On select Mondays at 5 p.m. PT, artists from previous Seattle Rep productions will offer masterclasses on a variety of topics. Learn about the artistic process and get an interactive, behind-the-scenes experience led by professional theater artists from across the nation. 

Masterclass Mondays are open to artists and non-artistsall levels of experience are welcome. Ages 15+ recommended, but younger participants can join with parental supervision. All Masterclass Mondays will be closed captioned.

Registration is required. Tickets are free (with a suggested donation of $10).

Questions? Contact Nabra Nelson, Director of Arts Engagement

Upcoming Masterclasses

Anti-Racist Directing: Reformatting Power in the Rehearsal Room

Back by popular demand!

Date: May 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. PT
Teaching Artist: Taibi Magar
Platform: Zoom

Director Taibi Magar, who is a part of Seattle Rep’s New Directions commissioning program, will examine power dynamics in the rehearsal room from the perspective of a director. This position, which is the helm of a theatrical project, sets the tone for the rehearsal process and has the capability to cause, perpetuate, prevent, or repair harm. Magar will explain why having an anti-racist ethos is important, share ways that she has seen harm caused in the rehearsal room, and answer your questions about her directing philosophy and how you can apply it in your life and art. Participants will leave with tools to repair harm as a director and foster healthy collaboration. The workshop is intended for anyone with an interest in directing as a field or a practice – no experience required!

Class Outline:

  • 5 min – Introduction to the class
  • 15 min – Discussion of the nature of power inside the rehearsal room
  • 10 min – Ways that harm occurs inside the rehearsal room
  • 20 min – Harm-repair inside the capacity of a director
  • 30 min – Q&A


Artivism: Doing the Work

Date: June 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. PT
Teaching Artist: Christin Byrdsong
Platform: Zoom

Have you taken a breath today? If not, we invite you to do so now. If you have, take another. "Artivism: Doing the Work" will discuss the meeting of Artistry and Activism using Christin Byrdsong's experience as a performer who is black and queer, and combining that with his work as a social activist and a Diversity Consultant. This workshop requires honesty, vulnerability, and a desire for knowledge. The only way forward is through. 



Meet the Teaching Artists

Taibi Magar

Teaching Artist, "Anti-Racist Directing: Reformatting Power in the Rehearsal Room"

Christin Byrdsong

Teaching Artist, "Artivism: Doing the Work"

Past Classes & Artists

Writing Your Theatrical Ghost Stories

with Courtney Meaker

Anti-Racist Directing: Reformatting Power in the Rehearsal Room

with Taibi Magar

Defining & Redefining Classics

with Porscha Shaw

Playwriting Within Communities

with Elizabeth Heffron

Stage Management

with Stina Lotti


with Nephelie Andonyadis


with William Carlos Angulo

Design & Collaboration: Indecent

with L.B. Morse and Robert J. Aguilar


with Desdemona Chiang

Pictured: Christin Byrdsong and Carrie Compere in Shout Sister Shout! (2019). Photo by Bronwen Houck.