Every week you and a different collaborator write and present exercises that highlight various formal and structural aspects of the musical theatre form, from the AABA song to extended musical sequences to short form musicals. After receiving critique and feedback from faculty and peers, you and your collaborator revise your work, experiencing firsthand the importance of the rewrite step.
Year One is all about collaboration, critique, and finding your voice. The curriculum integrates labs, seminars, tutorials, and master classes.
Seminars and content classes cover craft, musical theatre history, source material, structure and storytelling.
Tutorials are small classes that spotlight your chosen discipline (lyrics or music). And since you are all storytellers, everyone will also attend Playwriting Tutorials.
Throughout the year master classes are offered by established directors, choreographers, composers, lyricists, bookwriters, producers and designers.