Shakespeare is funny! Through theatre games and improvisation, participants will explore Shakespeare’s world and perform a scene from the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Discover how Snout, Snug, Starveling, and the other fairies put on possibly the worst play in the world for the wedding of Queen Hippolyta and Duke Theseus.
In just two hours, students will be acting out one of Shakespeare’s most famous and hilarious scenes. Get comfortable with theatre games and improvisations in the morning session. Then we'll break for lunch before diving into Shakespeare! Drama teacher Ingrid Schaeffer will introduce the text with a contemporary translation before practicing the scene with Shakespeare’s actual text. Learn the majesty of beat, imagery, poetry, and prose all while we laugh out loud!
This "day" long theatre workshop will immersive your tween or teen into the world of William Shakespeare. Participants will break for a half hour for lunch and should bring a bagged lunch with them.
Participants over the age of 2 should wear a mask at all times while in the Library building and in the Courtyard when social distancing is not possible. Presenters who are located more than six feet away from attendees may remove their mask to provide clear instructions. The health and safety of our patrons is paramount to us. Thank for your cooperation!
Due to the space limitations, masks are required at this outdoor program.
If the weather will be unfavorable on the day of an outdoor program, we will contact registered participants to let them know of any changes.