In Schools

Workshops

Our workshops are fun, interactive, and inspiring. Utilizing a variety of theater activities, group ensemble work, and performance techniques, our professional teaching artists guide students in bringing Shakespeare's texts to life while challenging them to think outside the box and delve into the deeper meaning of the plays.

Choose from one of our established programs or SOS teaching artists will work in partnership with you to create a workshop that is specifically tailored to meet your educational goals.

Trippingly on the Tongue

Two teaching artists will work with your students to bring Shakespeare’s language to life.

Using games and other theatre exercises, we will help students explore the content, language, and relationships of the play. We will also guide students through discovering how these themes, characters, and situations are relatable to their everyday life. 

*available for any of Shakespeare’s plays. We can also devise something specific for a non-Shakespeare play.

 

Max attendees: 25 (Can go to 50 if a black box theatre is provided)

Duration: One class period (45-90 minutes)

Grades: K-12

Price: $600 for up to 4 workshops in one day

 

All the World's a Stage

Two actors perform excerpts from the play to see Shakespeare live on its feet. Two teaching artists will then guide the students through the play to explore the language, meaning, and help the students to think critically about the themes of the play. We will also guide students through discovering how these themes, characters, and situations are relatable to their everyday life. 

*available for any of Shakespeare’s plays. We can also devise something specific for a non-Shakespeare play.

Max attendees: 25 (Can go to 50 if a black box theatre is provided)

Duration: One class period (45-90 minutes)

Grades: 7-12

Price: $1000 for up to 4 workshops in one day

Page to Stage: Hamlet

Page to Stage is a 45-minute AP English enrichment presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

Utilize text from the Q1, Q2 and F versions of Hamlet to examine the publishing process during Shakespeare’s time, how that process influenced what is universally accepted today as the work of William Shakespeare, and the ongoing role of the modern editor.

A presentational lecture style of information interwoven with monologues designed to support the topic of lecture.

Max attendees: Unlimited

Duration: 60 minutes

Grades: 9-12

Price: $400

If the above workshops don't fit your needs, please contact Nick Urda to discuss creating your own workshop

Nick@ShakespeareOnTheSound.org

This is an organized workshop for teachers hoping to utilize more theater and Shakespeare in their classrooms. Our approach is to support teachers in forming an interactive classroom in which control is given to the students.

In this workshop, one of our teaching artists instructs teachers on simple educational theater pedagogy, incorporating techniques from theater of the oppressed, Forum Theater, Image Theater, and Teacher-in-Role. Meanwhile, the Director of Education helps teachers effectively organize both Shakespearean and English lesson plans, and also points to some rewarding, thought-provoking moments that may arise out of a required text.

Our teaching artists and scholars are readily available to help you write curriculum and lesson plans, making your classes as fun and interactive as possible.

TEACHER'S WORKSHOP for Educators of All Grades

Shakespeare in 30 Minutes is for elementary-aged children. For more information visit our TOUR page.

R+J 4evr is for middle and high school aged children. For more information visit our TOUR page.

FOR INFORMATION on pricing, booking and more, contact Director of Education Outreach Nick Urda at nick@shakespeareonthesound.org or call our office at (203) 957-1006.