Workshops & Intensives

Fall 2020 FREE Workshops

Live Arts Master Class with IN THE HEIGHTS Director Rebecca Aparicio + ITH Cast & Crew Reunion
Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2020
1pm to 2pm on Zoom

Please fill out this form by midnight on Friday, September 18th, 2020 to indicate your interest in attending a Live Arts Master Class with IN THE HEIGHTS Director Rebecca Aparicio and an IN THE HEIGHTS cast and crew roundtable conversation!

The Directing Master Class will be a presentation by Rebecca and conversation with Live Arts Education Director Miller Susen about Rebecca’s experience, strategies, takeaways, and recommendations for working as a director in the online space. This portion of the Zoom meeting will last from 1pm to 1:25pm.

The roundtable conversation with IN THE HEIGHTS cast and crew will be moderated by Miller and will consist of anecdotes, reminiscences, and behind-the-scenes information about the group experience of being involved in our Summer 2020 virtual production. Your questions for Rebecca and the group can be dropped into the chat box in real time and we will get to as many as possible. This portion of the Zoom meeting will last from 1:30pm to 2pm.

A Zoom link will be shared with registered participants on Saturday, September 19th.

Live Arts Digital Production Master Class with Shannon Montague
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
4pm to 5pm on Zoom

Are you working to conceptualize an online event or presentation, theatrical or professional? Did you wonder at the wizardry that powered Live Arts’ 30in30 series and Summer 2020 virtual production of IN THE HEIGHTS? Join Shannon Montague in conversation with Live Arts Education Director Miller Susen for a Master Class on digital editing, production, and stage/event management. Shannon is the Director of Professional Development at the VA Association of Independent Schools, as well as a longtime Live Arts board member and volunteer. Shannon served as a Digital Stage Manager for 30in30, and the Director of Technology (and Dramaturg!) for the Live Arts Summer 2020 production of IN THE HEIGHTS.

Please fill out this form by midnight on Friday, September 25th, 2020 to indicate your interest in attending a Master Class in Digital Production with Shannon Montague. Questions will be collected beforehand to inform the presentation, and additionally accepted live via submission in the Zoom chat and answered as time allows. A Zoom link will be shared with registered participants on Saturday, September 26th.

Teaching Virtual Theater: A Conversation with Summer @ Live Arts 2020 Teaching Artists
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
4pm to 5pm on Zoom

Did you know that in Summer 2020 Live Arts ran a variety of full-day summer camp programming for ages 4 to 17 for ten weeks entirely on Zoom? In this session summer teaching artists will talk with Education Director Miller Susen about their strategies, insights, and recommendations for working with youth of a variety of ages to produce a variety of online theatrical performances. Since many of these artists are also working in the online space this Fall, they will be able to provide real-time updates of what techniques from summer continue to be useful to them and how they’ve progressed. We will collect your questions via the form below before the session, and take live inquiries and comments during the event.

Please fill out this form by midnight on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 to indicate your interest in attending the Live Arts Teaching Virtual Theater Conversation. A Zoom link will be shared with registered participants on Saturday, October 3rd.

All three of these sessions will be recorded and posted as links on the Live Arts website, so join us live or watch at your convenience! These programs are provided free to the Charlottesville community. 

Questions about these workshops of any of Live Arts’ Educational programming can be directed to Education Director Miller Susen at miller@livearts.org.