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Workshop: Finding Your First Draft w/Abe Koogler

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

In this 2-day intensive writing workshop, you will begin and make substantial progress on a brand-new play. This class will use an intuitive approach to dramatic structure, inspiring an organic writing process that bypasses the critical brain.  Using a combination of in-class exercises, concentrated bursts of writing, and brief feedback sessions,...

Saturday Dec 7th, 11am - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$280

2 sessions

Intensive: Machinal

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

For actors and directors, some of the most gratifying work happens in the rehearsal room. In this intensive, director Kimberly Senior will lead you through the first week of a rehearsal process for Machinal by Sophie Treadwell.  This workshop might be for you if you:  Are an actor or a director who wants to focus in on the process, not...

Thursday Nov 21st, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$280

4 sessions

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New Play Development for Directors

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Art is messy. And making art is very messy. This is particularly true for new plays, where the writing is constantly changing and evolving to create the best work possible. As a director, it’s your job to guide this process as consciously and carefully as you can, while still creating an environment of freedom and creativity that allows the work...

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$200

2 sessions

Directing Chekhov

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Regardless of the genre, playwright, or period, the director's job is to create a unified vision for a production that inspires collaboration among the artists and a transformative experience for the audience. With Chekhov, this all starts with a director's relationship with their actors. This class might be for you if you: Wish to expand your versatility...

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$380

5 sessions

Alexander Technique for Auditions

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Imagine being able to walk into any audition feeling grounded, confident, and centered. The Alexander Technique teaches performers how to release habitual tension for an experience of more freedom, poise, and presence. This class might be for you if you: Desire more freedom, poise, and presence in the audition room, on stage, or in your everyday...

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$320

6 sessions

Walking the Line: Strengthen Process, Keep your Voice

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Workshop: Walking the Line - Strengthening Your Process While Keeping Your Voice With Crystal Skillman In writing any work, you’re at your best and most clear when you can drive your own process to strengthen your craft and deepen your story. In this 2-day workshop, playwright Crystal Skillman will share her personal writing process for structure...

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$260

2 sessions

The First Draft

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Whether you're writing your first play or your hundredth, it's not always easy to set the creative wheels in motion. This 10-week class will guide you through the development of your first draft. This class might be for you if you: Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play. Are starting out in the world of...

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$580

10 sessions

Scene Study

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Admissions Qualifications: Successful candidates must participate in and pass an audition before registering for this program. Please schedule your audition at the "Request Info" submission above. All registrations are subject to approval by The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. This class offers a rigorous Scene Study curriculum to...

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$520

8 sessions

Being On-Camera

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Acting as "Being." It is deceptively simple, but only something we can learn by doing, and by watching and listening to each other. This class might be for you if you: Want to relax and feel natural on film. Are intimidated by acting on camera and need to build your confidence. In this class you will: Be freed from the pressure to perform so...

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$460

5 sessions

The Contemporary Monologue

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Admissions Qualifications Successful candidates must participate in and pass an audition before registering for this program, schedule an audition at the "Request Info" submission above. All registrations are subject to approval by The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. Having the right monologue is key to showcasing your abilities...

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$320

5 sessions

The Art of Auditioning

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

In this honest and refreshing discourse among actors and director Jen Wineman, you’ll improve your auditioning through making confident choices—both in your audition and in your life as an artist. This class might be for you if you: Are an actor committed to pushing yourself to expand your auditioning skills. In this class you will: Work...

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$460

5 sessions

A Play in 2 Days with Julian Sheppard

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

This 2-day writing extravaganza is designed to push you to write an inspired first draft in 48 hours. Sounds crazy, right? But it can be done! This workshop might be for you if: You're a playwright with a seed of an idea that you'd like to explore in a fun, intensive situation. You've got an open mind and you're the kind of crazy person who wants...

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$300

2 sessions

TV Writing Workshop: The 1-hour Spec Script

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

This 2-day workshop will focus on the core elements of writing a 1-hour dramatic series spec script—based on an existing series—from premise to outline to completed teleplay.  This workshop might be for you if you: Are a writer who has written in other formats and want to learn the fundamentals of writing a 1-hour teleplay.  Want...

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$280

2 sessions

Rewriting Your Draft

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. This 10-week class will help you tackle the revision process and develop a stronger version of your play. This class might be for you if you: Have a fully completed draft of a full-length play and you are ready to begin rewrites. (If you are unsure if your play fits...

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$580

10 sessions

Comedy Writing for the Stage

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

A solid grasp of the mechanics of comedy writing for the stage is a powerful tool in the hand of any playwright. While comedy is a main element of an over-the-top farce or a burning satire, it is just as essential to delicately lace comic elements into the most serious drama. This class might be for you if you are: A playwright in any stage of your...

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$580

10 sessions

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