Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts MasterClass
Monday, February 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
In ANNA DEAVERE SMITH: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS, the celebrated actress works with the 2013 YoungArts winners in theater – Julian Aldana-Tejada, Jaz Sinclair, Analisa Gutierrez, Joseph Wood, Justice Smith and Melody Dailey – to help them break down their emotional walls and perform an original piece that requires them to trust themselves and rely on each other. Read more
For more information and additional air times, click here.
Josh Groban: Sing Your Song: A YoungArts MasterClass
For more information and air times, click here.
The Emmy-nominated HBO series YoungArts MasterClass chronicles the work of renowned artists sharing their art and life experiences in master classes with YoungArts Winners. Each edition of the program highlights the importance of mentorship, which resonates in the arts and beyond, allowing this new generation of young artists to meet and work with legends, like Plácido Domingo, Patti LuPone and Wynton Marsalis, in the fields they aspire to pursue. Season 1 featured Edward Albee, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Olafur Eliasson, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones, Julian Schnabel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Liv Ullmann (watch full episodes of Season One, here.) Season 2 featured Renée Fleming, John Guare, Patti LuPone, Bobby McFerrin, James Rosenquist, Kathleen Turner and Bruce Weber. Season 3 includes among others Wynton Marsalis, Anna Deavere Smith, Alan Alda, Josh Groban, Joshua Bell and Robert Redford. The series was created by Executive Producer Lin Arison, and filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon.
YoungArts MasterClass was created by Executive Producer Lin Arison and filmmakers Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, a filmmaking team whose work has garnered an Academy Award in 2010 as well as four previous Academy Award nominations, many Emmys and the Dupont-Columbia Award for Independent Programming. In conjunction with Columbia University’s Teachers College, YoungArts also has developed a Study Guide based on its YoungArts MasterClass series which is distributed free to schools nationwide to help increase arts education and awareness. Learn more.