Development of the Multi-Skilled Performer

A practical class. This is a workshop based class for those interested in multi-skilled performance and in how performance skills can illuminate new forms of theatre making. Ideally participants should have musical skills and be able to bring an instrument to work with. A lack of instrument would not preclude somebody from participating. It is helpful, but not necessary if students can read music. The course is also open to those interested in directing or other aspects of storytelling. It is also available to music students who are interested in all aspects of performance.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will read at least one play or musical a week, and prepare performance work for weekly presentations.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
For admission, please complete an application below. This course CANNOT be audited.

Other information:
John Doyle received a Tony Award in 2006 for his innovative direction of Sweeney Todd and continues to reinvent musicals, plays and operas around the world. He is the artistic director of Classic Stage Company, where he directed a new revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures in Spring 2017.



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Mondays, 12:30 - 4:20 pm


John Doyle