The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s District Shakespeare program is committed to bringing a classical theatre experience into every District of Columbia Public School serving grades 8-12.
In-class workshops led by STC’s nationally recognized group of educators and artists introduce students and teachers to Shakespeare through a highly interactive, performance-based approach. These workshops can focus on one of the following areas.
Workshop subject areas
- Language – It’s all in the text: Discover Shakespeare’s use of language and imagery.
- Acting - How does an actor develop a performance? Discover the tools actors use to create characters.
- Theatrical Design - Investigate how line, color an texture can be used to support mood and illuminate a play's themes.
- Stage Combat - Explore combat principles and how combat can engage the audience and move the story forward.
For more information
We hope this workshop will lay the groundwork for additional opportunities to engage students with classical theatre through STC's educational programs.
Contact Samantha K. Wyer, STC's Director of Education, at 202.547.3230 ext. 2112 or by email.