwright-in-Residence, is one of the most ambitious and inventive playwrights working in the contemporary theater. She is a Pulitzer Prize nominee, and her most recent Two River Theater production, Hurricane Diane, was praised in the New York Times as “a puckish and brainy new eco-play.” Madeleine will lead participants through a monologue-writing workshop, exploring three different kinds of monologues and the different ways theatrical characters come to life on stage.
December 4 – Directing with Michael Cumpsty – For adults and high school students, limited to 16 participants
Michael Cumpsty is a Tony Award-nominated actor and director who has appeared in 17 Broadway shows and numerous Two River Theater productions, including The Lion in Winter and Present Laughter. Michael is immensely gifted in taking young people and lifelong learners through the creative process; his directing master class will help participants find a deep engagement with the text they are exploring.
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