Moisés Kaufman Acting Master Class

Join us for an exceptional master class led by the renowned Venezuelan playwright and director, Moisés Kaufman. A celebrated figure in the theater world, Kaufman is the founder of the Tectonic Theater Project and has garnered accolades such as the National Medal of Arts and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations.

In this master class, Kaufman will delve into the intricacies of theatrical performance and direction through hands-on work with selected monologues and scenes. Participants will have the unique opportunity to observe and engage in the process of bringing text to life on stage.


Class Structure:


  • Introduction: Brief overview of the session and objectives by Moisés Kaufman.
  • Monologues: Kaufman will work with three actors, each performing their own monologue selection of 2-4 minutes. This segment focuses on individual performance techniques and character development.
  • Scenes: The session will include two 5-minute scenes, providing deeper insights into scene work, actor collaboration, and the dynamics of interactive performance. Actors will perform with their scene partners otherwise a reader will be present. 
  • Q&A: An interactive question and answer session, allowing participants to engage with Kaufman and gain further insights into theatrical practices and methodologies.


Scene/Monologue Presentations


Advanced actors have a unique opportunity to watch Moisés Kaufman work on three monologues and two scenes presented by selected HOLA members during the class.  

To participate, please upload your materials (monologue or scene and name of scene partner) when signing up to ensure a smooth selection process. Materials can be either in English or Spanish. Actors will be chosen based on their HOLA profiles and the material submitted. Deadline to submit is Sunday, June 2, 2024. Confirmation of selected actors will be confirmed Monday, June 3, 2024.

Actors not selected (or those who choose to attend as observers) will still have the opportunity to learn by watching others’ work and participating in the Q&A session at the end of the class.


Monologue/Scene Selection Process and Actor Preparation


  • Actors who wish to work must submit their monologue or scene selections at registration to determine which selections will be chosen.
  • Monologues cannot be longer than 4 minutes. 
  • Scenes cannot be longer than 5 minutes. 
  • All selections are to be performed, fully memorized. 

Actors performing a scene must have a scene partner registered.  



General Information and Requirements


  • Date: June 6, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Place: Repertorio Español
  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Duration: 2 hours, including a 30-minute Q&A session
  • Arrival Time: Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the class. The class will begin on time.
  • Attendance: Do not register if you cannot commit to being present for the entire class.
  • Late Admission: No one will be admitted once the class has started. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Información importante general y requisitos:


  • Fecha: 6 de junio de 2024
  • Hora: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Lugar: Repertorio Español
  • Idioma: Inglés y Español
  • Duración: 2 horas, incluyendo una sesión de preguntas y respuestas de 30 minutos
  • Hora de Llegada: Por favor, llegue 15 minutos antes del inicio de la clase. La clase comenzará puntualmente.
  • Asistencia: No se inscriba si no puede comprometerse a estar presente durante toda la clase.
  • Admisión Tardía: No se permitirá la entrada una vez que la clase haya comenzado. SIN EXCEPCIONES.


About the instructor



MOISÉS KAUFMAN. Broadway credits include Paradise Square (10 Tony Award nominations), the revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams, the revival of The Heiress starring Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda (Tony Award nomination for Best Play), and Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife (Obie Award and Tony, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominations). West End: Gross Indecency, I Am My Own Wife, This Is How It  Goes. Off-Broadway / Regional: Here There Are Blueberries (Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist, Tectonic Theater Project / La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop), Las Aventuras de Juan Planchard (Miami New Drama), Seven Deadly Sins (Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, Tectonic Theater Project/Madison Wells Live), One Arm by Tennessee Williams (Tectonic Theater Project/The New Group); The Laramie Project (writer/director; Theater in the Square, Drama Desk nomination); The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later(writer/director; Alice Tully Hall); Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (writer/director; Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play and the Joe A. Callaway Award for Direction); Macbeth with Liev Schreiber (Delacorte Theater); Master Class with Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Opera: El Gato Con Botas (New Victory Theater). Film/TV: The Laramie Project (HBO; two Emmy nominations for writing and directing, Opening Night Selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, National Board of Review Award, the Humanitas Prize); The L Word. Kaufman is the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting, and an Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award winner. In 2015, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama, which he accepted in a ceremony at the White House.


About HOLA Master Classes series:

In expanding job opportunities for Hispanic actors, HOLA strengthens and supports the available talent pool through its Educational Programs which offers professional development, acting training and networking opportunities for members and the Hispanic community. This is an invaluable resource for artists to further develop their skills, gain practical experience and industry knowledge to support a greater chance of success in their careers. HOLA Master Classes are free for members and scheduled once a month.

HOLA y sus clases magistrales:

En función de expandir las oportunidades laborales de los actores hispanos, HOLA fortalece y apoya el potencial del talento humano disponible a través de sus programas educativos. Los cuales ofrecen desarrollo profesional, formación actoral; además, de las oportunidades de establecer relaciones interpersonales entre los miembros y la comunidad hispana. Este invaluable recurso impulsa a los artistas a desarrollar aún más sus habilidades. Ganando experiencia práctica y conocimientos del área; aumentando así, las posibilidades de éxito en sus carreras. Las clases magistrales de HOLA son mensuales y gratuitas para los miembros.


Cancellation Policy:

  • This complimentary offer for HOLA members is subject to limited availability. We ask that you register only if you can attend the entire event.
  • In the event that you need to cancel your reservation, we kindly ask for your prompt notification with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Please send an email to inform us of your cancellation at
  • Failure to provide timely notice or being a no-show will result in a 3-month restriction from participating in HOLA programming, starting from the event date.
  • To register for events during the restriction period, a $35 penalty fee will be required to waive the restriction.


Política de cancelación:

  • Esta oferta gratuita para los miembros de HOLA cuenta con plazas limitadas, por lo que les pedimos amablemente que se inscriban únicamente si están seguros de poder asistir al evento completo.
  • Si necesitan cancelar, les solicitamos que nos notifiquen con al menos 24 horas de antelación enviando un correo electrónico a
  • La falta de notificación para cancelar dentro del plazo especificado o la ausencia resultará en la restricción de 3 meses para participar en las actividades de HOLA, comenzando desde la fecha del evento.
  • Si desea registrarse en eventos durante su período de restricción, tendrá que pagar una tarifa de penalización de $35 para evitar la restricción.



Photo Credits: Jenny Anderson




This HOLA Master Class is presented in partnership with Repertorio Español



This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



HOLA would like to gratefully acknowledge Radio Drama Network for their generous support towards our 2023-2024 educational programming supporting art that enriches our culture.



This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.





Thursday Jun 06 2024


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Repertorio Español


Repertorio Español
138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016


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