Casebook

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.

To receive Casebook updates, please email classes@nytw.org.

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)

Sessions include:

  • 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
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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 classes@nytw.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.