Humber River Shakespeare in the Classroom
Available throughout the School year starting in October
Shakespeare was a PLAYwright.
He wrote PLAYS...not WORKS
He wrote for actors, who in the Elizabethan Era were actually called PLAYERS
They performed in theatres known as PLAYHOUSES
Humber River Shakespeare’s Teaching Artists will take Shakespeare's stories and language off the page and into the hearts, bodies, voices, and imaginations of your students. Allow your students to discover why his words need to be spoken, need to be played.
Our PLAYshops can be centered on the Shakespeare play of your choice or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare’s language and themes
Our PLAYshops are ideal for students from Grade 7 and up and can be tailored to the specific needs of your classroom and your curriculum.
Our Teaching Artists are professional actors with specific training in classical theatre performance and experience in arts education. Our Education Team can work with your school to create a unique Playshop experience for your students.
Our PLAYshops are loosely based along 3 different themes, but can always be customized to meet your classrooms needs:
Paula is a graduate of Queen's University (BA/BEd) where she was a member of the Artist in Community focus track and completed her alternate practicum with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. As an actor she has performed with the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Theatre Kingston, Stage West, Dream North (Toronto/Whitehorse), Rose Theatre (Shakespeare in the Square), Humber River Shakespeare and others.
As Artistic Director for Humber River Shakespeare Kevin has directed Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, A Christmas Carol, among other plays. Kevin spent five years as Artistic Director for Toronto's Shakespeare in the Rough (2001-2005).In 2010, Kevin was the featured performer for Oxford University Press' OXFORD NEXT on-line Shakespeare Program.
Kevin has participated in the Teaching Shakespeare School at the Stratford Festval and has completed the Certificate Course in Arts Education in partnership with York University and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Sara Moyle Artistic Producer
Sara attended Ryerson in Theatre Acting and completed her degree in Creative Writing from York University. She has been an artist-educator for 15 years, working with students in classrooms from the GTA to New York with Expect Theatre, Driftwood, and Shakesperience. Sara also teaches movement and yoga to high school students.
As an actor, Sara has enjoyed performing in various Shakespeare productions with Driftwood Theatre, Shakespeare in the Rough, Theatre By the Bay, Spark Productions (Toronto, Philadelphia), Tempest Theatre, and Humber River Shakespeare.
Fill out the form below or CLICK HERE to download the Electronic Package and Workshop Request Form.(2.86mb pdf)
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Choose a specific Playshop for your students, or choose them all
You can customize your classroom experience by selecting your play, the number of Playshops you would like to book, and the number of students involved
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