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First Monday Masters

Starting in September 2017, Two River Theater will host a new series of participatory master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes will be for high-school students, some for adults, and some will be for mixed ages. Classes will be taught by actors, directors, playwrights, and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners.

Most First Monday Masters are on Monday evenings from 6-8pm at Two River Theater. Spots are limited. Cost: $40 per class. 


February 5 - Adapting Shakespeare for Modern Audiences with Sara Holdren -For adults and high-school students, limited to 16 participants


Sara Holdren, a director and teacher, is the Artistic Director/co-founder of Tiltyard theater company and lead theater critic for New York magazine and She was recently honored with the 2016/17George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and this season she is adapting and directing Two River’s A Little Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors. This masterclass is for anyone interested in how directors and designers approach producing Shakespeare for modern audiences.






March 5 - Costume Design with Jess Goldstein – For adults and high-school students, limited to 16 participants


Tony Award-winning costume designer Jess Goldstein’s Two River credits include The Ballad of Little Jo and The Importance of Being Earnest. His more than 30 Broadway credits include Newsies: The Musical and Jersey Boys. He will walk the class through the costume design process from the page to the stage by discussing his work on new musicals and classic plays. This workshop will take place in Two River Theater’s Costume Shop!






April 9 - Devising (Creating) Theater with Matt Barbot- For adults and high-school students, limited to 16 participants


Matt Barbot’s play El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom is now enjoying its world premiere in Two River’s Marion Huber Theater. Scene on Stage calls the play “colorful and action-packed…as entertaining as it is important.” Matt will get participants up on their feet and lead them through devised theater processes and other playwriting exercises. 






Save the Dates, artists TBA:

May 7

June 4