Casebook

Class is back in session! Casebook returns this March with a 7-week class designed to give you an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tectonic Theater Project’s Here There Are Blueberries by Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich, conceived and directed by Moisés Kaufman.

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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.

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 tech 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

CASEBOOK: Here There Are Blueberries

The Making of Here There Are Blueberries
March 12–April 30, 2024
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30PM
New York Theatre Workshop, 3rd Floor Rehearsal Room
83 E. 4th Street, New York NY

This season our class will focus on the development and production of Tectonic Theater Project’s Here There Are Blueberries by Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich, conceived and directed by Moisés Kaufman.

Based on real events, Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of an album of historical Nazi-era photographs—what they reveal about the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and our own humanity.

Class Schedule & Session Topics:

March 12: Introduction to NYTW
March 19: Introduction to Tectonic Theater Project
March 26: Writing, Directing & Dramaturgy
April 2: Acting
April 9: Design & Stage Management
April 10–15: Tech Week Observations (various times)
April 16: Invited Dress Rehearsal
April 23: Producing & Engagement
April 30: Preview Performance & Closing Reception
Schedule subject to change

All sessions will take place in NYTW’s 3rd Floor Rehearsal Room, located at 83 E 4th St (between Bowery and 2nd Ave). The 3rd Floor Rehearsal Room is accessed by climbing three flights of stairs. Unfortunately, the building is not equipped with an elevator.

Please note that sessions cannot be recorded or livestreamed. Performances will take place at our theatre located at 79 E 4th St (between Bowery & 2nd Ave). Class schedule and topics are subject to change.

Tuition & Registration

$400 for Non-Members
$350 for Members and SmartPass Holders
$300 for Premiere Members and Repeat Defenders

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’re able to provide access without cost to a limited number of BIPOC participants who identify as students, artists, and/or theatre lovers of diverse backgrounds. Have questions? Contact Gaven Trinidad at GavenT@nytw.org.

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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.”

Previous Casebook sessions have followed our productions of How to Defend Yourself (Spring 2023), On Sugarland (Spring 2022), Sing Street (Fall 2019), Hurricane Diane (Spring 2019), Hundred Days (Fall 2017), Sojourners & Her Portmanteau (Spring 2017), Hadestown (Spring 2016), The Invisible Hand (Fall 2014), Love and Information (Spring 2014), Sontag: Reborn (Spring 2013) and Food and Fadwa (Spring 2012).

To receive Casebook updates and for all other inquiries, 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.