Master Classes

The Governor's School for the Arts Department of Theatre offers many exciting master classes taught by professional theatre artists throughout the year. Some remain in residence with us for nine weeks or more. Some visiting artists have included. . .

Woodie King, Jr. (Obie Award Winner) from the New Federal Theatre Project in New York.

Elaine Bromka Gutherie Master Class

Patrick Sutton is Director of the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. After training in England, Mr. Sutton worked in the United Kingdom and France as an actor. In 1987 he began working with Joe Dowling (now Artistic Director at the Gutherie Theatre in Minneapolis) at the Gaiety School and took over as director when Mr. Dowling went to Minneapolis. Mr. Sutton is an accomplished director, writer and acting teacher in Ireland. His plays have been performed in Ireland, England, Europe and the United States. He is currently a speech writer for the Prime Minister of Ireland as well. He conducted two days of master classes with the Theatre department focusing on the "actor's presence" and critiqing monologues and scenes prepared by the students.

Glenn Alterman (Acting) from the Glenn Alterman Acting Studio in New York.
Randy Strawderman (Acting, Directing- Randy co-wrote Red Hot and Cole, Ella and Her Fella Frank, and the stage adaptation of The Red Badge of Courage).
David Doersch (Stage Combat) from the College of William and Mary.
Gerry Leheay (Scenic Design) from Florida State University.
E.T.C. (Stage Lighting Company)
Clay McLeod Chapman (New York actor and writer of Rest Area)
Oggie Hristov (European Mime) from Bulgaria.
Jason Sawyer (Improvisation) from Improv Olympic in Chicago
Douglas Hudson (Authentic Movement) from San Francisco.
Casts of Streetcar Named Desire and Blues in the Night from the Virginia Stage Company.

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