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Master Class Series

Past Master Class Artist, David Henry Hwang
Past Master Class Artist, David Henry Hwang
Past Master Class Artist, Cynthia Erivo
Past Master Class Artist, Cynthia Erivo
Past Master Class Artist, Jason Michael Webb
Past Master Class Artist, Jason Michael Webb

Educating and empowering the next generation of theatre professionals

About the American Theatre Wing’s Master Class Series

ATW Master Classes provide rising creative professionals with exclusive access to advice, insight, and training from the titans of the theatre industry. Each class allows attendees to hear the many and vast ways to finding your way in the business with each featured artist sharing their unique journey and path to success as a creative.

Next Master Class: Musical Theatre Scene Work with Alex Brightman
Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 3PM ET

Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock) teaches a class on scene work in musicals. This class will focus on the do’s and don’ts for acting when not singing, and how to bring your authentic self to classic musical theatre characters. Don’t worry – you don’t have to say his name 3 times to register.


About Alex Brightman, teaching artist

Alex Brightman is a two-time Tony nominee for his titular performance in BEETLEJUICE and as “Dewey Finn” in SCHOOL OF ROCK.  After making his Broadway debut in James Gardiner and Nick Blaemire’s GLORY DAYS, he has gone on to appear on Broadway in WICKED, BIG FISH and MATILDA as well as Off-Broadway in ASSASSINS (City Center Encores!), ALICE BY HEART (NYS&F) and NOBODY LOVES YOU (The Old Globe).

All master classes are premiered live on the American Theatre Wing’s YouTube channel.

Upcoming Master Classes:

  • Dec. 20: Directing with Whitney White & Tyne Rafaeli
  • Jan. 18: Costume Design with Emilio Sosa

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We’re thrilled to take our coveted master classes into the homes of the next generation of theatre-makers, and we sincerely hope to “see you” there!

The American Theatre Wing’s Master Class Series is produced with support from the Michael Stewart Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Master Class On Demand

In case your missed it, watch recordings of our Master Classes on our YouTube channel!


About Natasha Katz, teaching artist

NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design) has had a varied career designing for theater, dance, concerts, opera, film and permanent lighting installations. She is a six time Tony Award winner and a Theatre Hall of Fame inductee. She has designed over 60 Broadway shows. In the world of dance she is a frequent collaborator with Christopher Wheeldon and has worked with many ballet and opera companies, including The Royal Ballet, ABT, NYCB, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera. Natasha is a TDF Wendy Wasserstein Project Mentor.

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Support ATW’s Master Class Series

The American Theatre Wing is a nonprofit organization and our Master Class series is made possible through the generosity of our donors. Your gift ensures that we can make this program accessible to talented young artists around the world which can make all the difference to their career development.

Every gift is appreciated and no donation is too small to make an impact. For donors in a position to make a larger investment, please consider supporting in the following ways:

  • $1,000: Named Supporter of one Master Class
  • $5,000: Named Supporter of entire Master Class Series
  • $10,000: Presenting Sponsor of one Master Class
  • $25,000+: Presenting Sponsor of entire Master Class Series

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