A Master Class with Fiona Shaw

A Master Class with Fiona Shaw is a rare opportunity to meet, work, and be discovered by one of the most influential actresses and directors of contemporary theatre. Participants are expected to prepare a piece of text of their choice to work on, practically any text that is of two-minute duration. The Master Class will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Theatre Row, New York City. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Participants will hone their skills while performing their pieces and by observing the class, which will address a variety of styles and approaches. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required in order to participate, and can be done online at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!


Fiona Shaw is regarded as one of the finest classical actresses of her generation, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Ms. Shaw has performed on the most prestigious stages, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre in London, winning Olivier Awards for her roles in “Electra,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Machinal,” and “Happy Days.” Her performance in “Medea” garnered her a Tony Award in 2003. Shaw is also known for her critically acclaimed solo productions on Broadway, including “The Waste Land,” for which she received a Drama Desk Award, and “The Testament of Mary,” nominated for three Tony Awards. In 2013, Fiona Shaw received the United Solo Special Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the art of solo performance. Her credits also include her work as a theatre and opera director. Ms. Shaw is also a star of the screen. She won international recognition portraying Petunia Dursley in the ”Harry Potter” films and Marnie Stonebrook in HBO series “True Blood.” She was awarded an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her accomplishments in drama.
“Once you’ve done one style, you leave it for a while. Theater is dangerously open to repetition. It’s exciting when you hit on a new way. The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor” said Fiona Shaw.
Register for the class at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu