The UF School of Theatre and Dance invites business Gators with an interest in the financial aspect of theater to attend Master Class sessions hosted by some of Broadway’s most prestigious individuals, such as Monica Raymund, Neil Patrick Harris, and more.
The workshops will be hosted throughout the Summer A 2015 term, and are as follows:
Tuesday, May 19, 9:30-10:45 a.m., McGuire Pavilion, G-10 Studio
HOW TO CREATE/GENERATE YOUR OWN WORK
Master class/discussion with JACOB HARVEY and MONICA RAYMUND
This comes in many forms including, starting a theatre company, joining a theatre company, producing a single show, writing a solo or cabaret show, writing a web series, creating short features, and more.
Monica Raymund is an accomplished actress, producer, philanthropist, and teacher as well as a co-founder of STERLING FEATURES, and founder/CEO of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, LLC.
Jacob Harvey is an award-winning director/producer. He recently completed the Bret C. Harte Director/Producer Fellowship for Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s 2013/14 Season, under Artistic Director Tony Taccone.
Wednesday, May 20, 7:30-8:45 p.m., McGuire Pavilion, G-10 Studio
MAKING DRAMA SING
A workshop with VOLLEYGIRLS playwrights ROB ACKERMAN and SAM FORMAN and composer ELI BOLIN
We’ll choose actors from among the group to cold-read newly-minted scenes, then start the scenes again from the top with Eli adding musical underscoring and showing how dialogue, conflict and feelings can lead into songs.
Rob Ackerman’s co-created (with Beau Willimon) the Civil War era television pilot Hickory Hill for AMC and is currently a staff writer for Netflix’ hit TV show, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey.
Eli Bolin is a composer for television and theater based in NYC, Eli has been writing music for SESAME STREET since 2010, where his songs have included Cookie Monster’s “Me Am What Me Am” and two episodes of ELMO: THE MUSICAL.
Thursday, May 21, 9:30-10:45 a.m., McGuire Pavilion, G-10 Studio
WHAT DOES A BROADWAY PRODUCER DO?
A panel with MARK JOHANNES, AMY DANIS, and JOHN PINCKARD
Amy Danis & Mark Johannes founded MARS Theatricals in 1999, in order to produce and invest in new plays and musicals.
John Arthur Pinckard is a two time Tony Award winning Broadway producer, currently represented on Broadway by the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winning best musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which he helped shepherd to Broadway.
Tuesday, June 2, 7:45-9:00 p.m., McGuire Pavilion, G-10 Studio
Master class with NEIL PATRICK STEWART
Neil Patrick Stewart: Neil recently directed the world premiere of Christian Durso’s Shiner for the IAMA Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and his L.A. production of The Elephant Man for the non-profit Mechanicals Theatre Group earned four coveted Ovation Award nominations, including best direction of a play, and best production.
Wednesday, June 10, 9:30-10:45 a.m., McGuire Pavilion, G-10 Studio
FINANCIAL FREEDOM IS SEXY
Master class with SUZANNE GILAD
Author and financial coach Suzanne Gilad presents a master class on how to dramatically improve your marketing mindset.
Thursday, June 11, 9:30-10:45 a.m., McGuire Pavilion, G-10 Studio
A presentation by DAVID CARPENTER (and JOHN PINCKARD, tentative)
How Broadway shows are financially structured and how (and most importantly who) makes money in commercial theatre.
David Carpenter: Currently: Doctor Zhivago (Broadway), Cagney (The York). David was the Associate Producer for Hands on a Hardbody (Broadway) and I Love Lucy: Live on Stage (Chicago, National Tour).