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Professional Development

Strengthen your voice. Focus your message. Empower your staff.

Whether you’re looking for intensive training in persuasive speaking or a fun, interactive team-building experience to reinvigorate your staff, STC Education offers a menu of unique, one-of-a-kind experiences. With the belief that theatre skills are also life skills, these hands-on programs explore the classical actor’s toolbox and its practical application to the professional world.

Email STCtraining@ShakespeareTheatre.org or call 202.547.5688 to book a workshop.

Workshop Topics include:

  • Acting for Business Professionals Intensive
    Adapted from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s popular multi-week Master Acting Class, this fast-paced, interactive guides participants in an exploration of physical presence and communication, vocal performance,  objectives and text analysis as they apply to the workplace.
  • Leading Roles: Communication and the Captivated Audience
    Capture your audience’s attention, keep them engaged and deliver an effective message that will resonate with them long after the meeting is over. Explore the techniques actors use to deliver genuine and spontaneous performances through exercises in active listening, improvisation, using language, and crafting character. Participants will add layers of awareness, spontaneity and connection to maximize the potential of every interaction.
  • Lend Me Your Ears: Voice, Text and Persuasion
    Focus your message and sharpen your delivery to inspire action and achieve your goals. Participants will explore objectives and given circumstances through a mixture of interactive and text-based activities, focusing on voice, language and rhetoric.

If your organization’s specific goals are not adequately addressed within any of these existing workshops, STC Education will collaborate with your staff to customize an experience that suits your needs.  Workshop fees vary and are based on the length of the classes, degree of customization and number of participants impacted.

“Exceptional educators… The workshop was really well conceived…practical and highly applicable to our docents and to our space. Both instructors managed to balance warmth and professionalism which is quite tricky but highly important, especially with our crowd, and putting people at ease and creating an atmosphere of trust. What was so impressive for all of us was their high level of expertise, which they used as a tool to teach and assist and not to show off their wealth of knowledge. “
Elizabeth Diament
Senior Educator, Manager of School Tours and Docent Programs
National Gallery of Art

Past clients include:
The National Gallery of Art, The World Bank, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, The President’s Own Marine Band, Washington Gas, Marriott International, Food and Drug Administration and Freddie Mac

For more information and to book a workshop, email STCtraining@ShakespeareTheatre.orgor call 202.547.5688.