Applications due December 16!
Every Wednesday in February, from 3:30pm-5:00pm
Harvey Theater Lobby
For graduate students and young theater professionals, by application only.
All participants will receive one ticket for the Feb 1 performance of Richard III.
A series of five workshops with BAM’s extraordinary production crew and select members of the creative team behind the Bridge Project’s Richard III, the Backstage Seminar gives an in-depth, hands-on look at how a play gets mounted on stage, from set building to lighting and sound design to touring, and more. Each session will conclude with a Q&A.
BAM Production Manager Neil Kutner and BAM Production Supervisor Audrey Hoo will be leading each session. Guest speakers from BAM include Executive Producer, Joseph Melillo on February 1; Executive Vice President, Alice Bernstein on February 1; Project Line Producer, Nick Schwartz-Hall on February 29; joined by The Bridge Project Associate Director, Composer, Musical Coordinator and Director, Stage Manager, and more to be announced. Each session will conclude with a Q&A.
Price: $150, includes cost of a ticket to Richard III, five workshops, and workshop materials.
Click here to download an application. Please email completed application by December 16th.
Session # 1: Overview with Executive Producer Joe Melillo and Executive VP Alice Bernstein
Learn about how the Bridge Project was conceived and taken from an idea to completion. This session includes a tour of the stage at the BAM Harvey Theater.
Session # 2: Set Design/Scenery
Using images, including photographs and plans of Bridge Project productions, participants will examine the evolution and development of the show to understand how the set was brought to life.
Session # 3: Lighting/Sound/Music Composition
While looking at drawings and schematics of the light plot and sound design, lighting and sound designers will discuss how to create a design based on a director’s vision.
Session # 4: Stage Management & Costumes
Looking at challenges of stage management for a transatlantic partnership, stage managers will explain their roles in the production. The session will also include a look at costume designs with sketches and tracking sheets from costumes used in the production.
Session #5: Touring
The final session addresses how the production is designed to tour as a global project. This session will include a look at tour schedules, how to identify tour partners, and navigating contract negotiations.