In Play: The Hows and Whys of Reading a Script
Taught by Johanna Gruenhut and Chad Kinsman

Johanna Gruenhut
Chad Kinsman

Mondays, 6:30pm to 8:00pm (ET)
May 2 to May 30, 2022 | 5 Sessions
Makeup Date: June 2
Price: $169 | $149 for Theater J Subscribers and Angel Donors
Registration Closed April 25 at Noon

Nearly every show you’ve ever seen started with a script and a director pulling it apart. Join Theater J’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of Patron Experience, both experienced dramaturgs and teachers, in an intimate play-reading class examining the plays and musicals in Theater J’s 2022-2023 season. Each week, we’ll learn a different way directors and dramaturgs get under the hood of a piece of theater—such as Aristotle’s Poetics and Brecht’s radical reformation—and then apply that methodology to a specific show to explore how and why it works. Designed to inspire great questions, this fully participatory class promises to give you multiple ways to consider the path from page to stage, as well as provide an in-depth look at Theater J’s upcoming season.

Please note: Script purchases may be required. All class meetings are on Zoom.