Fearless Shakespeare - $400
Taught by Joseph Fuqua and Louis Lotorto
Jun. 15 – Jul. 10, 2020
Mon. - Fri.
10:00 am. - 1:00 p.m.
Performance Stream available for a limited time, July 11 - 19
Ages 15-25 Accepted by Audition Only
Shakespeare zooms into the 21st century, literally, as workshop participants gather online to bring one of the Bard’s literary masterpieces to the screen! Over an intensive four-week period, students learn about Shakespeare’s world, script analysis, scansion and verse, physical and emotional character development, and vocal production. The course culminates in an online performance that explores storytelling using modern video, audio, and digital technologies. Classes are taught by award-winning actor-directors Joseph Fuqua (Yale School of Drama/Actor’s Theatre of Louisville) and Louis Lortorto (Shakespeare Theatre in D.C./Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Both appeared in Rubicon’s King Lear and The Tempest and Fuqua played the title role in the company’s Hamlet. Past participants in the program have commented on the growth they have experienced from working as a close-knit ensemble, connecting with and gaining strength from their fellow actors and mentors. As with the Musical Theatre Production course, this workshop gives students access to top Broadway and West-End professionals through the Inside the Artist’s Process interview series. Only registered students may be a part of the Q&A (see Additional Offerings below).
Auditions: A very simple video is required; if you are new to the theatre, please don’t be intimidated. We want to get a sense of where you are on your artistic journey.