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Monday, February 8, 2021

ESPAfest Week of FREE Workshops and Performances!

Primary Stages Off-Broadway Einhorn School of Performing Arts is opening our virtual doors for a week of FREE collaborations and networking opportunities! Whether you’re interested in attending a free workshop or seeing some of our artists perform, join us at ESPAfest this week February 8-13 – and bring your friends!

 

FREE PERFORMANCE - SOLO TRAIN

hosted by Judy Gold

Monday, February 8 at 7:30pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

Solo Train is an evening of new work by Solo Performers who've been guided by renowned actress and Emmy Award-winning writer Judy Gold. 

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Intro to Dramatic Writing

with MĂȘlisa Annis (Writer, Director, and Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program)

Tuesday, February 9 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

What is dramatic writing? Demystify the art form together!

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Alexander Technique: How to De-Stress on Zoom

with Karen Braga (Alexander Technique for Performance Teacher)

Tuesday, February 9 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

Learn how to sit for optimum comfort, use breath to release tension, and practice simple exercises to energize and rejuvenate.

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Seeing Between the Lines: The Night Watcher

with Erin Daley (Associate Artistic Director, Primary Stages)

Tuesday, February 9 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

Watch and read a play from the perspective of a dramaturg and see what you've been missing.

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - From "Why" to Website: Websites for Artists

with Kimberly Immanuel (Actor, Website Designer)

Wednesday, February 10 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

Get inspired to think outside the screen as you design your website.

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - RECESS!

with Zachary Fine (Writer, Bewilderness at Playmakers Rep; Actor, China Doll on Broadway)

Wednesday, February 10 from 7:00pm – 7:45pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

Learn how to invigorate any virtual space with joy, curiosity, and fun.

 

 

HOW WE HEAL – A Discussion with Chesney Snow and Sharon Washington

moderated by Erin Daley

Thursday, February 12 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

This discussion between artists Chesney Snow and Sharon Washington, and Primary Stages Associate Artistic Director Erin Daley will explore the role of artists in this extraordinary moment and our responsibility to avoid complacency and cultivate active motion. 

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Write-In

with Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater)

Friday, February 12 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

Come together as a community to reflect and write it out.

 

 

FREE PERFORMANCE - DETENTION #51: Word Have Power

Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:00pm ET

Click here to see our list of artists for each night and RSVP

 

Detention is an evening of new and original theater pieces written, directed, and performed exclusively by ESPA artists.

 

For more information about ESPAfest and to RSVP for all events, please visit: https://primarystages.org/espa/our-community/espafest

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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Free theater: SWEET DADDY reading in Little Rock Arkansas

Black Girlz Productions presents
Sweet Daddy
by Shaneisha Dodson
The reading will start promptly at 4:00 pm and is open to the public.
The event will occur 12/28
at the Robert's Library located at
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201.

To register, visit sweetdaddy.eventbrite.com.

Follow us on twitter and Instagram @blkgirlz12
www.blackgirlzproductions.com

Monday, November 11, 2019

Free theater: THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS ~ Worcester MA

THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS
written and directed by Noah Mailloux

December 5 - 7 at 7:30 PM
December 7 - 8 at 2:30 PM
Reserve Tickets at 508-793-3536
The Pit - O'Kane Hall 37
Free Admission - reservations recommended
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA

Rosie Gardner and her best friend Paul Nelson live a simple life as roommates in Rosie’s childhood home in Queens, New York. After the death of her father and her unexpected inheritance of a high sum, stability seemed just over the New York skyline for Rosie, until the cost of living in New York began to add up. Six years later, running out of money and relying on Paul’s failing acting career for income, Rosie’s estranged brother, Moss, shows up at the front door looking for a place to live. However, emotional baggage isn’t the only thing Moss is packing as his housewarming gift, a commonplace house plant is revealed to be a hidden compartment for ten thousand dollars. Drugs? Robbery? Murder? What’s Moss been up to for the past six years? As a family drama unfolds at home, new neighbor Jules and on-and-off handyman Devin become smitten with members of the Gardner-Nelson household, complicating an already thorny situation.


