After more than 20 years as the industry’s leading professional training courses, Live Design’s Broadway Master Classes have a new name, and an exciting new scope. The rebranded Live Design New York Master Classes, taking place June 2-6, 2015 at NYU, are a natural evolution of the acclaimed Broadway Master Classes and offer a broader scope, opening the curriculum to include speakers from all aspects of lighting/projection and sound, including theatre, concerts, dance, opera, and beyond. This includes speakers from, but not exclusive to, Broadway, as the Master Classes focus on New York.
The NYMC Lighting and Projection sessions take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 2-4, 2015, with the NYMC Sound sessions on Friday-Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2015. The Manufacturers Showcases present the latest cutting-edge gear from leading manufacturers for the performing arts and entertainment markets. All sessions and showcases will be at NYU's Tisch School Of The Arts and The Gallatin School.
“This is really an exciting move forward for the Master Classes,” says Live Design's creative director Ellen Lampert-Gréaux. “By rebranding the event, we are able to include top designers from all fields who may not work on Broadway but are true masters in other disciplines. The new format for the Master Classes opens the door to the best talent in the industry, and we are very pleased to welcome many new speakers this year.”
Speakers for the New York Master Classes include*
Lighting & Projection: Alan Adelman, Mike Baldassari, Zachary Borovay, John Broderick, Gregory Cohen, Steve Cohen, William Cusick, Abigail Rosen Holmes, Mark Alan “Doctor Mojo" Johnson, Bradley King, Alex Koch, Olivia Sebesky, Mark Stanley, Justin Townsend, Joshua White, Cameron Yeary
Sound: Elspeth Appleby, Jim van Bergen, Charles Coes, Duncan Robert Edwards, Elisheba Ittoop, Abe Jacob, Bob McCarthy, Jenny Montgomery, John Montgomery, Nevin Steinberg, John Taylor, Matt Tierney, Darron L. West.
*Subject to change