The Masters Series

The Masters Series, launched in 2012, is dedicated to providing our students with the opportunity to interact with leading industry professionals. Past guests include: Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck); directors Julie Taymor (Lion King, Spiderman) and Gregory Mosher (A View from the Bridge, A Streetcar Named Desire); actress Zoe Caldwell (Master Class, Medea); playwrights Neil Labute and Nicky Silver; Joe Melillo (executive producer, BAM); Maria Goyanes (associate producer, The Public Theater); Anne Cattaneo (dramaturge, Lincoln Center Theater); producers Alex Fraser (The Normal Heart) and Amanda Feldman (The Hotel Project); casting directors Alaine Alldaffer (Playwrights Horizons), Jack Bowdan (Binder Casting), and Arnold Mungioli (Mungioli Theatricals); agents Morgan Jenness (Abrams Artist Agency), Judy Boals (Judy Boals Agency), and David Cash (Nicolosi and Co Talent Agency). Guests engage in discussions of their unique practices and bodies of work, followed by a Q&A session with Pace Performing Arts students. The Masters Series is moderated by Cosmin Chivu, head of the International Performance Ensemble.