Masterclasses and community conversations
Masterclasses give Spotlight schools the opportunity to supplement and enhance their own theater curriculum by gaining insights and inspiration from local and touring theater professionals. Topics include audition technique, singing technique, movement, orchestra, technical theater, dance and more.
Community Conversations provide educators and students from all backgrounds a safe space to discuss, explore and reflect on topics and issues high school theatre communities face across the state of Minnesota.
- Student Opportunities
- Director Opportunities
- Spotlight Education 2021 Fall Calendar
- Spotlight Education Masterclass Information
Stay tuned for any upcoming director opportunities 2021-2022!
Fall 2021 event calendar coming soon!
Broadway masterclass series (touring cast/productions)
The Broadway masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from current Broadway touring performers.
Spotlight masterclasses (tech, orchestra, local artists)
The Spotlight masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from local Twin Cities theater professionals a wide variety of areas. Some examples include:
- Audition techniques masterclass
- Theater resume and reel building masterclass
- Triple Threat masterclass
- Technical student masterclass
- Orchestra student masterclass
Theater partnership series (Latte Da, Theatre La Homme’ Dieu)
The Spotlight theatre partnership masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with local theater companies across the state of Minnesota. Currently, Spotlight Education partners with the following organizations:
- Theater Latté Da
- Mill City Summer Opera
- Theatre L’Homme Dieu
NEWS masterclass series
The NEWS masterclass series brings educational skill building opportunities to students and programs in Greater Minnesota where access to professional theater is experiences is limited. Spotlight Education brings masterclasses in areas of performance, technical, and/or educational theater to schools outside of the Twin Cities Metro area. Spotlight Education chooses a “host school” to bring the masterclasses and then invites students from surrounding Spotlight schools to the event. Spotlight works with the host school to decide specific masterclass topics, and then brings professional teaching artists to lead the sessions. If your school is interested in hosting a NEWS masterclass for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Spotlight Education at SpotlightEducation@HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Beyond Broadway series (touring musicians, comedians, etc.)
The beyond Broadway masterclass series gives students the opportunity to engage with and learn from current touring performers in areas other than Broadway, including comedy, concerts and more.