Friday, September 6, 2019

PRIMARY STAGES FREE EVENT: Fall Mixer and Workshops



Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 - 8:00PM

Join us on September 12 for an evening of free workshops and pizza! This is a great opportunity to get to know our community and study with some of our favorite faculty members.  

7-8pm: Getting it Written with MĂȘlisa Annis (Writer, Director, and Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program)

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP using the links above to secure your spot. All Mixer and Workshop events will be held in our studios, located at 307 West 38th Street (btw 8th and 9th Avenues), Suite 1510.

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. 


Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Free Event: THE DOG SHOW by Ivan Faute (Los Angeles)

Join us for readings of new plays about American families confronting their very particular legacies across generations, Sunday July 21, 2019 at 11am.

Summer Playreadings are FREE ~ enjoy refreshments and share your thoughts with the artists involved in the development of the plays.

On Sunday, July 21 at 11am: The Dog Show by Ivan Faute directed by Laura Stribling.

With Cathy Carlton, Conor Murphy, Xochitl Romero, Time Winters & Laura Wineland.

Seen through a dark but often humorous lens, within The Dog Show is a deeply troubled family whose sins can’t be absolved by confession. How high are the stakes in their game of trading secrets for stories? And when piecing together the past, is there any room for the truth?

HOW:
Information: (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com/seedlings

TICKETS:
FREE (donations gratefully accepted)

PARKING:
• $7 in lot
• FREE parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Botanicum Seedlings program director Jennie Webb is a Los Angeles-based playwright and dramaturg who created the series in 2002.

Audiences are invited to stay after the readings for a moderated discussion with the artists.

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please call for alternate performance times.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

PBS Free streaming event: Terrence McNally



This Friday, PBS is presenting the broadcast premiere of a new doc,Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life.

The film premieres Friday, June 14 at 9/8c, and it will be available to stream for 21 days on pbs.org and the PBS Video app—for free!

McNally is really having a moment this spring (as you know, he just received the Tony Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night!) and we are so thrilled to join in the celebration of his groundbreaking career.

Friday, January 25, 2019

ESPAfest 2019 - FREE theater events

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is thrilled to announce ESPAfest 2019
Join us for a week of FREE writing and acting workshops, master classes, and performances.

All events are free and open to the public.

RSVP to attend.

SOLO TRAIN: An evening of solo performances
Monday, February 4
5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Performance at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
Hosted by Judy Gold (Actor/Co-writer, The Judy Show at DR2 Theatre)

ESPAfest MIXER and FREE WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, February 5
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Free Refining Your Audition Workshop with with Mary Bacon (Actor, Arcadia on Broadway, The Roads to Home at Primary Stages) & Matthew Sullivan (Owner and Manager, Sullivan Talent Group)
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Free Alexander Technique Workshop with Karen Braga (Acting Faculty, NYU Tisch)
6:00pm – 7:00pm: ESPAfest Mixer!
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Free Writing Workshop

FREE MASTER CLASS
Wednesday, February 6
4:00pm – 5:00pm
with Geoffrey Owens (Actor, Romeo and Juliet on Broadway, Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”)

FREE RESUME CLINIC
Thursday, February 7
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Personalized feedback for actors, writers, and directors
with Erin Daley (Artistic Associate, Primary Stages) & Amy Harris (Director of Education & Engagement, Primary Stages)

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.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Free Theater Event: Tea with Jackie

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Tea with Jackie: Page By Page, Being a Playwright in Philly, Getting Produced, and More

Our monthly online publication of PAGE BY PAGE offers a balance of creative and industry knowledge to support playwrights. However, sometimes, you just need to sit with someone in-person and ask questions in order to get the information that you need to take the next step in your career. This is that opportunity. Jackie (and possibly some of her Page By Page colleagues) will sit down with a group of playwrights and aspiring playwrights to answer their questions, share experiences, and toast the future of Philly playwrights. Only 12 seats per conversation to ensure that everyone has a chance to ask their questions and we have enough time to respond fully. Tea and cookies will be provided.

