For Fall 2020, NYU Skirball has commissioned 5 world-renowned performance makers – Kyle Abraham (US), Annie Dorsen (US), Florentina Holzinger (Austria), Faustin Linyekula (DR Congo), and Thomas Ostermeier (Germany) – to each design and teach one intensive Zoom masterclass.

Developed exclusively for the NYU community, and available to the public through this special offer, these classes are opportunities to learn from artistic change-makers, and to gain practical knowledge of the methods they use to create their own work. Designed for all levels of interest – absolutely no previous experience required – this course will take you behind the scenes with some of today’s leading theater makers.

All proceeds will support NYU’s COVID Emergency Fund for students in need.


Masterclasses are free for Skirball Members! Becoming an NYU Skirball Member is a meaningful way to support our mission of presenting cutting-edge international artists into the future. Learn more about Membership.


Hear from all of these acclaimed artists with a full series pass.

September 10 @ 11:30am

Annie Dorsen

Annie Dorsen is a New York theater maker and a 2020 MacArthur Fellow.

September 24 @ 11:30am

Thomas Ostermeier

Thomas Ostermeier is the artistic director of Schaubühne in Berlin

October 8 @ 11:30am

Florentina Holziger

Florentina Holzinger is an Austrian performance maker whose recent work “Tanz” was selected for the 2020 Theatertreffen festival.

November 5 @ 11:30am

Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula is a Congolese choreographer and curator.

November 19 @ 11:30am

Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham is Artistic Director of A.I.M., and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.