Masterclass: A Director's Eye in the Theatre

Spotlight Arts, Inc. - The Studio Around the Corner

Monday, October 10, 2016
The Studio Around the Corner 67 Main Street Suite 101 BrewsterNY  10509
Monday, October 10, 2016
The Studio Around the Corner 67 Main Street Suite 101 BrewsterNY  10509

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What's Included

Ever wonder what a director is looking for in an audition? Are you gearing up for an audition for a production and desire insight on how to do the best that you can? This 6 hour master class will cover all basics in how a director operates in a theatre. From being hired to direct a show, to the staging of the actors, to the curtain going up on opening night! Come learn all there is to know about being a director and putting on a show! Parts of the class will include directing others in the class in small scenes, “mock” auditions”, and learning all that you can to understand the audition, casting, rehearsal and production process from “the other side of the table”. Monologues and scenes will be provided, however, having a monologue and 16 bar audition cut memorized is requested for this master class. Bringing materials such as monologues and a song book is also desired. Music and sides will also be provided as well. Space is limited, so sign up today! Richard F. Grasso is a 2012 graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theatre Directing from the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. He has been involved in off-Broadway and regional theaters since his graduation from Michigan. Richard asst. directed the Pittsburgh CLO Summer theatre season in 2012. Richard is very active in the NYC theatre scene, having recently asst. directed the off-broadway musical THE MEMORY SHOW under the direction of Joe Calarco with Transport Group Theatre Co. Richard also served as the theatre director of the Brewster HS Musicals from 2012 - 2014 (How to Succeed, Our Town, Peter Pan) Along with wearing the hats of teacher, director and musical director in this field, Richard is also an active pianist and vocalist and teaches voice, acting and musical instruments throughout the tri-state area.​

About This Organizer

Our mission at Spotlight Arts, Inc. is to empower young individuals with high quality theatre arts education while instilling a development of self-esteem, confidence, social and life skills in a fun and positive learning environment.


We accomplish this mission through:

  • Classes in which students learn the fundamentals of theatre performance, including scene work, monologue work, improvisational techniques, audition preparation, dance/movement and performance.
  • Productions that engage and feature all children and allow them to develop their theatrical talents and craft as well as social, emotional and academic skills.
  • Master classes that further focus on auditioning techniques and performance/theatrical genres such as musical theatre, commercial acting, and Shakespeare, which help enhance and educate the well-rounded young actor.

Organizer Info

  • Spotlight Arts, Inc.

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