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

Staying Polished: Best Practices for Performers Stuck at Home

Date: November 1 from 5-6:30 p.m. PT
Teaching Artist:
Shaunyce Omar
Platform: Zoom

As performers begin to take the stage again, with in-person, virtual, and hybrid shows, we all need some help sprucing up our bodies and voice again. Local actor Shaunyce Omar (As You Like It, Nina Simone: Four Women) will share her best practices for maintaining your instrument at home, whether you are a singer, actor, or public speaker. This workshop is open to people of all levels, no previous experience necessary.



Meet the Teaching Artist

Shaunyce Omar

"Staying Polished: Best Practices for Performers Stuck at Home"

Past Classes & Artists

The Journey of an Artist

with Kenajuan Bentley

Artivism: Doing the Work

with Christin Byrdsong

Anti-Racist Directing: Reformatting Power in the Rehearsal Room

with Taibi Magar

Writing Your Theatrical Ghost Stories

with Courtney Meaker

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


Resource List for "Artivism: Doing the Work" with Christin Byrdsong


  • 13th on Netflix
  • When They See Us
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  • Back to Natural
  • The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
  • LA 92
  • For the Bible Tells Me So

Racism in Music Education



  • The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
  • The Power of Black Music




Jane Elliot



  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race
  • Angela Davis, Women, Race, & Class
  • Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
  • Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism
  • Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Anti-Racist
  • Isabel Wilkerson, Caste

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