Student Workshops


Open to all Princeton students. No experience required!

Past workshop topics include stage management training, beginners and grad school auditions, digital tools for designers, voice for actors, movement for actors, black acting methods, projection design concepts and practices,  and physical comedy for actors. Workshops are led by acclaimed guest artists including Crystal Dickinson, Mark Feuerstein, Peter Kim, Sharell Luckett, Katharine Powell Roman, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Alex Volckhausen, and many others. RSVP is recommended for each workshop; please be mindful and RSVP if you are truly planning to attend.


Any Friday late afternoon throughout the academic year, come and read your draft of a play, or part of a play, out loud with your fellow students at Living Room Read. To be a part of these intimate and informal events, no matter how much or little experience you may have as a writer, contact


*Workshops that are designated as ‘Masterclasses’ are open for RSVP for all students as observers, but you must apply to participate as a performer.



Mon Feb 10, 2020 · 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Sound Design with Chesney Snow

W104, Wallace Dance Building · Presented by: Program in Theater

Drama Desk Award-winning beatbox artist, Broadway performer, songwriter, and poet Chesney Snow brings his work as beatbox/vocal percussionist and pioneer in American beatbox culture to Princeton with a presentation on sound design using Foley performance gear. Snow's visit is part of the spring "Sound Design" course led by Robert Kaplowitz and Jessica Paz.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Participants will explore the creation and origin of the choreopoem through the lens of beatboxing, hip hop theater, physical movement and, of course, style! Using beatboxing, movement, and spoken word, Drama Desk Award-winning beatbox artist, poet and Broadway performer Chesney Snow and dancer/director/choreographer Rebecca Arends guide participants through a journey of vocal sound, verse, and modern dance to explore the systemic oppression and marginalization.

Seminar Room W331, Wallace Dance Building · Presented by: Department of Comparative LiteratureCampus Conversations on IdentitiesEast West Theater CompanyPrinceton for North Korean Human RightsKorean Language ProgramProgram in Theater

How do you transport twenty-six characters, four languages, and five dialects from a South Korean stage to an American stage? Dayoung Jeong will share some of the hoops that she had to jump through to translate the play Sister Mok-rahn. You will also have a chance to try depicting 'the other' either by translating or playwriting. Please bring your favorite writing utensils and some pieces of paper. Korean literacy may be beneficial but is not mandatory.

Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Director and creator David Bradley leads a workshop on creativity, generating and making it up. This workshop will engage you in bringing stories to life—from personal stories to stories in your community to stories you make up (or a combination of all three). We’ll explore ways movement, storytelling, writing and group creation offer pathways for invention.

Online · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in DanceProgram in Theater

Co-curricular classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester have moved online and are still free and open to all University students, faculty, and staff. Adam Hyndman leads a workshop inspired by Camille A. Brown's choreography from Once On This Island.