Shakespeare In Action Workshop Series

Our team of professional and experienced actor-educators bring our innovative approach to teaching Shakespeare direct to your classroom through our workshops!

Instructors take kids through activities.

Instructors take kids through activities.

Workshops explore Shakespeare’s world, demystify his language, and give students the necessary tools to analyze the play both as a work of literature and performance.

Activities are tailored to meet your needs, and are participatory and high-energy.

We can build our workshops around any Shakespeare play and cater to any grade. Workshops are available onsite in your classroom!

Workshops follow five streams:

Master Class Workshop

This hands-on workshop decodes Shakespeare’s text by removing the language barrier often associated with his works. By making action the primary means to understanding the text we make Shakespeare accessible and relevant. Through interactive language exercises and story telling activities, our professional actor-educators lead students to analyze and discover the meaning of the language.

Page to Stage

Through a series of lively acting, voice, and text exercises, this workshop introduces students to the professional actor’s approach to Shakespeare’s text. Using the clues inherent in Shakespeare’s writing helping them transform the work from page to stage.

ESL Shakespeare

For many ESL students studying Shakespeare is a daunting task. In this hands-on workshop our actor-educators focus on building the confidence to speak aloud– connecting students to the rhythm, images, and thematic ideas found in Shakespeare’s works. These workshops are fun, participatory, and give student the self-reliance to overcome challenges associated with studying Shakespeare’s language.

Shakespeare Rap Workshop

Professional actor educators work with a Shakespeare play of your choice, inviting your class to examine the rhythm and poetry in key speeches and their connection to contemporary rap.  Students are encouraged to write their own lyrical interpretations of a Shakespeare verse through the lens of Rap and Hip Hop.

Customized Workshops (Class size and time vary)

Always high energy and interactive, we work with you to create a workshop or residency that fits into your curriculum goals. Based around your available time and resources, we create the perfect program for your class.

Booking Information

Dates: Booking available year round (3 week booking request notice required).

Time: Each workshop is 75 minutes in length (alternate times available upon request — prices may vary).

Number of students: Up to 30 students per workshop/per instructor.

Contact: phone 416-703-4881 or email education@shakespeareinaction.org to book a workshop or for more information.

Prices

Consecutive Workshops

Book 1 workshop for $200.00 (HST included) for up to 30 students.

Book 2 consecutive workshops for $370.00 (HST included) for up to 30 students each.

Book consecutive workshops for $510.00 (HST included) for up to 30 students each.

Book 4 consecutive workshops for $650.00 (HST included) for up to 30 students each.

Concurrent workshops

$200.00 (HST included) each, for up to 30 students each.

Custom Workshops

Tailored to your time and resources

The workshops went really well! The kids were engaged and the workshop leaders were great! They got the kids into it and there was enough planned to keep the program moving forward, never a boring moment!

-Elementary School Teacher
Toronto District School Board

All three of our classes were so pleased by the workshops. The instructor was fantastic; she managed to fully engage all of our students! Wonderful job. We will certainly look into booking a workshop again next semester. Thanks so much.” 

-High School Teacher
Peel District School Board

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