Master Class

The Master Class program is an opportunity for parents to participate in classes taught by members of our dynamic MA faculty. Each year, our aim is to bring you teachers from across the disciplines for an evening of learning and fun. After attending Master Class, past participants have been overheard saying that they would love to return to high school!

Our programs begin with an informal gathering at 6:45 p.m., followed by the class which runs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Look for announcements of these events in This Week at MA (TW@MA). In the meantime, please mark your calendar with the dates of the year's planned Master Class evenings. Further exciting details will follow!

Upcoming Master Class

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  • MAPA Master Class with Annie Elias

    "Don’t Be Prepared!”

    Thursday, October 4 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in the Performing Arts Center
    If you are afraid of improvisation, associating it with having to be funny and clever, this workshop is a gentle, non-threatening introduction to improvisation through theater games that are applicable to all creative endeavors, whether in the arts or other aspects for life.  The workshop will explore spontaneity, imagination, and other topics through fun group exercises. Remember - you’re always improvising; it’s our natural state!
    Annie Elias has been teaching theater and directing at MA since 2000.  She took her first theater class at age 27, a theater games workshop in a Vermont town hall.  The class changed her life and she’s been teaching and practicing theater games ever since.  Annie holds a BA in English and Art History from Mills College and studied dramaturgy at the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Studies in Cambridge, MA. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and Ensemble Studio Theater/Sloan Foundation Science and Technology grant for her original adaptation of Einstein’s Dreams. She has studied directing, writing and acting with a number of outstanding theater artists, including David Esbjornson (directing) and Ken Prestininzi (playwriting). Annie has a special interest in documentary theater and is reprising her original 2012 documentary theater piece “Tenderloin” this January at the Cutting Ball Theater.
    Light refreshments will be available in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center at 6:45 p.m.; class begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box.
    Room: the Black Box, first door on the right in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center
    Maximum Number of Participants: 16
  • Winter Master Class TBD

    Sanjai Moses: Human Development for Adults

Save these dates for MAPA Master Class 2018-2019!

Fall: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Winter: TBD early 2019
Spring: Thursday, April 18, 2019

RSVP for Master Class with Annie Elias

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