Because of the global impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled.
We look forward to gathering together
in the near future to celebrate our shared love of theatre and generate new
ways to inspire the next generation of Shakespeare lovers.
Full-day professional development on May 2 featuring
artist-led workshops, discussion and lunch, plus a ticket to preview a
performance. Itineraries and workshop descriptions are below. Select one of
three options using the registration buttons at the bottom of the page. You
will then be given the chance to choose your workshops.
If you select Option 3 (which makes it a full day),
you will receive a promo code to attend a performance of Wendy & Peter Pan on another date.
If you are a teacher from Michigan, scroll all the way
down and select the Michigan Teachers option. You will then be directed to a
registration page where you can choose your workshops.
Option 1 – Complexity and Perception of Female Power:
Analyze the role of women as seen in Wendy & Peter Pan, Hamlet, An Undiscovered Shakespeare and Chicago. Develop contemporary, critical drama- or
English-based strategies that help in understanding the changing role of female
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Choice of
- Juxtaposition of Female Forces in Hamlet
- Exploring Wendy’s Neverland
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Choice of
- Comic Timing: Delivering the Funny
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Performance of Wendy & Peter Pan
5:00 p.m. Post-show
chat/Discussion (Add-on for $5)
Option 2 – Power of Social Identity:
Work with educators, advocates and artists on the
diversity of social identities explored in Hamlet,
Hamlet-911, The Rez Sisters and Wendy
& Peter Pan. Issues addressed
include coping with grief and turmoil, societal pressure and stigmas, and the
value of creative writing as an expressive outlet.
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Choice of Workshops
- Hope and Loss: Exploring Social Identity in The Rez Sisters,
Wendy & Peter Pan, and Richard III
- Mental Health Literacy: Analyzing Thoughts, Turmoil and Truths in Hamlet
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Choice of Workshops
- Suffering in Silence: Storytelling through Physical Movement
- Powerful Plenaries: Imaginative and Creative Expression
5:15 p.m. Pre-show
chat/Discussion (Add on for $5)
6:00 p.m. Dinner on your own
8:00 p.m. Performance of Hamlet
Option 3 – Make it a full day and participate in both
In addition to programming on May 2, Michigan teachers
are invited to an exclusive session the morning of May 3.
May 3: Michigan Morning
This morning session will include a special event about the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre as well as a panel discussion with company members on "Why Shakespeare Matters in 2020".
Choose the Michigan Teachers Options button below to
register for both May 2 and 3.
To register, please choose an option below. You will
then be given the chance to choose your workshops.
Workshop Descriptions for Option 1
Juxtaposition of Female Forces in Hamlet
Do the female characters in Hamlet have a voice? If so, to what extent? Discover the social pressures that divide the female characters in this contemporary perspective on the play.
Exploring Wendy’s Neverland
Escape to the wonders of Neverland as seen through the eyes of Wendy. Explore atmosphere and dialogue from the play to spark your own imagination.
Song and Dance: Chicago
Let rhythm and beat guide you as you learn step-by-step choreography for a musical number from Chicago.
Comic Timing: Delivering the Funny
Empower the laughter. Learn new strategies to age old comic styles and forms. This session focuses on the relationship between actor and audience.
Workshop Descriptions for Option 2
Hope and Loss: Exploring Social Identity in The Rez Sisters, Wendy & Peter Pan and Richard III
Using key moments in each of the plays, we uncover some of the characters’ social circumstances, dilemmas and overarching super-objective.
Mental Health Literacy: Analyzing Thoughts, Turmoil and Truths in Hamlet and Hamlet-911
Study the journeys of some key characters in these two plays and investigate the pressures that infuse the characters’ social and emotional well-being. An opportunity to discuss the various dimensions and components of mental health, and to safely address the subject in your school community.
Suffering in Silence: Storytelling through Physical Movement
Discover the art of interpretation as we cultivate new adaptations of an existing story. Workshop strategies and approaches will be ideal for all classrooms, in particular ESL/ELL/ELD language students, as a means of providing a creative common framework that encompasses curriculum expectations for all learners to succeed and develop critical thinking skills.
Powerful Plenaries: Imaginative and Creative Expression
Plenaries help us recognize the achievements of both the individual and the collective class. Discover new ways to have students articulate their learning with an emphasis on a personal narrative that amplifies the student voice. Explore a range of strategies and techniques for all learners.