First Monday Masters

Two River Theater hosts a series of master classes called First Monday Masters, led by some of the marvelous artists who are involved in our season. Some master classes are for high-school students, some for adults and some are for mixed ages. Classes are taught by actors, directors, playwrights and designers—great artists who are excited to share their visions and work with students and lifelong learners. Last season’s workshops covered a range of topics including Costume Design with Karen Perry, Adapting Shakespeare with director Sara Holdren, Stage Combat with UnkleDave’s Fight-House, Creating Personal Narrative with Theo playwright Martin Moran, and everything under the sun in The World According to Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Teachers can use our two-hour First Monday Masters classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening. We do accept Purchase Orders for these classes; please contact the box office to make arrangements if using a school Purchase Order for payment.

Monday, Nov 18 |  6:00 PM–8:00 PM  |  $40—Adults and High School Juniors/Seniors 

An immersive exploration into the art of storytelling using the lens and style of Hip Hop Theatre through lyrical beatboxing and physical storytelling. Two River audiences will remember Chesney’s incredible beatboxing as the Vocal Foley artist in last season’s Oo-Bla-Dee. Chesney Snow is a Drama Desk award-winning New York City based theatre artist known for originating the role of Boxman in the off-Broadway and Broadway productions of the a cappella musical In Transit. Snow has taught workshops and master classes at Yale University, Harvard University, Juilliard School, and New York University, to name a few. He blends the worlds of beatboxing, hip hop, and oral storytelling exploring both the physical, poetic, sonic elements of each.