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.
All master classes are premiered live on the American Theatre Wing’s YouTube channel.
Singing for Non-Singers with Liz Caplan: Tuesday, July 13 @ 6:30PM ET
Upcoming Master Classes:
- Musical Theatre Audition Master Class with Ashley Park: Thursday, August 26 at 6:30PM ET
- Cue-ing a Musical with Natasha Katz: TBA
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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 John Voege and Geoffrey Paul.
Master Class On Demand
In case your missed it, watch recordings of our Master Classes on our YouTube channel!
About Michael R. Jackson, teaching artist
Michael R. Jackson’s 2020 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” and a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies” by Ben Brantley for The New York Times, and “exhilarating and wickedly funny” by Sara Holdren for New York. In The New Yorker, Vinsom Cunningham wrote, “To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor.” As a songwriter, he has seen his work performed everywhere from Joe’s Pub to NAMT. In addition to A Strange Loop, he also wrote book, music and lyrics for the upcoming White Girl in Danger; and lyrics and book for the musical adaptation of the 2007 horror film Teeth with composer and co-bookwriter Anna K. Jacobs. Awards and associations include: a New Professional Theatre Festival Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, a Whiting Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, a Dramatist Guild Fellowship and he is an alum of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group. He has commissions from Grove Entertainment & Barbara Whitman Productions and LCT3 and is newly-elected member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
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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
Donations can be made by clicking the button below. For more information please contact Laura Talbot at Laura@thewing.org.