$90, $75 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 12 students.

Online classes: Mondays, January 25 and February 1, 8 at 4pm EST (sessions will run for 1.5 hours)

Students will meet via Zoom.

(Students will meet online January 25-February 8, 4-5:30pm)

(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Upon signing up for this class, you will automatically receive a welcome letter from the teacher + instructions on getting started. Please check your inbox and your spam folder. If you don’t receive the welcome letter, please email elena@tskw.org.

An examination of three seminal works of theatre, explored through both a socio-cultural and socio-political lens, that departed from traditional structure by introducing innovations in the craft of libretto, music & lyrics. Each work examines the sexual lives of its principal characters using the conventions of musical theatre to edify, educate and entertain. Methodology includes reading and streaming content in advance of each class.

Cabaret (1966) Based on the play “I Am a Camera” by John Van Druten, and the play’s source, “Goodbye to Berlin”” by Christopher Isherwood. Book by Joe Masteroff, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Screenplay for film by Jay Presson Allen

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (1998) Book, Music & Lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask

Fun Home
Fun Home (2013) Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron, Music by Jeanine Tesori

sponsored by Rent Key West Vacations

Stephen Kitskaos draws from a wealth of theatre experience, having served on the Theatre Arts Faculty at SUNY New Paltz from 1999-2013, where he taught undergraduate theatre studies and performance and directed many plays. He is also an opera librettist and writer.

Tech Housekeeping

1. Please sign up for a free Zoom account before your first session and familiarize yourself with how to join a meeting.

2. You will receive a link to join the meeting in your automatic email receipt upon signing up for this class and a reminder 15 minutes before the session.

3. Assignment information will be accessed via your Class Blackboard. Link and access information will be sent to you in your automatic email receipt upon signing up for this class.

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