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Educational Programming

Hoosier Shakes would love to workshop with you!

Listed below are our Educational Programming opportunities. 

Option #1: An Introduction to Shakespeare (class size – 25-140)

This option is intended for a larger, more group (ex: large theatrical class)

Interaction level: moderate

  • One 50-minute performance

Includes: 

  • Mini-lecture on words
  • Mini-lecture on textual development & cue scripts 
  • Shakespeare word game
  • Audience participation on Shakespearean insults
  • Scenes from Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet
  • Question and Answer time

Option #2: Shakespeare: Page to Stage (class size – 10-30)

This option is intended for a medium-sized group (ex: theatrical class)

Interaction level: high

  • Four 50-minute sessions 

Includes:

  • Session #1 – Cue Scripts & Rehearsal, part one
    • Repetition
    • Omission
    • Addition
    • Direction
    • Substitution
    • Listening, teamwork, reading
  • Session #2 – Cue Scripts & Rehearsal, part two
    • Character development
    • Props & costumes
    • Address, naming, status, relationship
    • Proximity, thee v. thou, here v. there
    • Action
  • Session #3 – Audience Contact & Rehearsal
    • Receive
    • Recognize
    • Reward/Respond actively
  • Session #4 – Rehearsal & Performance 

Option #3: Shakespeare on Tour (class size – 25-140)

This option is intended for a larger group (ex: school assembly)

Interaction level: low

  • One 50-minute performance

Includes:

  • Introduction
  • Performance
  • Talk-Back

Option #4: Homeschool Packets

This option is intended for homeschooled groups

Interaction level: moderate

  • One or two 2.5-hour performance(s)

Includes:

  • Performance 
  • Discussion/Activity Guide

Option #5 – High School & College Internships (6-week summer season)

This option is intended for students interested in various summer internships

Options Includes:

  • Performance
  • Stage Management
  • Front-of-House
  • Public relations (pre-season)

Option #6: Professional Development for Teachers (1-3 hour workshop[s])

This option is intended for teachers looking to improve Shakespeare-teaching skills

Includes:

  • Shakespeare on Leadership
  • Embedding the Bard in the Classroom