MasterCLASS Plus

This virtual acting class is for anyone wanting to dive into classic theater literature and expand their vocal and physical expression through a psychological approach to texts. EgoPo Artistic Director, Lane Savadove, will lead the three-week MasterClass on Acting, with weekly one-on-one coaching sessions with an EgoPo Associate Teacher of your choosing.  Students provide their own monologue or choose from a suggested list (classical or modernist through 1950). 

A bonus fourth week will offer the students the opportunity to present their work to their peers and a selected audience. 


Registration Fee: $120

Includes three 2 hour master classes plus three 45-minute private coaching sessions.



MasterClass 12p - 2p, Sundays April 26, May 3, May 10

Presentation 12p-2p, Sunday May 17

Coaching Flexible scheduling based on your teacher

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller

Director: Lane Savadove
Photo: David Cimetta 
Pictured: Mary Lee Bednarek, Ed Swidey, Sean Lally, and Kevin Chick

Register HERE

Space Limited, Only 12 spots available.

One Scholarship for has been made available through the generosity of an EgoPo donor.  If you have interest in the course but have financial constraints, consider applying here.

Applications will be accepted through 


Meet the Instructors

Lane Savadove, EgoPo Founding Artistic Director

Lane is the Founding Artistic Director of EgoPo Classic Theater, now in its 27th season. He has directed over 40 productions locally, regionally, Off-Broadway, and on NPR. He is a TCG Leadership recipient, Independence Fellow, Drama League Directing Fellow, and Henry Luce Fellow, for which he served as the Resident Director of the National Cultural Center of Indonesia in Surakarta, Java, where he forged a company with Javanese artists. Notable productions: World premiere of John Guare’s Lydie Breeze Trilogy; Beckett’s Company (NPR, Phila Fringe); world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ House Not Meant to Stand (Southern Repertory); dual version of Genet’s The Maids (Jean Cocteau Rep.); Wedekind’s Spring Awakening (Annenberg); Maeterlinck’s Bluebird (Mandell Theater). His EgoPo production of Chekhov’s The Seagull won Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Best Production and Set, among six nominations. He is a Professor and Head of Acting and Directing at Rowan University.

Ross Beschler, EgoPo Associate Teacher

Ross is a founding member of the Wilma HotHouse. In addition to a robust performance career spanning more than 20 years, Ross teaches  HotHouse techniques through Wilma summer intensives and workshops (most recently at Divadlo Archa, Prague); Movement for Actors at the Ira Brind School at the University of the Art; the fundamentals of acting at Temple University and Rowan University; and provides scene study and monologue coaching to private students., which devises immersive, physical, site-specific works that tour nationally.

Dane Eissler, EgoPo Associate Producer
Dane is a cis-male bisexual maker of theatre and visual art, as well as a freelance teaching artist. Serving as Associate Producer at EgoPo Classic Theater, he has directed Buried Child, The Nose, associate directed The Lydie Breeze Trilogy, co-directed Stairs to the Roof, performed "Medvedenko" in the Barrymore-winning production of The Seagull and "Jude" in Lydie Breeze Part III: Madaket Road) and production designed And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens and The Nose. Dane co-created EgoPo's theater education program at Nebinger Elementary in 2016 (which he now supervises), and has worked as a guest artist at multiple theater programs (Triple Threat Workshop in South Jersey, Windy City Performs in Chicago) and academic institutions including high schools throughout South Jersey and his alma mater Rowan University, where he most recently directed a theatrical staging of Beckett's The Lost Ones, among other Beckett short plays. In Chicago, Dane co-founded the multidisciplinary pop-up theatre collective, A Dead Whale Productions, which he still proudly serves as Artistic Director.  

Melanie Julian, EgoPo Associate Teacher

Melanie is an Associate Professor of Theater at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Acting programs. Prior to her arrival at Temple in 2008, she taught Voice, Speech, and Acting at the University of California at Davis. She is a professional actress who is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and she is a voice and dialect coach in the Philadelphia area, having coached at the Philadelphia Theater Company, Peoples’ Light and Theater Company, Arden Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, EgoPo Classic Theater, and many others. She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Genevieve Perrier, EgoPo Associate Teacher
Genevieve is a Barrymore-winning actor and teaching artist in Philadelphia. She has been a teaching artist at Rowan University since 2011, holding the three-quarter professor position in the Department of Theater and Dance from 2015 to 2017, where she taught majors in Voice for the Stage, Acting 2, Shakespeare in Performance, and a course of her own design called Practical Aesthetics. She has also taught at West Chester University, and is currently teaching Voice for the Stage at Rutgers University - Camden. As an actor, Genevieve has performed throughout Philadelphia with companies such as Lantern Theater, Theatre Exile, Azuka Theatre, The Arden, Philadelphia Theatre Co, and EgoPo Classic Theater. She has also performed throughout New York with La Mama E.T.C., Dance Theatre Workshop, and St. Marks Church, among others. BFA from NYU, MFA from Temple University.  

Davey Strattan White, EgoPo Associate Teacher

Davey is an actor and playwright who recently performed his solo piece, Gintry - A Play With Drinks for DieCast Productions. Other acting credits include several productions with EgoPo including The Lydie Breeze Trilogy and this season's Buried ChildLulu’s Golden Shoes for Flashpoint, A Winter’s Tale for Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Macbeth at Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cloud9 at the Wilma, Last of the Boys and In The Heart of America at InterAct. His written work has been seen at PlayPenn, Philadelphia Theatre Company’s @Play Festival, The New Leaf Theatre in Chicago, Maples Rep in Macon, Missouri, Plays and Players, the Nantucket Short Play Festival, and elsewhere. Davey received is MFA from Temple University and currently teaches in the theatre departments at Temple and Rowan Universities.​

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