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This year’s theme:

Expand your global theater knowledge

  • In other words, learn about the facets of theater you don’t know enough about.
  • All courses will be over Zoom. Each session will conclude with a Q+A where the attendees will be encouraged to ask questions in the chat. Each class will be recorded, and the recording will be available for 1 week following the class, so you can join the course live or watch it later at your convenience! There will be live transcription available for the live sessions, and the recordings will be captioned.

Single Class Ticket: $10

Attend All Classes with the All-Access Pass: $40

If you’re having any ticketing issues, email ticketing@shenycarts.org.

If you bought tickets:

You’ll get an email the day of the class with the Zoom link. The email will come from ticketing@shenycarts.org (check your spam if you don’t see it!)

About The Courses

Theater influencer Kaisha Huguley teaches Digital Marketing for Creatives.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

6:30PM Eastern Time / 3:30 Pacific

DIGITAL MARKETING FOR CREATIVES with Kaisha Creates

Theater Influencer Kaisha Huguley’s motto is No Artist Should Have to Starve. If that sounds like magic to you, you’re in the right place!

Let’s demystify what you can and should do to promote yourself as a performer or artist digitally. And even better — find out how to make supplemental income through your social media! Kaisha, AKA @KaishaCreates on TikTok/Instagram, gives her expert tips and best practices for digital marketing for creatives in this course.

She NYC Master Electrician Lillian Hilmes teaches the basics of lighting.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

7:00PM Eastern Time / 4:00 Pacific

THE BASICS OF LIGHTING with Master Electrician Lillian Hilmes

Never feel lost when it comes to lighting again. In this course, SheNYC’s Master Electrician Lillian Hilmes will go through different types of lights and how they’re used, which leads us into how designers create colors or moods onstage.

Then, get load-in ready by learning to read a plot and other lighting paperwork.

Intro to General Management with Shira Wolf

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

7:00PM Eastern Time / 4:00 Pacific

INTRO TO GENERAL MANAGEMENT with Shira Wolf

What is a GM, and what role do they play in relation to the creative team of a show?

In this course, get an understanding of what a General Manager’s role is, including a basic overview of how you budget a production, commonly-used contracts in theater productions, and how all this interacts with the various unions in the entertainment industry.

Leave this course not only knowing more about what a GM does, but also how the skills a GM uses can help you in your own theater productions.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

7:00PM Eastern Time / 4:00 Pacific

INTRO TO CHOREOGRAPHY with Rosie Corr

Are you a writer, composer, director, or other creative who feels like dance is a foreign language? Or are you interested in getting started as a choreographer yourself?

This course covers the basics of choreography, including terminology, what recording choreography on paper looks like, and good consent-based practices for a dance rehearsal room.

Then, dig into how choreographers use movement to interpret or expand the story of a show. What do choreographers look for when they’re reading a script or listening to demos for a musical? How can writers, composers, and directors better communicate and work with choreographers while developing their new pieces?

Tosin Obufolabi teaches intro to sound design

MONDAY, APRIL 22

7:00PM Eastern Time / 4:00 Pacific

INTRO TO SOUND DESIGN with Tosin Obufolabi

What’s a sound designer’s artistic process when creating the soundscape for a show?

In this introductory course meant for non-sound designers or those interested in getting started as a Sound Designer, learn from Tosin Obufolabi how to make your show’s soundscape a reality with the basics of how to use QLab, tips on how to find or create commonly-needed sounds, and more.