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Play-Reading Flagship Series | Fall 20 | Sundays, 8 weeks

Play-Reading Flagship Series | Fall 20 | Sundays, 8 weeks

$ 100.00

Play-Reading Flagship Series

8 Weeks And 8 Plays By Bipoc Playwrights

Sundays, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, 8 weeks

October 4th - November 22nd

Online Course

Tuition: $140 / Add-a-class Rate: $100 (25% off for students enrolled in Fall term)

Enrollment deadline: September 27th

*This rate is considerably reduced, as we feel it important to make this workshop available to as many students as possible. Payment plans are available upon request. We feel that tuition is a necessary component to ensuring the commitment and consistency of the course’s participants. Consider it more of a membership fee than tuition, as the class is not so much taught as it is led. We urge students to keep this in mind when they are considering enrollment. Please keep in mind that students are asked to sign up for their own account on in order to access many of the texts. If not, students are encouraged to order these plays online, as long as they arrive on-time.

This moment in time demands awareness of the experience of people of color in America. Exposure to important playwrights and the worlds they depict serves as a bridge to greater understanding and empowerment of minority communities. We hope this flagship course, and its focus on plays by playwrights of color, will enrich the learning of our actors as they prepare to join the profession with as much knowledge, context, and appreciation for arts and humanity as possible. Through this workshop, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the power art has to impact social change.


In this Sunday night workshop, students will prepare for each session by reading the assigned script. Students will be asked to address questions prompted by the workshop leader. Each week, a new workshop leader will guide the discussion, under the supervision of the course instructor. 2 weeks before the course starts, students will be given their list of plays, all readily available online. All participants are expected to purchase a $9.99/month to, where most of the material is available, (cancelation available at anytime). Workshop leaders will be assigned a specific week and play to take the lead on. The instructor of the course does not lecture on the scripts, but curates the texts, helps to oversee the conversation, adds perspective and practical application to our student’s professional acting pursuits, and overall ensures the successful delivery of this course. Spreading the leadership around the collective helps to each person participating to rise to the occaision of these texts.


Playwrights covered: August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Lynn Nottage, Dominique Morriseau, Charles Fuller, Danai Gurira, David Henry Hwang, Maria Irene Fornes, Luis Valdez, and Ariel Dorfmann


Plays covered:

August Wilson The Piano Lesson

Suzan-Lori Parks Topdog Underdog

Lynn Nottage Ruined

Dominique Morriseau Detroit 67

Charles Fuller A Soldier’s Play

David Henry Hwang M. Butterfly

Maria Irene Fornes The Conduct of Life

Luis Valdez Zoot Suit

Ariel Dorfman Death and the Maiden

Danai Gurira Eclipsed


If you want to do this course and more, opt for one of our Membership Plans to lock in the best value for your training. The more you train, the better you will act. 


Read our Handbook for our full policies:

 As always, there are no returns or transfers. Tuition reserves your spot in class; all classes fill up, so this is the only way to confirm your spot. Tuition is non-refundable nor transferrable, as class is a commitment to yourself, your scene partner, your instructor and the collective. 
 If an installment is purchased, a Recurring Authorization Payment Form will be part of the in person paperwork we will need completed. If you sign up over the phone, the form will be sent to you. Complete the form and turn it in before class starts. Without the form, you will not be officially registered in the class and will not be allowed to start your training until you have done so. A $1 charge will be made in order to ensure method of payment is valid. The value will be returned back to the card after the payment goes through. 
By opting for Installment Plans, you are making a commitment to pay them as scheduled regardless of absences or attrition; it is a legally binding contract. If such a commitment cannot be made, we recommend paying for the course in full or not enrolling. 
All health related absences will be excused, with or without a doctors note. Our nonrefundable tuition policy will stand; however, if you are unable to complete the course due to illness, we are willing to transfer tuition to another class in the following semester. If you are concerned about attending class in person, we will offer online attendance (via video call.) *This attendance policy is temporary, going into effect as of Winter 2020 semester. This policy is subject to change. 
Excused absences may be made up by attending another similar class within 3 months of the absence. No other make-up arrangements or discounts will be offered.

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