Online Classes

All adults over 18 are welcome to join our virtual classes!

Improv in an Instant

Are you feeling overwhelmed by our world and all the Breaking News? Does it feel like your mind needs a vacation? Join us for a weekly dose of laughter, creativity, ensemble-building, and entertainment, where everything is “Yes, and…” and nothing is that serious.

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Stories for 2021

We all have our stories and experiences from 2020, but 2021 is a new year that has yet to be written. Through collaborative discussions and creative writing prompts, students will reflect on their past year while envisioning and crafting new stories for their future. Writers of all skill levels are welcome to participate.  

 

About The Teaching Artist

Josh Tobiessen’s plays have been published by Samuel French and Dramatic Publishing and presented nationally by theaters including The Alliance Theater in Atlanta, The Jungle Theater, and Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, as well as Second Stage Theater, and Crowded Outlet in NYC.  He's has taught playwriting at universities, schools, and theaters across the country.  Visit his website at joshtobiessen.com.

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Special Topics: The Adrienne Kennedy Experience

This class is designed as an introduction to the life and work of American playwright Adrienne Kennedy and is intended to dovetail with the first half of McCarter and Round House Theatre’s virtual play festival: The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence.

The experience of the plays on the page will be paired with their virtual theatrical performances and further supplemented by free panel discussions featuring professional theatre artists whose art and craft have been inspired by Kennedy. Course activities will include reading, journaling, some lecture, special guest artist visits, and lots of discussions.

The Teaching Artist for this class will be Paula Alekson, McCarter's Artistic Engagement Manager.

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Intro to Scene Writing

A compelling play begins with a great scene. In this class, you’ll work with a professional playwright as you craft an engaging scene through writing exercises and group discussions.  As a part of a weekly writing ensemble, you’ll have a chance to hear your work read out loud and receive supportive feedback that will help hone your skills as a playwright and storyteller. Writers of all skill levels are welcome.

About The Teaching Artist

Josh Tobiessen’s plays have been published by Samuel French and Dramatic Publishing and presented nationally by theaters including The Alliance Theater in Atlanta, The Jungle Theater, and Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, as well as Second Stage Theater, and Crowded Outlet in NYC.  He's has taught playwriting at universities, schools, and theaters across the country.  Visit his website at joshtobiessen.com.

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Plays and Performances in Context

This class is designed for theatergoers who are insight seekers eager to take deep dives into dramatic texts and learn about a work’s social, cultural, and historical context, as well as its creative origins and artistic intention—all the while engaging in lively discussion. We will pair published works with recorded or streamed performances that can be accessed virtually. The course will be taught by Paula Alekson, McCarter’s Artistic Engagement Manager.

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Your Next Act

Does the story of your life inspire you? Are there personal or professional goals you want to achieve in your next act? Through a series of writing prompts, storytelling exercises, and interactive discussions, participants will utilize the fundamental tools of playwriting to envision and craft their ultimate life story.

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Characters, Scenes, and Monologues

Do you have a favorite contemporary monologue or classical scene you’ve always wanted to perform? Is there one character in literature you’ve dreamt continuously of playing? Through interactive discussions and readings, ensemble-building activities, and performance, participants will explore and share their most beloved theatre pieces. No previous acting training is required.

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Living Newspaper

Every day we hear stories that fill us with questions and emotions. These stories impact how we live our lives, interact with one another, and view our world. Through guided writing exercises, group reflection, and interactive discussion, participants will capture and share their unique perspectives during this impactful and transitional moment in time.

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Questions?

We've put together a list of frequently asked questions for McCarter Online Classes.

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