February 7th Special Guests: Jill Harrison (director, Directors Gathering), Michael Hollinger (playwright, The Foundry Co-Founder, Villanova University), Allison Heishman (director, producing artistic director, Simpatico Theatre), Alice Yorke (performer, co-director, Lightening Rod Special)

February 14th Special Guests: Maura Krause (director, producer, Azuka Theatre, Orbiter 3), Erlina Ortiz (playwright, producer, Power Street Theatre), Erin Washburn (literary manager, dramaturg, producer, InterAct), Kevin Glaccum (director, producing artistic director, Azuka), Alice Yorke (performer, co-director, Lightening Rod Special)

February 17th Special Guests: Josh Wilder (playwright), Doug Williams (playwright, producer, Orbiter 3), Meghann Williams (performer, producer, director, Flashpoint Theatre, Chlamydia dell'Arte: Sex-Ed Burlesque)

Address: 1010 Waverly St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Philly Theatre Week:
Thursday, February 7th - 1pm
Thursday, February 14th - 1pm
Sunday, February 17th - 1pm

Tickets: Free - RSVP

Friday, December 7, 2018

Alive in Plasticland: Improv Workshop FREE

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Sat, December 8th 5PM EST
Central time: 4PM
Mountain time: 3PM
Pacific Standard Time: 2PM

Featuring UCB and Second City performers.

Watch or participate from anywhere in the world, with or without a VR headset.

Improv show December 15

Have you ever wanted to learn Improv? This popular acting style is being taught in the safety of virtual reality. Alive in Plasticland is a workshop that will feature games and techniques to help you learn this popular acting style in a fun social atmosphere.
Classic Improv Teachings:

  • Spontaneity, creativity, and collaboration
  • Making strong choices
  • Creating characters
  • Overcoming hesitations
  • Having fun and enjoying life
Improv theater has been the driving factor in many popular TV shows and movies. Everyone is encouraged to join this safe and creative environment. Especially if you've always wanted to try but have been hesitant.

Alive in Plasticland works with performers and artists across practices through immersive technologies including virtual reality. Professional improv actors and teachers in the NYC theater scene create this VR Improv Troupe, the first of its kind in the VR industry.

There is a $5 suggested donation for this workshop. It can be paid directly to the acting company using High Fidelity Coin - stable cryptocurrency - from your wallet at the event.

Special thanks to sponsor VRBAR, Brooklyn's First Virtual Reality Arcade, for hosting the performers.


More info:
https://medium.com/alive-in-plasticland/hey-you-yeah-you-in-the-basement-ae870c3001b8

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alive-in-plasticland-improv-workshop-in-virtual-reality-tickets-52923093397

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alive-in-plasticland-improv-theater-performance-in-virtual-reality-tickets-52925499594

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Free Writing Workshop and Pizza

Join Primary Stages ESPA on September 12 for an evening of free workshops and pizza!

Wednesday, September 12

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to secure your spot.

Location: Primary Stages Studios at 307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510

Primary Stages ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Monday, January 22, 2018

ESPAfest 2018: Free Writing Workshops, Master Classes, and Performances!

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is thrilled to announce ESPAfest 2018. Join us for a week of FREE writing and acting workshops, master classes, and performances.

All events are free and open to the public. RSVP to attend.
SOLO TRAIN: An evening of solo performances
Tuesday, January 23: 5:00pm Doors / 6:00pm Performance
Hosted by Judy Gold (Actor/Co-writer, The Judy Show at DR2 Theatre)

ESPAfest ROUNDTABLE: What We Leave Behind
Monday, January 29 at 2:00pm
Led by Casey Childs (Founder, Primary Stages) & Kimberly Senior (Director, Disgraced on Broadway)
A discussion about legacy and, in the current climate, how we make an impact as artists and as people

GET IT OUT: WRITE-IN
Monday, January 29 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
One year after the election, a safe space to get your thoughts on the page

ESPAfest MIXER and FREE WORKSHOPS
Tuesday, January 30
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Free Master Class with Judy Gold & Kate Moira Ryan (Co-Writers, The Judy Show at DR2 Theatre): Collaboration and comedy in today’s decidedly un-funny world
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Free Alexander Technique Workshop with Karen Braga (Acting Faculty, NYU Tisch)
6:00pm – 7:00pm: ESPAfest Mixer!
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Free Writing Workshop with Adam Kraar (Writer, New World Rhapsody at MTC)

