SHAKESPEARE SCENE WORKSHOP
February 5 – March 10
Monday Nights, 6:30 – 9pm
Meets at 3056 BARROW DR. (not at the theater)
Final Session IS THE PERFORMANCE, on a SUNDAY NIGHT at the Theater
224 POLK ST., RALEIGH.
Work with a scene partner under the close guidance of the Instructor to re-create some of the famous moments from the plays of Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Macbeth, Midsummer – they are all available for this Workshop, along with all the rest.
Participants will spend the first five workshop weeks to interpret, learn, block, and rehearse two- or three- person scenes, anywhere from five to twenty minutes in length.
Scenes are assigned to participants in consultation with the Instructor. Scene partners are assigned in the workshop, or you can register on the buddy system with your own scene partner when you sign up.
The final workshop session is held on Sunday night, March 10, at the theater where we perform all the scenes for friends, family, and the general public for free admission.
For actors of all abilities and experience levels, ages 16+. The work will be fast-paced, so come ready to dig in.
THE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP
6-week workshop, Monday evenings 6:30—9pm
Class fee: $200
February 5 – March 9, 2024
Over the course of this class, participants will develop…
1) A clear voice that connects one’s body with the words of the text.
2) A facility with blank verse that includes an ability to respond to direction regarding verse.
3) A deeper awareness of Shakespeare’s work, style, and why He is so important to us today.
4) Effective strategies to work well alone or with scene partners onstage.
5) Performances with different actors that exceed the sum of the parts.
6) The use of one’s own sensibility in harmony with the text.
7) An understanding that 1 through 6 above comprise one single thing.
The final workshop session will be performances to which friends and families are invited.
ABOUT DAN DECKER
Instructor for The Shakespeare Workshops is Dan Decker, former Producing Artistic Director of the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company and author of “The Two Roses” a speculative biography of William Shakespeare published in the peer reviewed New England Theater Journal.