Broadway Teachers Workshop

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Broadway Teachers Workshop (established in 2001) is a professional development program for theater teachers and academic and community theater directors from all over the world. The three-day conference includes multiple workshops, master classes with Broadway artists, and viewings of Broadway shows. The program, run by co-artistic directors Gordon Greenberg and Pam Pariseau, is designed to instruct and inspire teachers and directors of middle school, high school, university, and community theater and arts with new teaching methods, enhanced production skills, and an exchange of ideas with peers and professional Broadway artists.

Participants from the Broadway community[edit]

Classes taught[edit]

  • Master classes with Tony Award winners and nominees including:
    • Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, writing team for Seussical, Ragtime, Once on this Island
    • Kathleen Marshall, director/choreographer of Grease, Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game
    • Jeanine Tesori, composer for Shrek the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change
    • Ken Billington, lighting designer for over 80 Broadway shows, including Chicago, The Drowsey Chaperone, Fiddler on the Roof
    • Stephen Schwartz, composer for Wicked, Pippin, Godspell
    • Joe Stein, author of Fiddler on the Roof
    • Michael Mayer, director of Spring Awakening
    • Alice Ripley, performer in Next to Normal, Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show, Sunset Boulevard, and The Who's Tommy
  • Die Vampires, Die creativity workshop with Title of Show cast member Susan Blackwell
  • Spiderman workshop with musical director Kim Grigsby and associate scenic designer Rob Bissinger
  • Choreography creation for non-dancers
  • Directing techniques
  • Text analysis
  • Makeup
  • Technical Production
  • Stage Combat
  • Fundraising and marketing
  • Guide to career and educational paths from high school to Broadway