FREE WORKSHOP: Refining Your Audition
Wednesday, January 31 at 2:00pm
with Mary Bacon (Actor, Arcadia on Broadway, The Roads to Home at Primary Stages) & Matthew Sullivan (Owner and Manager, Sullivan Talent Group)

FREE RESUME CLINIC
Wednesday, January 31 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Personalized feedback for actors, writers, and directors
with Erin Daley (Artistic Associate, Primary Stages) & Phil Haas (Director of Marketing, Primary Stages)

FREE MASTER CLASS: The Oral History Project & the Immigrant Experience
Thursday, February 1 at 3:30pm
with Casey Childs (Founder, Primary Stages; Creator, Primary Stages Oral History Project)

FREE MASTER CLASS
Thursday, February 1 at 5:00pm
with Richard Topol (Actor, Indecent on Broadway)
Broadway, film, and TV veteran Richard Topol (most recently seen as Lemml in Broadway’s Indecent) shares his experiences about the ins and outs of the acting industry

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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop offers a free workshop

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Mind the Gap (MTG) is a FREE program that brings together teens (ages 14-19) and elders (ages 60+) to share their stories and write plays inspired by each other’s lives. The program culminates in a work-in-progress presentation of the plays, read by professional actors. No theatre experience is required!

Tuesdays
4:00 – 6:00 PM
October 10th – December 12th

Interested candidates may submit an ONLINE APPLICATION HERE
Applications are due by Sunday, September 24th.
Group interviews will take place the week of September 25th.

Potential candidates can visit the NYTW website as www.NYTW.org.

Email address mindthegap@nytw.org
Or call their Education Department directly at 212-780-9037

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Free Writing Workshop and Pizza

Join Primary Stages ESPA on September 18 for an evening of free workshops and pizza!

Monday, September 18

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to secure your spot.

Location: Primary Stages Studios at 307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510

Primary Stages ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Free theater event: EAG to host Dancers Speak: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st

Free - suggested donations $15/$20

When: Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm

Where: Guild Hall at The Little Church, 1 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 (b/w Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave.)

Trains: R/N @ 28th St.; 6 @ 28th St.

Tickets: $15/EAG, $20/non-members (Suggested Donation)

RSVP: (212) 685-2927 or office@actorsguild.org

Event Contact: Matt Roberson - (212) 685-2927, matt@actorsguild.org

Join EAG this Thursday night for a fascinating evening all about the ups, downs, and magical moments that come with founding and leading a dance company in the modern era. 
 
Dancers Speak: Leading a Dance Company in the 21st Century will feature a live performance by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet and a conversation with long-time dance critic for The New York Times, Jack Anderson, and founder and Artistic Director of New York Ballet Theatre, Diana Byer. In addition to creating respected work for decades, our guests are responsible for bringing the art of dance to thousands of people both young and old. 

The event takes place on Thursday, January 26th at 7pm and will be followed by a reception. All proceeds from the evening’s performance will benefit New York actors in financial crisis.

Friday, January 13, 2017

ESPAfest 2017: Free Writing Workshops, Master Classes, and Performances!

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) is thrilled to announce ESPAfest 2017. Join us a week of FREE writing and acting workshops, master classes, and performances.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. RSVP to attend.
Sunday, January 22
1-4pm: Get it Out: Write-In: A safe space to get post-inauguration thoughts on the page
Guided by Primary Stages ESPA Writing Faculty
Monday, January 23
2pm: Free Master Class with David Auburn (Writer, Proof)
Tuesday, January 24
6pm: Solo Train: An evening of solo show performances, hosted by Judy Gold
7pm & 9pm: Free Performances of Detention #39: Through the Looking Glass
Wednesday, January 25
Free Workshops
3:45-4:45pm: Refining Your Monologue and Audition with Kelly McAndrew
4:45-5:45pm: Alexander Technique with Karen Braga
5:45-8pm: ESPAfest Mixer
8-9pm: Getting It Written with Writing Faculty
Thursday, January 26
12pm: Free Master Class with Primary Stages Founder Casey Childs: Using the Off-Broadway Oral History Project for your Own Process
1pm: ESPAfest Roundtable: Becoming a Parent and Remaining an Artist

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 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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