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

Lewis Center theater lecturer and professional actor Mark Nelson offers one-on-one coaching for theater or music theater certificate students. Whether you want to audition for an MFA acting program or a show on campus, or just want to grow as an actor, these sessions will help you choose, explore, and inhabit a monologue that works for you. Sign up for a 50-minute meeting through Joe Fonseca at, on Thursdays at 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. up to three times in the semester. Please bring at least one monologue from a play or book, 2 to 4 minutes long. Once you have signed up for a slot, please email Mark Nelson at to let him know what you’d like to work on.


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



Tue Jan 7, 2020 · 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Arranging Music for Dance

Roberts Dance Studio · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

When a new musical calls for dance, choreographers work with dance arrangers — the people who craft the music for dance sequences — to create wholly original material, much of which can come to define how the story is told. Join music director Andrea Grody ‘11 (The Band’s Visit, Tootsie) and choreographer Barry Busby (Tootsie, Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas) to create a brand-new dance arrangement in real time and to learn more about this unsung phase of the musical theatre development process.