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Fall Classes for Public, Actors Set to Launch

Shakespeare Theatre CompanyThe educational arm of the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in Washington, D.C., has two programs coming up for the general public, one intensive (literally), the other fashioned on the traditional assemblage of notable intellectuals for comfortable, cozy, educational discussions.

A new slate of Professional Development Intensives begins November 1 at the company's Sidney Harmon Hall. These sessions, with business meetings in mind, are intended to help participants capture their audience's attention and deliver an effective message that will resonate long after the meeting is over. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants will explore physical communication, vocal performance, objectives, and text analysis as they apply to engaging any audience.

Workshops run from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., and participants can add an hour of private coaching for a personalized experience. Workshops are scheduled for November 1, December 5, January 24, February 13, March 13, April 23, and June 5. For more information and to register, click here.

Acting for Business Professionals runs on Monday evenings November 6–December 11. In a fun, comfortable environment, participants learn how to listen and communicate more effectively and become more relaxed, present, and persuasive in public through the study of techniques used by actors and directors in the theater. For more information and to register, click here .

STC's Shakespeare Salon is an adult education series that provides theater novices and experts alike an in-depth perspective on the company's shows. Each session is filled with in-depth looks at the language, themes, and context of the plays and a chance to build a deeper understand of the production. Taught by STC Audience Enrichment Manager Hannah Hessel Ratner, each session also features special guests from production artists to company staff members.

The five-week seminar for the theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will run from 1–3 p.m. on Tuesdays, November 14–December 12 at Sidney Harman Hall. Salons also are scheduled for Hamlet (January 26–February 23), Heather Raffo's Noura (March 2–16), Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (May 4–18), and Lerner and Lowe's Camelot (June 8–22). As salon on Theatre Criticism is scheduled for April 3–17. The two Shakespeare salons cost $250, the rest are $150. For more information and to register, click here.

STC is also about to launch its fall courses for theater professionals (click on the titles for more information):

Additionally, Bruce Dow, cast to play Sir Toby Belch in STC's production of Twelfth Night (he did a memorable Bottom in the company's 2012 A Midsummer Night's Dream and starred in STC's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), will conduct a workshop 7–9 p.m. on Monday, December 4, at Sidney Harman Hall. His workshop, open to anyone age 13 and older, will explore Shakespeare's larger-than-life characters through physical exploration, improvisation, and play. Tuition is $30, but non-refundable. For more information, click here.

October 30, 2017

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