Classes for Theater Lovers

This is the illustration for their upcoming production of “Sheltered.” The first class of the year covers the process of designing, casting and bringing that show from the page to the stage. Image: Donald Ely

On Thursdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 21, Explore all the elements that go into making a theater production. Learn about the work of scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers. Try out being a designer in their in weekly projects.

On Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, discover the secrets behind “the business,” from the way an institution creates and markets its season, to how union negotiations have shaped the theatrical art form.

On Tuesdays, March 31 to May 12, take a deep dive into Theater J’s 2020-2021 plays in a friendly, book club-like setting. Understand how a theater professional analyzes a script by reading and discussing fascinating Jewish plays.

Space is limited.