Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for further updates.
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After leading Newberry seminars for more than 20 years, Todd Bauer has announced his retirement. This special final seminar will feature legendary Chicago theater artists discussing their favorite plays. Each week, actors, directors, playwrights, critics, and other theater artists will explain their role in bringing plays to life by exploring the play that means the most to them. Such legends of Chicago theater as Mike Nussbaum, Tony award winner Deanna Dunegan, and directors Terry McCabe and Jonathan Wilson will be among the seminar’s featured guests.
Eight sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Todd Bauer is a playwright and director whose work has been staged in Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City. He holds an MA in liberal studies from Northwestern University.
- A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry. Vintage, 1958. ISBN: 0679755330
- Clybourne Park. Bruce Norris. Faber and Faber, 2011. ISBN: 9780865478688
- A Life in the Theatre. David Mamet. Samuel French, 1975. ISBN: 0573640246
- The Philadelphia Story. Philip Barry. Samuel French, 1939. ISBN: 9780573613975
- Ma Raineys Black Bottom. August Wilson. New American Library, 1981. ISBN: 0452256844
- American Buffalo. David Mamet. Samuel French, 1977. ISBN: 9780573640230
- Hauptmann. John Logan. Samuel French, 2011. ISBN: 9780573627484
- Our Town. Thornton Wilder. Samuel French, 1938. ISBN: 9780573701504
For the first session, please read A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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