Porchlight for the Professional classes focus on musical theatre technique in dance, vocal performance, acting for the professional music theatre artist.

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Available for Viewing Through April 18:

Taxes for Artists: A Masterclass

$15 per viewer

Carly Crawford is a theatre artist and Enrolled Agent (tax preparer). In this workshop, Carly explains W-4 and W-9 forms and how best to balance W-2 and 1099-MISC income. From there, she moves into the explanation of Business Expenses for Schedule C, and what qualifies as a business expense when you yourself are the business! Carly also reviews how different retirement account options affect your taxes and how the CARES Act will change your taxes in 2020 (because at this point, COVID-19 has messed with everything!). Leave feeling more confident and in-control of your own tax situations!

This is a recording of the January 2020 Zoom session

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Past Professional Classes – Let us know if you’d like to sign up again!

MT Scene Study

Let’s go back to scene work focusing on musical books up to the point of a song beginning. Break down the style and motivation to set up your song and monologue work.

Shred My Book

Our audition books accumulate a ton of songs. This class will focus on what songs still belong in there, what songs to chuck, and what you should be singing instead. NOTE: While participants may be asked to sing brief passages, this class is primarily discussion based, not performance oriented. Taught by Casting and Company Manager and music theatre encyclopedia Chris Pazdernik.

Film Acting and Self Tapes

We’re all acting for the camera now. Theater has joined television and film by using “Self-Tapes” and virtual callbacks for casting. This class will teach you the language of on-camera acting and give you the technical skills needed to nail your Self-Tapes and virtual callbacks for TV, film and theater.

NOTE: For the most up-to-date information on class cancellations or changes, please visit our Facebook Page. For additional information, contact Education Director Rebeccah Singer at rebecccah@porchlightmusictheatre.org.

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