Fall 2013 Theatre Programming
In partnership with the Great River Shakespeare Festival
NEW! Fight Club: Stage Combat 101 1 Day only!
Have you ever felt the need to slap your scene partner? We know how you feel. Violence is a part of the life we create on stage, and there isn't always a fight choreographer to help. Actors and directors need to know how to tell a clear story with violence and how to perform it safely. In this workshop we'll learn basic principles of unarmed stage combat that will help you create simple, safe, and effective violence on stage. Dress to move.
Monday, November 11 Ages 10-18 5-6:30pm Fee: $10
Monday, November 11 Ages 18 and up 6:30-8pm Fee: $10
NEW! Words, words, words: An Introduction to Shakespeare! 1 Day only!
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." so why does Shakespeare use so many unfamiliar words to describe it, and why should I care? In this workshop we'll explore Shakespeare’s language, learn why those "thees" and "thous" matter, and try speaking some of the most powerful stuff ever written in English. We'll explore how Shakespeare's verse helps the actor and discover how structure creates expressive possibilities. This is a hands on workshop where everyone can expect to speak text in order to discover how it works.
Monday, September 23 Ages 16 and up 4-6:30pm Fee: $20
NEW! Playing Shakespeare: Intensive Workshop
Great River Shakespeare Festival text coach and professional actress Gale Childs Daly will lead a workshop on acting Shakespeare. In this scene study class, students will learn how experienced actors analyse a scene, understand a character, find clues in the text and verse and bring a scene from the page to a full performance.
Tuesdays October 1, 8, 22, 29 4:30-6:30pm Ages 16 and up Fee: $75