A major part of learning for students in theatre is becoming familiar with the work and styles of various artists. Because the theatre industry is such a “tight-knit” profession, career networking is of utmost importance for young artists. For these reasons, we offer regular opportunities for students to interact with and observe visiting professional artists in master classes, artist residencies, and performances.
Recent Guests include:
Bill Bowers, mime artist and Broadway actor in THE LION KING, performance of IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING
Liz Warren, storyteller, teacher, and award-winning recording artist; performance of AN EVENING OF IRISH FOLKS TALES.
Allan Barlow, MTSU alumnus and veteran stage actor, performance of his one-man version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Lane Davies, MTSU Theatre alumnus, TV/film and stage actor, performance and residency for ROMEO & JULIET
Master Classes and Workshops
Brian O’Neil, author of ACTING AS A BUSINESS, workshop in CAREER PLANNING STRATEGIES
Nick Roesler, Associate Director of Theatremakers at the National Theatre Institute of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
Ron Hubbard, Film Maker, workshop on ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
Bill Bowers, mime artist, movement specialist, and Broadway actor in THE LION KING, master classes in MIME and MOVEMENT
Anthony Rapp, actor in RENT (stage and film), CAREER DISCUSSION session
Craig Wroe, author of AN ACTOR PREPARES TO LIVE IN NYC, master class on STARTING A CAREER IN NEW YORK