PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Any of my professional acting classes can be adapted for young students, either in schools, as a private tutor, or for home-schooling groups. Scroll down for more details!
If you're a teacher, school administrator, or parent and you would like to know more, contact me and we can work out the details.
SHAKESPEARE FOR TEENS
I have directed over 80 school Shakespeare productions.
Working with your students, I will guide them through the complexities of Shakespeare's texts and transform their fears into confident curiosity. Together we will explore how Shakespeare's plays are accessible, dynamic, and deeply relevant.
I will teach young performers how to find their own unique authentic voice within the text.
SHAKESPEARE - TEXT
The goal is to provide students with all the tools they need to understand and command Shakespeare’s text
I will teach students how Shakespeare’s use of verse forms and his masterful array of literary devices create a melodious text that students can learn to appreciate and use to their advantage during performance. Exploring iambic pentameter, literary devices, punctuation, and additional textual clues Shakespeare provides through his verse arrangements, these classes will provide a solid foundation from which to be able students to understand and speak Shakespeare's text with confidence.
SHAKESPEARE - HISTORY
Each class I work with will create a unique timeline of events through Shakespeare's life and times, forming a springboard for stories and vignettes that teen students will delight in. We will explore how events of the day paved the way for Shakespeare to become a force of history, and how those events impact our lives to this day.