GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASS
Open to age 14 and up
The Guest Artist Masterclass series helps inspire young artists and build self-confidence. The Student will attend a 2 Day intensive. Each performing student will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the Guest Artist and see them perform in their discipline. A Q&A session will follow each performance where students are encouraged to ask questions about creative industries and the artist's own personal experiences.
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Date: October 20th, 2018
$220 to Perform ($190 before September 15th, 2018)
- Each student will present a song of their choice for the Guest Artist and be coached during the Master Class. The Guest Artist will also discuss suitability of the repertoire selected, review vocal production, posture, stage presence, demeanour and offer a constructive critique providing the student with tools to improve their performance skills. The student will be able to watch others enrolled in the class take direction from the artist. After the completion of the Master Class, the student will have the opportunity to view the Guest Artist perform.
$50 to Audit
- To Audit the class, you are able to ask questions to the Guest Artist and watch others be coached. After the completion of the Master Class, the auditors will have the opportunity to watch the Guest Artist perform.
OCTOBER 20th, 2018
ANNE L NATHAN
Anne L. Nathan most recently appeared in Sundown, Yellow Moon, a coproduction with Ars Nova and The WP, playing the role of Jean. Broadway productions include It Shoulda Been You,playing the roles of Aunt Sheila and Mimsy, Once, playing the role of Baruska, the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Sunday In The Park with George playing Nurse, Mrs. and Harriet, Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago, Emma Goldman in Assassins, and the original companies of Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery) and Ragtime.
Off-Broadway she has played Pedant in the all female production of The Taming Of The Shrew at the Delacourte, Marthe in the Encores! production of Music In The Air, Aunt Eva in Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show at The Public Theater, Arthur Kopit's Wings at 2ST and Swingtime Canteen. She has toured with the national companies of Chicago(Carbonell Award), Les Miserables and Aspects of Love.
Anne’s recent regional credits include Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol at The McCarter Theater, Golde in Fiddler On The Roof at The MUNY, Mother in the world premiere musical A Christmas Story and Lucienne in A Flea In Her Ear, both at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. She has played Charlotte in Falsettos at both George Street Playhouse and The Huntington Theatre Company. Other regional credits include productions at ART, La Jolla Playhouse, Barrington Stage Company and Asolo Theatre Company.
Katie is an operatically trained soprano who performed the role of Christine Daae in Phantom Of The Opera throughout North America for over 700 shows, including playing Christine in two episodes of The Late Late Show. She continues to perform regularly in Phantom on Broadway. Regional: The MUNY, Fireside, Liederkrantz Opera. She is a winner of the Lys Symonette award in the Lotte Lenya Competition.
FROM THE ARTIST
"I believe that actors should be humans who notice the world around them. So much of being a good singing actor (outside of having a strong vocal technique) is noticing, listening, and letting go of negative self talk. Throughout my years of training and experience, I have picked up tools along the way in order to achieve these important skills. It is my joy to share these tools with my students so that they can simply tell good stories and do important creative work that has the power to change the world." ~ Katie Travis
Is known for his portrayal in such role as Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar), Joseph (Joseph and TATDC) and most recently as Che (Evita)
From the Artist
"My philosophy on teaching and mentoring is to create a strong foundation for self-discovery and sparking a desire to better one's performance style, technique, and emotional transparency. How to tell a story with phrasing. How to allow your character or song to become more important than personal ego. And finding the balance between those worlds. I want people to be proud of their personal improvement and not compare themselves. Enjoying the process and having fun exploring the possibilities. How do we find that authenticity? That’s what makes me passionate as a mentor and lifelong student."
~ Christoper Ning