The Sir Derek Jacobi Workshop was held on May 16th, when Mr. Jacobi was awarded THE OXFORD PRIZE

A hands-on scene class w/ Oscar-winner F Murray Abraham,

who worked scenes from The Merchant of Venice.

Mr. Abraham with Destro.



Mr. Jacobi with  with Ron Song Destro.

Sir Derek Jacobi

F Murray Abraham

John Barton

Brian Stirner


BBC Shakespeare

Edward Petherbridge

RSC/Nicholas Nickleby

Michael York

Roger Rees

The Addams Family/Cheers/Nicholas Nickleby

Mr. Barton has taught OSC master classes on Shakespeare’s Sonnets since 2008.

Ron Song Destro has studied privately with Mr Barton for many years.

“We want to thank you for an illuminating workshop and fascinating discussion with Sir Derek.”

“Thank you for putting together such a great day. It was so inspiring to work with F Murray Abraham and listen to his words of wisdom. I talked about the experience for many days after.”

Cicely Berry

Ms. Berry with Ron Song Destro.

RSC star Rees with Ron Song Destro

leading a Macbeth workshop with students.


“The Cicely Berry class… a privilege!”

“Just want to thank you for setting up yesterday's workshop. I don't have to tell you how terrific it was to work with such a master.

“Thank you for a most wonderful afternoon. Ms. Berry is just tremendous.”

“I enjoyed the master class with Cicely Berry very much... I wish it was longer. The immediacy of what transpired in those few hours was amazing... Thank you!”

Kristin Linklater



two days!”

I want to thank you for such a wonderful class. It was informative, fun; most surprisingly, it was deeply moving. Hearing Mr Pigott-Smith read that language, hearing how much he values it, understands its nuances and loves it really got to me. I was inspired.”

“I THOROUGHLY enjoyed both the movement workshop and Spacey talk. Thanks. I look forward to more.”

“Great fun w/ the Laban exercises... And needless to say, I swooned over Spacey this afternoon. He's MAGNIFICENT!”

“Thanks for the Shakespeare Masterclass and the Kevin Spacey Q and A. It was all very memorable and inspiring.”

“Thanks once again for helping to put together an entertaining, enlightening session! Kevin was fun, open, honest about his work and the play, and was truly inspiring. ”

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in your Richard III master was great to work with you again and I continue to learn something new each time. Last, but not least, the panel with you and Kevin has been a highlight for me as I continue to pursue this art. I absorbed so much information and inspiration that will stay with me throughout my career; I greatly appreciate that opportunity! The world of Shakespeare is so vast and mysterious that learning and evolving within this realm continues to be stimulating and rewarding.”

“Thanks for the master class yesterday... a revelation and a lot of fun.”

“Thanks so much for the workshop. She was terrific!”

“It was a real privilege to be able to work with F. Murray Abraham.”

Kevin Spacey

Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey

with Ron Song Destro.

Fiona Shaw

A laugh with Fiona Shaw and class.

Malcolm McKay

RADA/BBC/Shakespeare’s Globe

An acting exercise with

Ron Song Destro & Oscar-winner F Murray Abraham.

F Murray Abraham

Frank Langella

Frank Langella & Ron Song Destro

joking about a Yorick skull.

Tony Shalhoub


Please be advised that, while it would be rare for the OSC to cancel or postpone a Master Class, we are often at the mercy of changes in a working artist’s schedule.  In such an unforeseen event, there is always a remote possibility that a Master Class may have to be postponed or canceled.  In that unlikely event, registrants would be informed as early as possible, would receive a refund of the registration fee via PayPal or by check, and would be informed of revised dates.  In such a case, registrants would be reimbursed only for the fee paid and the OSC would not be responsible for ancillary costs, such as travel expenses or any other costs incurred in anticipation of or preparation for the master class. Otherwise, all registrations are non-refundable. 

Advanced Discounted $40 class spots are available for a limited time, and then $60 spots will become available.  Payment includes text class and artist Q & A. To reserve a spot in the class, click the appropriate link below.  After clicking and paying via PAYPAL, you should receive an email acknowledgment from the OSC within 24 hours. If you do not, please contact

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Master Class fees are NON-REFUNDABLE but may be transferrable to another person. Please reserve a space only if you are sure you are free for the announced date and time.

Although workshop details rarely alter, they are subject to change.

Matthew Broderick

Tim Pigott-Smith

Lea Salonga

Mr. Pigott-Smith teaches The Winter’s Tale

You never know who might stop by.  

Isn’t that F Murray Abraham?



Each OSC Master Class is different, based upon each artist’s preference.  Some guest artists do Q&As with the registrants, others engage the group in acting exercises or observe and comment on individual participant performances.

Please see the class description for each artist to know the type of class being offered.

Next Class to be announced here...
... Stay Tuned.

Next Class to be announced here...

... Stay Tuned.

Tony-winner Matthew Broderick

with OSC director Ron Song Destro


Frank Langella

“Ron is one of the most dedicated theatre men I’ve ever known.”

F Murray Abraham

“I have known Ron Destro and the OSC for many years, have participated in several master classes, and highly recommend them. Ron is one of the most dedicated theatre men I’ve ever known.”

  1. -Oscar-winner F Murray Abraham