Classes & Workshops

The Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca offers the theater community a range of classes, intensives and courses. With further training options for professional working artists, creative exploration for non-artists, and a deeper connection to our own imaginative creativity, The Drama League Theater Center offers short courses in a variety of specialized skills to enrich your understanding and practice of theatre. 




Saturday February 25th, 10am-6pm
(includes a wine & cheese cocktail hour!)
Sunday February 26th, 10am-6pm

(Click Here for Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions)

**NEW** Exciting Offer: 
ALL participants will be entered in to a raffle to win a 
Deluxe Broadway & dinner package for two. 
Prize will be drawn randomly on Sunday evening at the end of the workshop! 



General Public: $100 (weekend) | $60 (one day)

Single-Day Tickets Available!

Seminar Discounts Available For:

  • Drama League Members - sign in to our website access your discount
  • SDC/AEA members. Email studiolab@dramaleague.org with your membership number to receive the discount code. 
  • Drama League Alumni. Check your email or email us to get the discount code.
  • Full Financial Aid available for those willing to contribute back in to the SAVED community! Email info@saved.nyc for details. 

About The Workshop

Do you feel that you are doing all you can, but can't seem to get ahead in your career? Do you wish you had more flexibility, financial freedom and time to dedicate to your craft? Do you have trouble identifying career and networking opportunities when they’re presented, or figuring out how to make them work for you?

Throw the switch and illuminate a clear path to success in art, career and life.

Led by CPA and noted business leader Craig Love, this two-day seminar for independent artists will be loaded with practical tips and tricks to help you achieve your desired results. On Day 1, Craig will help you address your approach and focus, personal habits, organizational methods, mindset and patterns of behavior that may be hindering success in your artistic career or personal life. On Day 2, learn essential foundation skills in strategic planning, goal-setting, financial planning, taxes, contracts, and self-promotion to help you get organized, get smart and get ahead in your career. 

See below for full Workshop Schedule


About Craig Love

Craig Love is renowned in the not-for-profit sector for his unique abilities, knowledge, and skills implementing best practices in order to bring about much needed reforms, designing efficient and effective systems and processes, and improving service delivery and programmatic outcomes. 

His expert services have benefited in excess of 100 organizations over 30 years, including some of the largest and/or most prestigious in their respective fields, such as: the International Center for Transitional Justice; American Standard (Fortune 500); the International Center for Aids Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University; Nassau and Westchester Counties in New York; Gift of Life; Temple University Medical Center; Teach for America; Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC); and KPMG just to name a few.  He has traveled extensively to over 25 countries while providing executive-level coaching, leadership skills training, technical support and capacity building assistance to well over 1,000 individuals.

The Founder and Chairman of SAVED (Starving Artists Vocational Education & Development), Craig has spent the last several years establishing SAVED as a fully recognized IRS 501(c)(3) qualified charity for emerging artists – designing all it’s programs and activities and building the core infrastructure and administrative systems necessary to operate effectively – committing over $250,000 of his personal assets in doing so.  He is also an active member of the Board of Directors and strong supporter of the Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), which is dedicated to helping musical theatre artists (writers, composers, performers, choreographers, and directors) develop and present their new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or financial success. 

A frequent lecturer and former top-rated instructor at the State University of New York at Albany’s School of Business, Craig has authored numerous articles published in professional trade magazines and subscriber-based newsletters covering best practices in business development.  He also served on the distinguished editorial review panel for “The Accountants Journal” from ’95-’00.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Saint Leo University, with multiple technical specializations, he also holds a Master’s degree from the Business School at the State University of New York at Albany.  Craig has won over 20 individual awards for his past academic achievements, public service, and integrity (including the John I. Leonard General Excellence Award, the highest honor bestowed by Saint Leo, given to the sole graduating student who “best embodies the qualities of character, scholarship, service, leadership, and general excellence” for which the school stands). 

Craig has also actively participated in multiple forensic investigations involving criminal and/or civil fraud, working cooperatively with the U.S. Justice Department, FBI, Local District Attorneys, or the NYS Attorney General, resulting in successful conviction and restitution to funders.  He even served as Nassau County’s very first Commissioner of Investigations, while also sitting on it’s Ethics Board, leading all centralized efforts to root out waste, fraud, abuse and related inefficiencies.



Workshop Schedule


Learn the critical factors that lead to personal and professional success 

  • Defining your potential and understanding its importance
  • Discover what it takes to truly be happy
  • Recognize what will make you a “deserving” artist
  • Using the laws of probability to maximize outcomes
  • Knowing vs. Understanding what’s important

Understand how to reach your full career potential

  • Changing Behaviors (how good habits are born)
  • Knowing what you don’t know (the key to personal growth)
  • Effective listening and communicating
  • Time management (how to make the most of what little is available)

Find out what you're doing wrong that's holding you back

  • Avoiding waste, inefficiency, and ineffectiveness
  • Identifying common mistakes and avoiding them at all costs
  • Perception vs. reality (how to think like an outsider)
  • Best Practices (avoiding trial and error and unnecessary problems)
  • Feedback (the great unknown)

Discover a way to make a “living wage” working full-time in the Arts

  • Strategic Planning (working backwards to achieve desired results)
  • Learning to think outside the box (outcomes vs. inputs)
  • Relationships and teamwork (the path to success is not a lonely road)
  • Identifying and making the most of every opportunity
  • What “SAVED” (and other support groups) can do for you



The Artist as a Brand

  • Establishing your own identity
  • Communication, marketing, advertising, and promotions
  • Building customer loyalty and satisfaction
  • Attracting investors without giving up control

Art as a Business

  • Form (sole proprietor/DBA, partnership, corporation, non-profit)
    • What does a sub-chapter S really mean?
    • Why jurisdiction matters
  • Budgeting and controlling costs
  • Making a profit (cash is king)
  • Managing risk vs. reward

The IRS is not the enemy

  • The top-5 things you need to know about Taxes
  • Income, deductions, credits, and carryovers
  • Accounting, bookkeeping, and documentation requirements
  • Independent contractors and the “20 factor” test
  • Audits (how to avoid, what to expect, what NOT to say)

Making the Law work for and not against you

  • Contracts (words really can hurt people!)
  • Top-5 things you should know about intellectual property, copyright, and trademark
  • Labor laws/rules (danger zone)
  • Negotiating and dispute resolution

More about SAVED

  • What can you expect to learn?
  • Do you really need “saving?”
  • How does it work?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How do I enroll?

About Craig Love 

and select either a one-day or a two-day pass.

For Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions, click here.