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Staging Contemporary Shakespeare

Application Deadline: October 22, 2018

As the Canadian theatre industry begins to move toward 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.

What does the Program Offer?

Participants in this master class will discuss and explore inclusive approaches to Shakespeare. The program will investigate some of Shakespeare’s text dramaturgically, and apply methodologies for how we can stage the material in ways that have contemporary relevance, 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.

Who Should Apply?

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.

Artists residing outside Alberta will be required to pay an out-of-province fee of $100.

This masterclass is presented by Theatre Alberta and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as part of Theatre Alberta’s Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series.

Application Deadline: October 22, 2018
Program Date: November 10 – 12, 2018

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