Shakespeare in Action is excited to announce our upcoming 2015/16 season! Tours, workshops, and our free library club are only some of the things that we will be bringing to your school and neighborhood in the coming year. We hope to continue fostering literacy, enhancing creativity and promoting speech arts in the lives of youth across Ontario. Take a look below to read about all of the great things we have in store for next season!
Returning for the 2015/16 by popular demand, Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop is a vibrant, interactive presentation that demonstrates how modern hip-hop shares many similarities with the themes, language and rhythm used by Shakespeare. Both are full of poetry, word play and lyricism, and both deal with what it is to be human.
The presentation features three professional actors, thumb-nail sketches of Shakespeare’s life and times, and key scenes & speeches from Shakespeare’s most popularly studied plays – including Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.
Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop brings alive the parallels between the world of the plays and their own contemporary experience. It’s the perfect complement to your in-class teaching of a specific play, in the beginning, in the middle or at the end.
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For more information, or to book a workshop, please visit our website!
Fore more information, or to book a residency, please visit our Residencies page!
Dates and locations coming soon. Check our website for updates!
For the past four years, community members from the corporate sector fearlessly took to the stage in productions of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors to raise funds for Shakespeare In Action’s educational programming. Their generosity has helped to foster literacy, enhance creativity and promote speech arts for youth at risk in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods.
Play announcement and registration information coming soon! Check our website for updates!
Over eight rigorous weeks, Shakespeare in Actions leads an innovative new program in practical performance training, based in theories of embodiment. We blend stage combat, dance choreography and Shakespearean scene study with urban art forms such as break-dancing and hip hop, culminating in a series of public performances in the neighborhood. The program is led by an expert team of theatre professionals.
The program is based on the premise that young people at risk need safe creative spaces that are stimulating, challenging and thought provoking. We identify and address root causes of violence, and create a performance that seeks to positively reinforce the lives of our young participants, and to engender pride in the community.
For more information on the Shakespeare Fight Club, please visit our website!
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