Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts' Fall 2012 Classes Open for Enrollment

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts' Fall 2012 Classes Open for Enrollment

Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), the company's professional training school, has announced its Fall 2012 schedule of classes now open for enrollment. ESPA will offer new classes including Comedy Writing, Advanced Libretto and Lyric Writing and Dialects 2: Russian. ESPA will also be offering two new workshops: Writing for TV: Making the Transition from Stage to Screen and The Pilot. Additionally, Tanya Barfield, whose show The Call is part of Primary Stages mainstage 2012-2013 season, will be teaching a special workshop, Finding Your First Draft.

New instructors Joshua Allen, Leslye Headland and Kate Moira Ryan will join returning faculty members Kelly AuCoin, Tanya Barfield, Karen Braga, Bekah Brunstetter, Keith Bunin, Cusi Cram, Jane Guyer Fujita, Jackson Gay, Judy Gold, Daniel Goldstein, Randy Graff, Adam Gwon, Josh Hecht, Kait Kerrigan, Michael Larsen, Cynthia Mace, Cheri Magid, Rogelio Martinez, Molly Smith Metzler, Winter Miller, Lisa Rothe, Edwin Sanchez, Julian Sheppard, Caridad Svich, Daniel Talbott, Richard Topol, Ken Urban, and Primary Stages Associate Artistic Director Michelle Bossy and Artistic Director Andrew Leynse.

Now in its sixth year, ESPA offers classes in acting, writing, and directing taught by a faculty of established artists from all corners of the theater industry. In addition to receiving the highest caliber of artistic education, ESPA students have access to a supportive network of artistic peers, frequent collaborative opportunities, and countless other resources afforded to them by Primary Stages, now in its 28th season producing new works Off-Broadway.

Each session at ESPA offers five- to ten-week classes and weekend workshops, as well as specialty Master Classes with celebrated guest artists who have made profound contributions to the fields of acting, playwriting, and directing. Past Master Class instructors have included Danny Burstein, Charles Busch, Michael Greif, and Judith Light.

Detention, ESPA's monthly performance series, will continue this fall with original theater pieces written, performed, and directed by ESPA students. Each Detention is overseen by a prominent theater artist who serves as guest advisor. Guest advisors for the fall include Denis Butkus and Daniel Talbott.

Enrollment for fall classes is now open to the public. To enroll, visit, or contact Director of ESPA Tessa LaNeve at (212) 840-9705 x212 or via email at

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