Judith Blazer and Friends Bring "Artist's Crossing" Performance Workshop to Manhattan

News   Judith Blazer and Friends Bring "Artist's Crossing" Performance Workshop to Manhattan After two successful seasons at Dayton, Ohio's Human Race Theatre, The Artist's Crossing — the series of summer classes for young theatre people — is moving to Manhattan for its third summer intensive.

Master tutors this season include Seth Barrish (co-founder and co-artistic director of The Barrow Group, director of The Tricky Part), Ellen Beckerman (artistic director of Light Box, director of Ajax: 100% Fun), actress-singer Judith Blazer (Titanic, Bernarda Alba), Kathryn Morath (Nick & Nora, The Pirates of Penzance, instructor at AMDA - NYC & L.A. branches) and Sally Vahle (associate professor of voice, speech and acting in the University of North Texas Department of Dance).

The Aug. 4-6 weekend at the Barrow Group Theatre in Manhattan will conclude with an all-star Broadway Panel Discussion with friends of The Artist's Crossing, including Mary Testa (Marie Christine, 42nd Street revival), David Garrison (Wicked, "Married With Children"), Mary Mitchell Campbell (musical director and orchestrator for Broadway-bound Company), Martin Moran (Spamalot, author of The Tricky Part). Other industry guests and master tutors will be announced shortly.

Founded in 2003, by Judith Blazer (artistic director), Joseph Bates (director of education) and Landon Scott Heimbach (executive director), The Artist's Crossing is a not-for-profit organization "dedicated to the mentoring of young talent by bringing together a diverse group of seasoned artists to guide and instruct young performers." Through workshops, one-on-one lessons, and master classes, The Artist's Crossing "serves as a springboard for the creation of new works as well."

The program welcomes 20 young participants to a weekend that will include advanced acting and voice classes, career consultations and more.

For audition or application information, visit www.artistscrossing.com.