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Repercussion Theatre and Geordie Theatre School bring Shakespeare workshops to parks across Montreal
Summer is finally here and it’s time for kids to hit the outdoors and have some fun! Shakespeare-Before-the-Show is a perfect way for children and teens to experience the joys of theatre in the beauty of Montreal’s parks. Geordie Theatre School (GTS) and Repercussion Theatre are teaming up once again to engage youth in an exciting part of English culture: Shakespeare-in-the-Park! This summer, GTS will be leading an Introduction to Shakespeare Workshop before select performances of Repercussion Theatre’s Measure for Measure.
“Repercussion is thrilled to be partnering with Geordie Theatre School again this year for our pre-show youth workshops”, says artistic director Amanda Kellock. “Providing opportunities for young people to engage with live theatre is something that both we (Repercussion) and Geordie are passionate about!”
This summer, GTS will be leading an Introduction to Shakespeare Workshop before select performances of Repercussion Theatre’s Measure for Measure.
In these workshops, youth will learn what all the thy, wilt thou, wherefore and forsooths are all about and experience the fun of speaking Shakespearean text! The 2-hour workshops culminate in meeting the cast, asking questions to the director, and participating in a professional pre-show warm-up!
“Geordie Theatre School is excited for youth from all backgrounds to join us in jumping into the passion, play and drama of Shakespeare!” Geordie Theatre School director Jessica Abdallah says that “the workshops are affordable, accessible and will be taught by some of Geordie Theatre and Repercussion Theatre’s favourite performers.”
‘Providing opportunities for young people to engage with live theatre is something that both we (Repercussion) and Geordie are passionate about!’
Following the workshop, participants and their families are encouraged to stay to watch the performance of Measure for Measure.
The cost is $35 per person, the workshop happens rain or shine and space is limited to 10 participants per class for the following dates:
Wednesday, July 17 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (8 to 12-year-olds)
Wednesday, July 17 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (13 to 17-year-olds)
Saturday, August 10 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (8 to 12-year-olds)
Saturday, August 10 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (13 to 17-year-olds)
PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU PARK, COTE ST-LUC
Thursday, July 25 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (11 to 17-year-olds)
Saturday, August 3 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (10 to 15-year-olds)
PINE BEACH PARK, DORVAL
Thursday, August 8 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (11 to 17-year-olds)
For more information on Repercussion Theatre and their upcoming production of Measure for Measure, visit https://www.repercussiontheatre.com/sitp2019-en/
At Geordie Theatre School, your child will have the opportunity to build a solid foundation in acting by learning the craft from some of Geordie’s favourite theatre professionals who are passionate about teaching the next generation. We provide your child with a memorable experience that will increase their Confidence, Creativity and Craft, as well as nurture their love for the theatre. Learn more about GTS weekend and after-school classes by visiting geordie.ca/about-gts.
For more information on Geordie Theatre School and to register, visit https://geordie.ca/gtsworkshops/
Geordie Theatre is Montreal’s leading English-language professional Theatre for Young Audiences, entertaining and engaging the imaginations of children and their families since 1980! Geordie celebrates the art of theatre and its impact by working with emerging and established artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create theatre that is provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. geordie.ca/