PHOTOS OF SHOWS OUR CLASS SAW IN THEIR ORIGINAL LONDON PRODUCTIONS -------- TOP: Maggie Smith in LADY IN A VAN / Billie Piper in YERMA / Helen Mirren in ORPHEUS DESCENDING / Luke Treadaway in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME -------- BOTTOM: Mark Rylance in JERUSALEM / Benedict Cumberbatch in AFTER THE DANCE / Handspring Puppets in WAR HORSE / James Corden & Richard Griffiths in THE HISTORY BOYS
NOW IN ITS 18th YEAR, this exciting two-week travel program (one week in January 2020) to London examines influential British theater — a thrilling experience for anyone who loves theater. In the morning, learn about the history of Great Britain's important theater scene from World War II until the present, the golden age when audiences were introduced to some of the world’s most influential playwrights. In the evening, attend new productions in London's West End and the occasional off-West End and/or Fringe playhouses. We will see a minimum of nine productions. Over the years we have seen more than 150 shows, including many of the most electrifying productions and unforgettable performances by some the greatest actors of our time. Pictured above and below are just a few of the shows we have seen in their original productions.
HOUSINGCHOICES - The program optionally includes for an additional fee contemporary accommodations in the heart of Central London, within walking distance of Covent Garden, Leicester Square, The British Museum, West End theatre district and a short walk to several major tube stations. Private rooms with private baths, fully equipped kitchens, free laundry and free WiFi. PHOTOS / MAP
THEATER - The program fee includes all theater tickets and any other theater-related activities.
AIRFARE - Airfare is not included.
SCHEDULE - Participants attend productions in London's West End, off-West End, and Fringe playhouses Monday to Thursday evenings (standard curtain time is 7:30 p.m.) as well as a weekday matinee or two. Classes meet Monday through Friday mornings from 10:00 a.m to noon. Most midday and weekend time is free, giving students ample time to explore the great city of London.
INSTRUCTOR - Michael Zam is an adjunct assistant professor of Humanities, Arts, and Writing Programs at New York University; two-time recipient NYU School of Professional Studies Teaching Excellence Award. Email questions to Michael Zam at email@example.com
REGISTER FOR COURSE
DATES - The next course will take place January 12-18, 2020.
COST - Program fee is $1,300 which does not include housing, but does include all theater tickets, and admission to any other theater-related activities, Please note that airfare is also not included.
HOW TO REGISTER - Before any payments are made, you must contact Michael Zam for registration ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org as space is extremely limited.
PHOTOS OF SHOWS OUR CLASS SAW IN THEIR ORIGINAL LONDON PRODUCTIONS -------- TOP: Jude Law in ANNA CHRISTIE / Chiwitel Ejiofor in EVERYMAN / Imelda Staunton in GYPSY / Julie Walters & Rory Kinnear in THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANNS -------- BOTTOM: Rachel Weisz in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE / Helen Mirren & Dominic Cooper in PHAEDRA / Daniel Radcliffe in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMANN / Michael Sheen & Frank Langella in FROST/NIXON
I have attended Michael Zam's London Theater course for three consecutive summers and it's my intention to do so again next year. The accommodations are excellent, the class discussion engrossing and the plays we see are superb. What else is there to say? -- Sheila Wellington
Michael Zam’s London theater class is my absolute favorite. The depth of his knowledge about theater, playwrights and related social issues is unparalleled. It is clear he loves his subject matter and transfers that passion to his students. Although the classroom atmosphere is relaxed, discussions are always thought provoking, educational and most of all fun. Michael has created a well-rounded program that includes seeing interesting shows, meeting great people and getting the most out of your London experience. This course is my favorite gift to myself! -- Lucy Zinick
Professor Zam’s adventures in London theater have been the highlight of my year. His teaching is fresh and engaging. His choices of plays to attend are the best of the best. Can’t think of a better way for a theater lover to spend two weeks. -- Tom Geyer
I've participated in Michael’s London course for four years and hope to return for my fifth. In class, we cover many playwrights who are normally not discussed in college or graduate school. I love it. Michael is open to comments and thoughts of all students. The class sees plays on the West End, but we also venture to productions at the National Theater, The Old Vic, The New Vic, the Donmar, and the Royal Court, theaters you might not visit on your own. The students I've met are smart, interesting, and a lot of fun. – Sue Drury
Michael Zam’s London Theater course is an adventure you’ll never forget. His expert knowledge of British theater and keen eye for choosing plays to see are at the core of this one of a kind experience. I've been to London many times, but THIS was the best trip to London I’ve ever had. -- Michael Selditch