Master Class with Jessica Kubzansky

Saturday, August 3, 2019
11am – 3pm

What’s in a script, anyway?

If you’ve ever wondered how theatre practitioners approach a script, this workshop is for you! Understanding story structure, event of scene, and other elements of script analysis is a crucial key to unlock text, to make it active, efficient, and powerful. This workshop will provide a basic look at script analysis to provide an active understanding of the ways in which applying dramaturgical analysis to whole plays, scenes, beats becomes one of the most important tools in any theatre artist’s tool kit. This workshop is valuable if you’re an actor, director, designer, stage manager, or theatre lover! We will refer to Romeo and Juliet as a basic text, and then break down scenes from other plays to show how to put these skills to use with the text!

Moderated by Jessica Kubzansky, Artistic Director at Boston Court Pasadena.


JESSICA KUBZANSKY has been an Artistic Director of Boston Court Pasadena since its inception, and is also an award-winning director working nationally. Boston Court: World Premieres of LadiesEverything That Never HappenedMojada, A Medea in Los Angeles (a co-production at the Getty Villa). NY and World Premieres: Everything You Touch (co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre at the Cherry Lane). World Premieres: Colony CollapseRII (her three-person reenvisioning of Richard II), The Children. West Coast premiere: With Love and a Major Organ. Recently: Othello (A Noise Within), Hold These Truths (Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, ACT), Amos & BorisOrange (South Coast Rep), Stupid Fucking Bird (ACT Theatre Seattle), Pygmalion, Mauritius (Pasadena Playhouse), Hamlet (Theater 150). For Antaeus: Macbeth. Kubzansky teaches graduate playwrights and directors at UCLA, and has received numerous awards and honors, among them the Los Angeles’ Drama Critics’ Circle’s Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre. Proud member of SDC.