A pair of teaching artists from Shakespeare’s Globe in London will be visiting the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) Oct. 22 to facilitate a day of workshops for the CSC artist-educators and local teachers involved in this year’s PROJECT38.
PROJECT38 is an educational celebration of the 38 plays in Shakespeare’s canon in which each of more than 40 schools in the greater Cincinnati area explore one of Shakespeare’s plays, facilitated by classroom visits from a CSC artist-educator. The project culminates in the spring in a weekend-long arts festival in which students present a series of performances and visual art projects created in response to their assigned play.
“When it comes to Shakespeare, we like to think that we have some of the most experienced people in the area, but now we have the opportunity to be working with some of the most experienced people in the world," Jeremy Dubin, CSC artistic associate and coartistic director of PROJECT38, said in a press release about the workshops with the Globe educators. "We couldn’t be more excited to be working with practitioners from Shakespeare’s Globe, an organization that is continually demonstrating how engaging, exciting, and accessible Shakespeare is. To have these folks, who really are some of the best at what they do in their field, coming to work with PROJECT38 teachers and teaching artists is tremendously exciting, and we hope it’s the beginning of a collaboration that will continue and grow.”
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe (located in London) is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration through performance of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote. Combined, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour, and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
The PROJECT38 educators can take part in two workshops.
Mary McNulty will be teaching a master class on rhetoric, the art of using language to persuade. It was something of which Shakespeare was an undisputed master, and is a topic that’s especially compelling during this election season. McNulty was a member of the Artistic Advisory Committee during the planning stages of the construction of Shakespeare’s Globe and currently is a lecturer at Kent University in England, specializing in courses in Shakespeare, modern theatre, and dramaturgy.
In the second workshop, Tas Emiabata will be delving into Macbeth, leading a physical exploration of the text that will experiment with archetypes and power dynamics, seeing just what can be gleaned about one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating couples. Emiabata is a London-based actor and arts educator who has appeared on stages across the United Kingdom and leads Shakespeare workshops around the world.
The workshops are on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the School of Creative and Performing Arts and are by invitation only to PROJECT38 teachers. The workshops will include a teaching demonstration with students, curriculum, and activity workshops, and pedagogical discussion with teaching artists and educators.
October 19, 2016