Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), the company's professional training school, has announced its Summer 2012 schedule of classes, now open for enrollment.
Courses offered include "The First Draft," "The Rewrite," "Screenwriting," "Lyric Writing," "The Contemporary Monologue," "Auditioning for Contemporary Theater," "Advanced Scene Study: 21st Century Texts," "Acting the Song," "Alexander Technique," and online writing classes in "The First Draft" and "Adaptation."
The ESPA Summer faculty includes writer Brooke Berman (Hunting and Gathering); actor Karen Braga (A Prairie Home Companion); writer Keith Bunin (HBO's "In Treatment", The Busy World is Hushed); writer Kara Lee Corthron (Julius by Design, NBC's "Kings"); writer Cusi Cram (A Lifetime Burning, Showtime's "The Big C"); Tony Award(R)-winning actor Randy Graff (City of Angels, Motherhood Out Loud); Emmy Award-winning writer/actor Judy Gold (The Judy Show, HBO's "At The Multiplex"); director Daniel Goldstein (Godspell on Broadway); composer/lyricist Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days, The Boy Detective Fails); writer Josh Hecht (Wearing Lorca's Bowtie); writer Michele Lowe (String of Pearls, Motherhood Out Loud); writer Rogelio Martinez (Wanamaker's Pursuit); writer Molly Smith Metzler (Elemeno Pea, Close Up Space); writer Winter Miller (In Darfur); writer Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets); writer Julian Sheppard (Buicks, Los Angeles); writer Lucy Thurber (Where We're Born, Ashville); actor Richard Topol (Opus, The Normal Heart); Francine Volpe (The Given); and Primary Stages Literary Manager and Director of ESPA Tessa LaNeve, Associate Artistic Director Michelle Bossy, and Artistic Director Andrew Leynse.
Course enrollment and full course descriptions are available at http://www.primarystages.org/espa.
Primary Stages EINHORN SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS (ESPA) is a multidisciplinary school with departments in acting, writing, and directing. Now in its sixth year, ESPA has refined actors who have been seen on and off-Broadway, developed writers whose work has won awards and received workshops and productions, and served as a professional and artistic home for emerging talent. ESPA is defined by its strong commitment to collaboration through programs such as Detention, a monthly series that partners ESPA writers, actors, directors, and a faculty advisor in the creation of highly original performances. Having provided a home to over 1,600 students, ESPA has become a leader in performing arts education through its excellence in training, collaboration and networking opportunities, and strong professional community. ESPA is open to all artists, in all stages of their careers.