Casebook allows audiences unprecedented access to the artists involved in the creation of a new work from rehearsal to production. Each year, New York Theatre Workshop designates one of its productions as a case study and hosts a class designed to provide theatre lovers of all experience levels with a true insider’s view of the life of a theatre artist and the process of realizing a full professional production.
For the 2016/17 Season, Casebook will focus on the development of Sojourners and Her Portmanteau — a two-part theatrical event by NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia directed by NYTW Usual Suspect Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.
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Register Now for CASEBOOK:
The Making of Sojourners & Her Portmanteau
Register by February 10, 2017 at 5:00PM
Class Schedule & Session Topics: Tuesdays, 6:30PM – 9:00PM (10 Weeks)
Tuition is $400 with discounts available for Members, SmartPass holders and Repeat Defenders.
Schedule subject to change
- February 28th – Introduction to NYTW
- March 7th – Writing
- March 14th – Directing
- March 21st – Casting
- March 28th – Rehearsal Observation & Stage Management
- April 4th – Design
- Week of April 10th – Tech Observation & Production Management (Dates TBD)
- Week of April 17th – Dress Rehearsals (Dates TBD)
- April 25th – Producing & Marketing
- Week of May 1st – Preview Performances & Reception (Dates TBD)
- In-depth discussion and exploration of the process of making a theatre piece
- Conversations with the playwright, director, actors, and production staff responsible for bringing each unique Casebook production to life
- Opportunities to observe a rehearsal in progress, engage with the collaborators, and tour the stage to see the inner workings of the set up close
- Attendance at two performances at different points in the process to compare the evolution of the piece and celebrate with the collaborators
Praise for CASEBOOK:
- “I could have stayed all night – completely engrossing.”
- “Hearing about the process in a very personal way made this more than informative – [you get] the sense of a director as an artist.”
- “It gave me a whole new appreciation of the workings of an off-Broadway theatre. I loved all of it.”
- “This class was much more up-close-and-personal than I was expecting, which was wonderful.”
Past CASEBOOK Sessions:
- CASEBOOK: The Making of Hadestown (Spring 2016)
- CASEBOOK: The Making of The Invisible Hand (Fall 2014)
- CASEBOOK: The Making of Love and Information (Spring 2014)
- CASEBOOK: The Making of Sontag: Reborn (Spring 2013)
- CASEBOOK: The Making of Food and Fadwa (Spring 2012)
A limited number of spaces are available for students at a discounted rate. Valid proof of full-time student status is required. To inquire about student spaces, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or would like to speak to someone about whether this class is right for you, please call NYTW’s Education Department at 646-957-9575.