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Friday, January 31, 2020

ESPAfest 2020: Free Writing Workshops, Master Classes, and More!

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is thrilled to announce ESPAfest 2020. Join us for a week of FREE workshops and master classes. 

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend

Monday, February 10
2:00pm – 4:00pm: FREE WORKSHOP – A Shakespeare Potluck with Geoffrey Owens (Actor, Romeo and Juliet on Broadway (with Orlando Bloom), Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots”; Director, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, among others)
Broadway, film, and TV veteran and Shakespeare aficionado Geoffrey Owens will open our studios to anyone who wants to work on a piece, ask questions about text, or just discuss how to approach this rich work. Bring some snacks (for yourself or to share!) and get ready to dive into Shakespeare with the master.

Everyone is welcome! This workshop will be both on-your-feet work and discussion – participants can bring in monologues and/or scenes, read text off the page, or just bring in questions about Shakespeare, Shakespearean text, and Geoffrey’s process working on it as both an actor and director.

Tuesday, February 11
6:30pm – 9:30pm: Seeing Between the Lines – The Confession of Lily Dare with Erin Daley (Associate Artistic Director, Primary Stages) 
Prior to the workshop, see a performance of the Primary Stages production The Confession of Lily Dare by Charles Busch, and then come together as a class on February 11 to talk about the production from a dramaturg’s perspective! Discuss dramaturgical inquiry, such as why this play, in this place, at this time, and leave the workshop equipped to see any production with a more discerning eye.

Wednesday, February 12
4:00pm – 5:00pm: FREE WORKSHOP – Alexander Technique with Karen Braga (Acting Faculty, NYU Tisch)
5:00pm – 6:00pm: FREE WORKSHOP – Refining Your Monologue and Audition with Gabra Zackman (Actor, Sense & Sensibility at Bedlam, Audiobook Narrator of over 300 books)

Thursday, February 13
11:00am – 12:00pm: FREE WORKSHOP – Secrets of a Broadway Marketer with Elizabeth Kandel (Director of Marketing, Roundabout Theatre Company)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: FREE RESUME CLINIC – personalized feedback on artistic and administrative resumes with Erin Daley (Associate Artistic Director, Primary Stages) & Elizabeth Kandel (Director of Marketing, Roundabout Theatre Company)
2:00pm – 3:00pm: FREE WORKSHOP – Getting It Written with Adam Kraar (Writer, New World Rhapsody at MTC, Wild Terrain at EST)

See the full listing of events and RSVP: www.primarystages.org/espa/our-community/espafest

ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers.  For more information, call 212.840.9705 x220 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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