AST is proud to offer a wide variety of Educational Outreach opportunities for schools and individuals. For more information on any of our programs, contact:
Education and Outreach Coordinator
This summer AST is excited to launch The Groundlings Company (TGC), a two-week summer Shakespeare intensive for students of diverse backgrounds from all across Central Arkansas. Students will receive physical, vocal, and character training from AST’s company of professional actors and teaching artists, culminating in a fully-produced Shakespearean Green Show that will perform before AST’s production of Twelfth Night. Click here for more information about this exciting new program.
A fast-paced romp through several of Shakespeare’s best known scenes featuring some of his most colorful characters, this 40-minute show is the perfect introduction or curriculum complement to these classic works. Geared primarily for middle to high school Audiences, the play is proof that Shakespeare is fun, with sword fights, audience participation, and more. “Wooed and Won” is an entertaining learning experience that brings Shakespeare’s timeless works to life and opens the door to a new understanding of the world’s most popular playwright. Wooed and Won is available year-round.
A 45-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical tale of intrigue and romance. Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been exiled to a mysterious island, alone with only its magical inhabitants for years. But one day fate brings Prospero’s greatest enemy near his shore, and offers the opportunity for revenge. This production is geared specifically for younger audiences, and will feature UCA theatre students. It will be available to tour in April 2012.
For both productions, AST will provide study materials, and we are always happy to have a question and answer session following the presentation. Workshops dealing with aspects of Shakespeare performance are also available.
Our workshop leaders, Monica Clark-Robinson and Josh Rice offer a variety of choices for your group:
Not Your Mama’s Shakespeare: Getting Students Excited About the Bard
To Be the Bard or not to be the Bard: An Interactive Introduction to Shakespeare
Shakespearean Monologue Workshop
Acting 101: Games and Exercises for Fun and Learning
$400 per show
$250 per workshop
Discounts available for our production of The Tempest in April. Just ask!
We look forward to bringing the Bard to you and becoming an integral part of your Shakespeare curriculum or community outreach!
Educational Outreach Coordinator
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