How Theatre Works | Newberry

How Theatre Works

Led by Michael Menendian
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Eight sessions, Tuesdays, June 15 - August 3

6 - 7:30pm (Central Time)


Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet virtually via Zoom. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to

Seminar Description

This seminar provides a unique insight into how productions are created in the vibrant Chicago theatre community. Theatre artists and organization personnel from a wide range of theatre disciplines will be invited as guests to share their knowledge and vast experiences with the class each week, providing rare glimpses into how theatre productions are realized.

Eight sessions. Registration – $230

Michael Menendian is a co-founder of Raven Theatre in Chicago, where he served for 34 years as Producing Artistic Director. He has earned 9 Joseph Jefferson awards, including Outstanding Contribution to Chicago Theatre. Currently, he freelances as a teacher and director.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no required reading for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.