Master Classes

NYTW Master Classes offer training opportunities for both professional artists and the public. These classes provide the opportunity to gain insight into the exciting process of creating high-caliber work in a thriving Off-Broadway theatre.

Registration now open for NEW free Youth Masterclasses!


As students continue to explore virtual learning, we’re bringing you a new free online series with our incredible roster of teaching artists to ensure that students still have access to quality arts education. These Youth Masterclasses are specifically designed for ages 12–19. To ensure an active virtual classroom, registration is extremely limited!

WHO IS A DIRECTOR? with Tatiana Pandiani
In this introductory class, we’ll do a few practical exercises to start thinking about directing as both visual and verbal storytelling. What stories do you want to tell? And how can you be the best leader in the room to accomplish your goals?
FEBRUARY 10 from 5-6pm EST

ACTING FROM THE SOUL with Anthony Michael Martinez
A fun and interactive workshop where students discover how to remove barriers and act with freedom, energy, and inspiration!
FEBRUARY 13 from 2-3pm EST

KICK OFF YOUR PLAY with Rachel Aileen Abraham
We’ll use random objects, guiding questions, and timed writing games to create original characters, locations, and plot points. We’ll work quickly in a supportive environment, leaving very little time for you to second guess yourself.
MARCH 10 from 5-6pm EST

GET UP AND DANCE! with Timmy Gage
Sick of sitting in front of your computer all day? Try dancing in front of it! Come learn some beginner-level choreography inspired by NYTW’s Tony-winning Broadway musical, HADESTOWN. No prior dance experience necessary!
MARCH 13 from 2-3pm EST

SOLO PERFORMANCE: OWNING YOUR SPACE, WRITING YOUR STORY with marcus d. harvey
We all walk around with stories. In this workshop we’ll explore how to dramatize our story. Through writing exercises, we’ll dive into your world, we’ll write your narrative, and explore your truth.
APRIL 7 from 5-6pm EST

SHADOW PUPPETRY: STORIES, MOOD & MAGIC with Jaime Roach
Shadow puppets are a great blend of fine art, storytelling, theatre, and film and are a perfect combination for this online world we’re engaged in right now. Try it out for an hour, learn some fundamentals, and make a short film exploring creative ways to engage an audience with shadow puppet theatre.
APRIL 10 from 2-3pm EST

CREATING AN INSTINCTIVE CHARACTER with Nana Dakin
In this physical workshop, you’ll be guided to listen to your body and instincts. Our explorations will lead us to the invention of a one-of-a-kind character—created for you by you.
MAY 5 from 5-6pm EST

FINDING CHARACTER IN A MUSICAL with Virginia Jimenez
You just got cast in your first musical! Everything makes sense except for the singing—what do your character’s songs say about them? Everything about the music—tempo, style, vocal range, lyrics—says something about your character.
MAY 8 from 2-3pm EST

All classes are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The teaching artists will use Zoom to bring all students together into a virtual rehearsal studio, so an internet connection and a computer or tablet are required for attendance.

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Previous Master Classes have included:

  • Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed with Alexander Santiago-Jirau (Summer 2019)
  • Playwriting 102: Beginning and Intermediate Writers with Kate Moira Ryan (Fall 2016-2018)
  • Playwriting 101: The First Draft with Kate Moira Ryan (Fall 2015)
  • The Art of Adaptation with Kate Moira Ryan (Spring and Fall 2014)
  • Sense Memory: Finding Inspiration and Writing for Performance with Jackie Sibblies Drury (Spring 2013)
  • New Work Development with Elevator Repair Service (Spring and Summer 2013)
  • Playwriting “Bootcamp” with Paula Vogel (November 2012)
  • Choreography + Text: Translating Source Material Into Performance with Elevator Repair Service (January and November 2012)