Created by the late American Theatre Wing Chairman Isabelle Stevenson, the series, now in its 31st year, presents major theatre personalities discussing their craft. April 29 will boast two seminars. The first, from 11 AM-1 PM, is a "Performance Seminar" that will feature a panel that includes Twentieth Century's Anne Heche, I Am My Own Wife's Jefferson Mays, Sixteen Wounded's Martha Plimpton, A Raisin in the Sun's Phylicia Rashad and The Stendhal Syndrome's Richard Thomas. A second seminar, "Producing New Plays for Broadway," will be held from 2:30-4:30 PM with a panel comprising Michael Hartman, Michael Parva, Michael Rego and Daryl Roth.
A "Production Seminar" about the new Broadway musical Caroline, or Change will be presented May 6, 11 AM-1 PM. That panel will include Hope Clarke, Veanne Cox, Tony Kushner, Tonya Pinkins and Jeanine Tesori.
The "Working in the Theatre" seminars are held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. Due to the popularity of the series, reservations must be made in advance by calling (212) 765-0606, faxing (212) 307-1910 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance to the seminars is free to theatre students, members of theatrical unions and guilds and casts of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. For those unable to attend the discussions, the series is broadcast five times a week on CUNY-TV (Time Warner channel 75 and RCN channel 106).