Past Play Cafe/Musical Cafe Educational Workshops and Master Classes
  • Playwrights and Composers Workshops, Nov. 2 & 3, 2019; Language Studies International, Berkeley.  Classes offered:


“Playwriting: New Pages - Language Generator” presented by Garret Jon Groenveld


“Writing for Young Audiences” presented by Nina Meehan


“Legal Matters for Playwrights and Composers” presented by California Lawyers

for the Arts


“The Path to NYC – Festivals, Workshops, Showcases” presented by Stacy Kray


“Composing for Musical Theatre and Lyric Writing” presented by Ron Lytle

  • Master Class, “Musical Theatre Writing Workshop,” with Scott Guy, April 7 & 8, 2018; Shotgun Studios, Berkeley

  • “The Joy of a Good Audition - A Musical Theatre Audition” Workshop with Loretta Janca, Scarlett Hepworth and Jonathan Leavy, January 22, 2018; A.C.T. Studios, San Francisco

  • Master Class, “It’s Alive! How Your Script Helps Actors Tell Your Story” with Sharon Huff, December 4, 2017; Jewish Community Center, Berkeley.​

  • Master Class, “Story Structure for Stage and Screen Scripts” with Will Dunne, November 6, 2017; Jewish Community Center, Berkeley.

  • Master Class, “Song-aturgy: Making Musical Songs Serve Your Story” with Min Kahng, October 16, 2017; Jewish Community Center, Berkeley.

  • Panel Discussion, “How to Get Your Work Produced,” Berkeley Rep School of Theatre October 16, 2016. New this year, we are expanding this event to include a session on musicals, as well as an evening meet-and-greet event for playwrights and composers. Special guest panelist Scott Guy from NMI in Los Angeles.

  • Panel Discussion, “How to Get Your Work Produced” October 27, 2014 at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley. Moderator: Tracy Held Potter Panelists:  Anthony Clarvoe, Melissa Hillman, Carol S. Lashof, Eric Reid, and Jennifer Lynn Roberts.

  • “Legal Issues for Playwrights and Composers,” October 27, 2013 at Berkeley Rep’s Osher Studio, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA. Attorney MJ Bogatin from California Lawyers for the Arts, discussed legal issues, including copyright issues and collaboration agreements. In addition, Dramatists Guild rep Suze Allen spoke about the benefits of Guild membership.

  • Panel Discussion, “How to Get Your Work Produced” October 27, 2012 at Berkeley Rep Rehearsal Studios, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Moderated by Tracy Held Potter, Norman Gee, and Jamie Greenblatt​

Panelists: Stuart Bousel, Anthony Clarvoe, Megan Cohen, Judith Offer, and Don Reed

Musical Cafe in the News!

Read the article in the May/June 2020 edition of the Dramatists Guild Magazine:




Play Cafe in the News!

Read the article in the January/February 2020 edition of the Dramatists Guild Magazine:  https://zurl.co/NCw0  





Musical Cafe's Next Stages on the Radio!

New Musical “The Paper Raincoat” Presented by Musical Cafe June 1 & 2, 2019  in Berkeley.

First time Musical Cafe has showcased a musical in its entirety.

Listen to the interview on KPFA: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=311505

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