Alumni and friends in Washington, DC; Los Angeles; and New York City — join us for our Spring 2024 alumni workshops and get-togethers!

Saturday, March 30, 2024
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Alumni Shakespeare Workshop: “Julius Caesar”

1340 Macgowan Hall | UCLA
225 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095

We’ll take a deep dive into Shakespearean text, character and relationship through exploration of “Julius Caesar” 4.3. We’ll look at both psychological and formal approaches and the connections between them in one of the most deftly-constructed scenes in the canon.

Participants who wish to work on the scene will be asked to learn the role of either Brutus or Cassius thoroughly; those who wish only to observe are very welcome to do so.

Please note:

  • This workshop is free but advance registration is required.
  • You may register to participate in the workshop or to observe; participants must be off-book for the session.

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6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Drinks

Barney’s Beanery, Westwood
1037 Broxton Avenue Westwood, CA 90024

All BADA alumni and Friends are invited to join Ben and members of the BADA team for drinks at

First drink on BADA!

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Friday, April 5, 2024
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Alumni Open Workshop Sessions

Ripley-Grier Studios | Studio 16P
520 8th Avenue
New York, NY, 10018

Bring a scene of your choice and your scene partner(s) and be ready to dive in and work with Ben in 1-hour sessions!

Preference is given to 2 or more alums interested in working on a specific scene. Your scene can be anything (Shakespeare, Chekohv, McCraney, etc.)! Those interested in working on monologues, can sign up for our Monologue Waitlist. We will invite monologue participants to 30 minute sessions if the schedule allows.

These will be open/masterclass style sessions and observers are encouraged to attend! We will have approximately 10 seats in the room for observers throughout the day.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Observe a Workshop at Howard University

Ira Aldridge Theatre, Howard University
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

BADA alumni and friends are invited to observe Ben’s workshop with current Howard University students working on a scene from “Julius Caesar” followed by monologues.

All attendees must register in advance with Jennifer Rockwood by clicking the RSVP link below in order to be added to the list! Unfortunately, last-minute reservations and drop-ins are not possible for this session.

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