GAMUT THEATRE WORKSHOPS 2018-2019
Gamut Theatre is the combined ensemble of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company (HSC) and Popcorn Hat Players Children's Theatre (PHP). In general, HSC conducts workshops for students in grades 6-12, plus college. PHP conducts workshops for students in grades K-5.
Gamut Theatre provides significant discounts for multiple workshops for Educators: 2 of the same workshop conducted on the same day - 25% off. 3 or more - 50% off!
SHAKESPEARE AND CLASSIC LITERATURE COMPANION WORKSHOPS
All workshops are taught by the Director and/or Professional Acting Company of Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and most focus on HSC‘s 2018-2019 production of JULIUS CAESAR. All workshops can be customized for ages 12 years through adult.
Explore one (or more) of Shakespeare's famous soliloquies. Learn how actors do text analysis and ultimately use the text to make bold character choices.
One instructor. Length: 45 minutes. Student limit: 24 students maximum. Room requirements: best conducted in a classroom. Cost: $200 (expand to 1 hour : $260, 90 minutes: $350)
PAGE TO STAGE: INTRO TO DRAMATIC ACTION IN THE CLASSROOM
Gamut Theatre professional actors work directly with the teacher and students in their classroom to enhance understanding of the story! This workshop explores inter-character dynamics utilizing dialogue from a selected classic work. An emphasis is placed upon the setting in which the action takes place and the relationships between characters which influence their choices and actions. The workshop centers around a classic piece of literature. Gamut Theatre Artistic Director, Clark Nicholson, works with the classroom teacher to establish content. Current works open for study include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, The Glass Menagerie, Our Town, and most Shakespeare plays.
Two - three instructors. Length: 45 minutes. Student limit: 24 students. Room requirements: Stage, Classroom, or other clean, quiet environment. Cost: $300 (expand to 1 hour: $380, 90 minutes: $500).
This workshop is good for the Shakespeare novice who is not familiar with the play. Actors from the show lead the class through the highpoints of the play and provide simple “page to stage” activities for some of the most famous lines of the play. This workshop should be conducted before seeing the performance. Also available: Basic prep for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet
Two instructors. Length: 45 minutes. Student limit: 30 students maximum. Room requirements: best conducted in a classroom. Cost: $300 (expand to 1 hour : $380, 90 minutes: $500)
A student favorite! Students and teachers get on their feet and learn simple Shakespearean fight choreography using air (imaginary) broadswords for dramatic conflict, while exploring text in-depth. Helps students to understand that Shakespearean plays are more than literature, the words are meant to be acted. Air Broadswords centers around Julius Caesar, Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet.
Two instructors. Length: 45 minutes. Student limit: 24 students maximum. Room requirements: May be conducted in a classroom if desks are pushed to outside of room, creating a rectangular open space, “runway” style. Best conducted in a large open space or stage. We do not recommend a gym – the echo makes hearing instructions difficult. Cost: $300 (expand to 1 hour: $380, 90 minutes: $500)