Shakespeare in the Square Intensive Courses
ZACHARY FINE – Actor, Fiasco Theatre
WORKSHOP: "F-YOU Shakespeare!" or "How to Kick Bill in the Balls?" or "Show Me a Real Effin Person!"
ABOUT: Let's spend three hours knocking the crap out of Shakespeare until he's just a friend who we are having a pint with, but who also happens to be good with words. But those words aren't his anymore, they are ours. SWEET! Now show me a real human being, not some Shakespeareanized robot that is completely unrecognizable. So I guess the question then becomes, how to be you and somebody else in these plays and do it all while not being boring? That sounds like something we can mess around with for a few hours.
DATE: Tuesday, September 29th from 2:00pm-5:00pm
ERIC TUCKER – Artistic Director, Bedlam Theatre
WORKSHOP: "Directing Shakespeare"
ABOUT: What is it to direct Shakespeare when there is no concept attached to the production? When the focus is on the play itself, the story, the language and not on any prescribed theme? We will explore what the process could be when you walk into a rehearsal room knowing nothing other than the story you are supposed to tell.
DATE: Friday, September 25 from 10:30am-1:30pm
JUSTIN CIMINO - Actor/Clown
WORKSHOP: “Clown: Finding Your ‘Little One’”
ABOUT: This class is based in the pursuit of the clown in all of us: you as the "little one" who played with abandon and had no inhibitions, the actor with a desire to uncover the beautiful, the violent, the passionate, and the mysterious with an intense curiosity. There's no politeness, no worrying, no apologizing; clowning will make you work toward that messy, scary, FUN place of absolute generosity and vulnerability.
DATE: Monday, September 28 from 10:30am-1:30pm
CHUKWUDI IWUJI - ACTOR, THE RSC, THEATRE FOR A NEW AUDIENCE
WORKSHOP: "Shakespeare, the Actor"
ABOUT: "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action." An actor himself, Shakespeare gives us all the tools we need to perform his plays; often, all the direction you need is right there in the text. We will explore imbedded stage direction, hints in the verse, and other 'notes from the author'. The workshop will be followed by a industry Q&A with Mr. Iwuji.
DATE: Friday, October 2 from 10:30am-12:30pm