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NMSF Educational Outreach Program

Our Educational Outreach Program includes Shakespeare Comes Alive!  and Inside the Rehearsal Hall.  Due to funding we’ve received in the form of grants and sponsorships, we can offer your group or organization any one or a combination of exciting activities completely free of charge.  

 

  • Shakespeare Comes Alive!  (currently suspended due to the Covid pandemic)
    We come to you! If you have a classroom full of students studying Shakespeare, a group of adults interested in performing or learning more about Shakespeare in performance, or even a group of young children eager to learn more about “playing” Shakespeare, we can help! We can tailor these presentations to your needs. Following are some examples:

    - Actors perform scenes and monologues from a variety of plays and talk about the character development process.
    - Directors and/or designers discuss the process through which they take a script and prepare to mount it for production.
    - Actors and/or Directors create workshops to teach Shakespeare in performance.
    - Actors and/or Directors provide feedback to aspiring performers on prepared material.

 

  • In the Rehearsal Hall (Pre-recorded video and video conferencing)

    During the Covid pandemic, because group gatherings have been impossible, we have created a new method of getting our educational work out to the public.  We are creating videos of our company members in rehearsal Using both monologues and scene work we are demonstrating how we decipher the language, interpret meaning, develop character, make choices and analyze for staging and movement.  Additionally, we can potentially set up a video-conference after viewing the videos for your group in which we can answer questions and further discuss decisions.  

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    What does it mean?  Shakespeare has written some of the greatest stories and most interesting and multi-layered characters in the English language.  They have the ability to teach us what it is to be human.  But they can be so difficult to understand!  How do modern actors and a modern audience learn to comprehend his language?  Using scenes and monologues from various plays, how we go from words on a page to a living, breathing character.

     

Who Was Shakespeare and Why Do We Care?
(a discussion about the importance and relevance of Shakespeare with the artistic director and company members)
 

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