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Have you ever wondered what happens inside a professional rehearsal room? How does a director interact with actors, and how do actors take a text and interpret it to make strong and compelling choices? Get inside access like never before as you join master teacher José Carrasquillo, Director of Artistic Programming at Ford’s Theatre, and a professional actor in rehearsal for Lee Blessing’s quirky and funning Chesapeake. Each session will feature a presentation on an aspect of the rehearsal process, followed by a rehearsal for you to observe, with time for your questions as the team unpacks the play. Get a true “behind the scenes” view of theater-making in this raw, unfiltered, and one-of-a-kind class for all theater lovers. In the words of a former participant, this class is, “an unforgettable experience, beautifully executed!”

Students need not be available during the assigned class times—a video of each class will be available for on-demand viewing by registered class participants, though some interactive opportunities will not be available.

Please note: This class is primarily a lecture/demonstration class, and less participatory than other Theater J courses. Script purchase is required.