“Portland Stage was able to bring Shakespeare to life for my students and provide them with an entry point into a challenging text and language. The actors and staff brought a high level of professionalism and talent, and a unique ability to relate to, engage, and work with students to enhance their understanding of performance and text.”
– Teacher at Gray New Gloucester High School
Professional actors perform a 50 minute virtual adaptation of a Shakespeare play, followed by a talk-back. This season we are doing Macbeth. After the performance, students engage directly with the text in an interactive virtual workshop with the actors and creative team. In these workshops, students practice effective communication, creative collaboration, rhetoric, and critical analysis. The program also comes with a comprehensive Resource Guide filled with information and resources about the play we are focusing on. Directors Lab puts Shakespeare’s language into the hands and mouths of the students, empowering them to be the artists, directors, and ensemble with the power to interpret the text and produce meaning.
Further Details for Virtual In-School Visits:
- The program runs February-March.
- We can bring the tour to your virtual, hybrid, or in-person classroom.
- Virtual performance is 50 minutes.
- Virtual Q & A’s available.
- After the performance, the students have the opportunity to work with the actors
they have just seen perform in interactive virtual workshops in their classrooms.
- Teachers will receive the Resource Guide 1-3 months prior to the visit.
- Workshops run for 45-60 minutes and can be taught to as many as 8 classrooms total.
Limited Engagements available February & March of 2021.
For pricing and more information, call 207.774.1043 x104 or send us an email.
Lincoln Middle School responds to Directors Lab’s Romeo and Juliet: