How to Watch a Play
Taught by Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr
Wednesdays, April 7 – April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (US ET) | 4 Sessions
What does a theater professional “see” when they watch a play? Deepen and enrich your experience of the live theater with the techniques and approaches that theater professionals use. From evaluating a production’s concept to unpacking the staging choices, develop your theater reviewer’s “toolkit” in lively group discussions. “How to Watch a Play” is Theater J’s most popular class for theater lovers, now offered free for the Public Library community. Students will view recorded productions from the DC Public Library’s collection before each class and then unpack them as a group under the guidance of Theater J’s Artistic Director.
Please note: this is a participatory discussion-based class, and homework will be assigned. Each class will build upon the previous week’s lecture, attendance for the entire series is strongly encouraged.