Text Alive!

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Text Alive! is a free, semester-long arts integration program that brings Shakespeare’s plays to life through performance-based teaching strategies and exploring themes and theatre design.

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 Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Middle and High School English and Theatre teachers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are invited to apply.


FALL 2021: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

Professional Development Workshops: Tuesdays, September 21, October 12, November 2, and November 30 at 4:30 p.m.

Student Matinee: Select one date from the following: April 19, 20, or 21, 2022

Performance: Scenes will be recorded at your school. Recording: December 6-10, 2021


SPRING 2022: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Professional Development Workshops: Wednesdays, February 16 and 23 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Student Matinee: May 19, 2022

Performance: TBD

APPLY HERE




Program Sponsors:

  • 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