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.

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

Questions? Contact Nabra Nelson, Director of Arts Engagement

Upcoming Masterclasses

Defining & Redefining Classics 

Date: Monday, December 7 from 5-6:30 p.m. PT

Teaching Artist: Porscha Shaw

Platform: Zoom (link to be sent shortly after registration) 

When you think of "the classics" what do you picture? The idea of a "classic play" generally includes an overwhelming majority of white male writers. These works can be isolating, especially for BIPOC writers, performers, and audience members, whose stories rarely receive that revered distinction. To address this, and to understand and change perceptions of what it means to be a "classic" piece of theatrical storytelling, participants will identify, define, and redefine "the classics" alongside actor Porscha Shaw. During this time of tremendous change, this interactive, discussion-based masterclass is a step towards shaking up the status quo and re-defining the classics through the lens of a seasoned performer.



Meet the Teaching Artists

Upcoming Masterclasses

Porscha Shaw

Teaching Artist: Defining & Redefining Classics

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