Upcoming Previews

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Reluctant Dragon

Elementary School Preview

October 15, 2019, 6pm 

Shakesperience Studio

Free Tickets ($15 suggested donation at the door) 


A shepherd girl races against time and popular opinion to protect and defend her dragon friend from other villagers, St. George the knight, and certain destruction. Inspired by the art of René Magritte, a giant set of Cuisenaire® rods and colorful costumes serve this production as it highlights themes of stereotype and prejudice, encapsulated in environmental sustainability.  

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The Sword in the Stone

Elementary School Preview

October 23, 2019, 6pm

Shakesperience Studio 

Free Tickets ($15 suggested donation at the door) 


'The Legend of King Arthur.' With anti bullying, gender equality, and environmental awareness messages framed in respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, fairness and citizenship, Shakesperience employs a giant soma cube set with paintings inspired by J.M.W. Turner to show Arthur’s journey from obscurity to monarchy. Sorcerer Merlin and brother Kai help and guide him along the way as Arthur meets his destiny. 

**Bring the Whole Family!

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Shakespeare Interactive Workshops

Middle/High School Preview
time & date TBD
Shakesperience Studio
Free Tickets ($15 suggested donation at the door)
 

Shakesperience’s signature series of Shakespeare workshops is designed with several versions for various age and experience levels. Two actors lead the audience through Shakespeare's language and times, literary devices, and universally themed scenes featuring volunteer performers. This small group access to the Shakesperience Teaching Approach, and the balance of workshop and performance, allow for the highest levels of inclusiveness. This unique format permits the celebration of the spoken language and empowers students with confidence and public speaking skills. Rather than condescending to the audience, Shakesperience invites them to rise to the level of the language. 

Testimonial
"Terrific! That was just  terrific!  They all had so much fun.  I can't believe that  you got the eighth graders laughing...but you wrapped them right in!"  Bridget Rappa, English  Teacher, St. Mary's School, Milford, CT  

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Mythology & Folklore Interactive Workshops

Elementary/Middle School Preview

November 6, 2019, 6pm 

Shakesperience Studio

Free Tickets ($15 suggested donation at the door) 


Shakesperience’s  signature series of in-class workshops on is designed to educate students by engaging them. Two actors demonstrate a honed teaching style to bring modern adaptations of these classic tales. 


For Classical Mythology, they lead the class in scenes featuring student performers, including Pandora, Persephone, Hercules, Daedalus & Icarus, and  more.


For Folktales & Myths from various cultures, they lead the class in scenes featuring student performers. The newly revised  workshop now includes an environmental theme, highlighted in the scenes,  including The Fox and the Crow, The Rabbit and the Turnip, Dola and Babi, The Shark King, Hercules and The Stables of Augeaus, and The Maneki Neko (The Lucky Cat).

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Macbeth

Middle & High School Preview

March 17, 2020, 6pm

Shakesperience Studio 

Free Tickets ($15 suggested donation at the door)  


This depiction of the Thane of Glamis’ tragic thirst for power holds our  natures up to the mirror created by live theatre and explores what makes  us human. Staging on atomic clock lends urgency to this dramatic  production. The Shakesperience Approach engages the actor and audience to examine Shakespeare’s plays as a catalyst for conversation. In Macbeth we explore freedom of choice, ambition and greed, self-control, and  allophilia - a positive attitude in regard to all groups of people.