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Announcement (Alberta): Registration For Staging Contemporary Shakespeare Is Now Open

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Announcement (Alberta): Registration For Staging Contemporary Shakespeare Is Now Open


Theatre Alberta and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity are thrilled to announce that registration is open for the first Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series master class of the 2018/2019 season.

Staging Contemporary Shakespeare with Dawn Monique Williams

November 10-12, 2018
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Application deadline: October 22*
This workshop is presented in partnership with The Shakespeare Company and Theatre Calgary.

Participants in this master class will discuss and explore inclusive approaches to Shakespeare. Under the leadership of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Dawn Monique Williams, participants will explore selected  texts dramaturgically, and apply staging methodologies that feel immediate. Topics will include casting; rehearsal techniques; setting the space/group agreements; production approaches/conceptualizing; editing scripts; and frameworks for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This program is intended for experienced theatre directors, creators, and instructors at both post-secondary and high school levels. Participants should have a strong understanding of and familiarity with Shakespeare’s canon, and experience in directing, producing, adapting, or teaching classical texts.

Dawn Monique Williams is a resident artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she directed The Merry Wives of Windsor in 2017. Dawn frequently lectures on contemporary Shakespeare performance and African American Theatre History. She is an alum of the Drama League Directors Project and holds an MA in Dramatic Literature and an MFA in Directing.

Current Theatre Alberta members in financial need are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Deadline for financial assistance is October 5, 2018.



*The application deadline for Staging Contemporary Shakespeare is later than usual for Rocky Mountain Series master classes. Please note that the deadline will not be extended.



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