YoungArts MasterClass

Alan Aida with YoungArts alumni in Alan Alda And The Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass | Photo: HBO

The HBO Documentary Film Series YoungArts Masterclass chronicles the work of renowned artists sharing their art and life experiences through master classes with YoungArts alumni. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing the next generation of young artists to meet and work with legends, like Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones, Patti LuPone and Wynton Marsalis, in the fields they aspire to pursue.

YoungArts MasterClass is produced by Executive Producer Lin Arison and documentary filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, whose Simon & Goodman Picture Company has received numerous nominations and awards including an Academy Award, four Emmys®, and the duPont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming. YoungArts Masterclass has been nominated for an Emmy award four times, winning the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program for Alan Alda And The Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass.

Previous YoungArts MasterClass specials have featured Edward Albee, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Olafur Eliasson, Renée Fleming, Frank Gehry, Josh Groban, John Guare, Bill T. Jones, Patti LuPone, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, James Rosenquist, Julian Schnabel, Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kathleen Turner, Liv Ullmann, Bruce Weber, and others. 

Full episodes of YoungArts Masterclass are available on HBO Go (for HBO subscribers).