Text Alive! is a free, semester-long arts integration program that brings Shakespeare’s plays to life through performance-based teaching strategies.
Students and teachers develop their knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare through a series of workshops exploring acting, language, and theatrical design. Then students apply their knowledge by rehearsing and producing a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Text Alive! culminates with a performance of an entire Shakespeare play on stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Public school English and Theatre teachers for grades 9-12 in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are invited to apply.
Text Alive! Fall 2019: Hamlet
Text Alive! Spring 2020: Much Ado About Nothing
- C. Maury Devine
- Julie M. Feinsilver
- Mark & Carol Hyman Fund
- The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
- The Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
- Patrick Michael McMurphy Memorial Foundation
- The Morningstar Foundation
- Nora Roberts Foundation
- Verizon Foundation