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 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

Registration is now closed.

Tony Award winners and NYTW Usual Suspects Rebecca Taichman and Enda Walsh bring John Carney’s “funny, joyful and effortlessly cool” indy hit film SING STREET to the stage. The creative/design team includes Bob Crowley (costume & scenic design), Christopher Akerlind (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design) and Martin Lowe (music supervisor & orchestrations).

Dublin, 1985. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl. With a score that embraces the new wave sounds of the era, SING STREET celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music.

Class Schedule & Session Topics:

October 10 – December 3, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9PM (9 Weeks)

October 10: Introduction to NYTW
October 15: Sing Street Film & Discussion
October 22: Writing & Direction
October 29: Music & Choreography
November 5: Rehearsal Observation & Stage Management
November 12: Design
November 19: Tech Observation
November 23: Dress Rehearsal
December 3: Preview Performance & Culminating Reception

Class size is limited. Instruction will take place in NYTW’s rehearsal studio, which is three flights up from street level. There is unfortunately no elevator access. Class schedule and topics subject to change. All sales are final.


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

Registration now open! Register online or call the NYTW Box Office at 212-460-5475.

A limited number of spaces are available for full-time students at a discounted rate of $125. Proof of full-time student status is required. For student registration inquiries, contact Adam Odess-Rubin at

To receive Casebook updates and for all other inquiries, please email

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 Hurricane Diane (Spring 2019)
  • CASEBOOK: The Making of Hundred Days (Fall 2017)
  • CASEBOOK: The Making of Sojourners and Her Portmanteau (Spring 2017)
  • 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)

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.