Workshop Opportunity: Staging Contemporary Shakespeare







Theatre Calgary, The Shakespeare Company, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and Theatre Alberta are proud to welcome Dawn Monique Williams of Oregon Shakespeare Festival for a three-day master class (November 10-12, 2018) in Staging Contemporary Shakespeare.

As the Canadian theatre industry moves towards more inclusive artistic practices, directors and educators must continually re-examine and re-contextualize approaches to classical work. Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Dawn Monique Williams will lead participants in an exploration of why and how we can stage Shakespeare in 2018.

Participants in this master class will discuss and explore inclusive approaches to Shakespeare. We will investigate some of Shakespeare’s text dramaturgically, and apply methodologies for how we can stage the material in ways that have contemporary relevancy, feel immediate, and resonate with our audiences. Topics will include: casting, rehearsal techniques, setting the space/group agreements, production approaches/conceptualizing, editing scripts, and frameworks for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This program is intended for experienced theatre directors, creators, and instructors at both the post-secondary and high school level. Participants should have a strong understanding of and familiarity with Shakespeare’s canon, and experience in directing, producing, adapting, or teaching classical texts.

Interested in applying for Staging Contemporary Shakespeare? Apply HERE!

For more information on the rest of the Rocky Mountain Series please click HERE!