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.
Cue-ing a Musical with Natasha Katz: Thursday, October 7 @ 6:30PM ET
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.
All master classes are premiered live on the American Theatre Wing’s YouTube channel.
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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 Ashley Park
Ashley Park originated and starred as ‘Gretchen Wieners’ in “Mean Girls” on Broadway in 2018, which garnered her a Tony Award nomination, as well as Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Chita Rivera Award nominations. In the same season, she starred in the award winning “KPOP” and won the esteemed Lucille Lortel award for Lead Actress in a Musical, and second Drama League and Drama Desk nominations. Park originated the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” as stepsister ‘Gabrielle,’ was Lincoln Center Theater’s ‘Tuptim’ in the Tony-Award-winning Broadway revival of “The King and I,” appeared in Broadway’s recent revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park With George,” and made her Broadway debut in “MAMMA MIA!.”
Outside of theatre, Park can most recently be seen in the Golden Globe-nominated series “Emily in Paris,” starring opposite Lily Collins. Created, executive-produced, and written by Darren Star, the show centers on Emily Cooper (Collins) who moves from Midwestern America to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity. She befriends au pair and fellow expatriate Mindy Chen (Park) who helps her navigate her new life abroad. The 10-episode, half-hour series premiered exclusively on Netflix on October 2, 2020. “Emily in Paris” was renewed for a second season shortly after its debut, which will begin production in 2021. Park was individually nominated for a Critics Choice Award and MTV Movie & TV Awards on behalf of her role in “Emily in Paris.”
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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.