Teaching Artists from Shakespeare’s Globe to Lead Workshops with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s PROJECT38 Teachers!
Cincinnati Shakespeare brings internationally renowned artist-educators to town to work with this year’s PROJECT38 Teachers.
A pair of teaching artists from Shakespeare’s Globe in London will be visiting the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company on October 22 to facilitate a day of workshops for the CSC artist-educators and the local teachers involved in this year’s PROJECT38. PROJECT38 is an educational celebration of the thirty-eight plays in Shakespeare’s canon in which each of over forty schools in the greater Cincinnati area explore one of Shakespeare’s plays, facilitated by classroom visits from a CSC artist-educator; the project culminates in the spring in a weekend-long arts festival in which students present a series of performances and visual art projects created in response to their assigned play.
Jeremy Dubin, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Artistic Associate and Co-Artistic Director of PROJECT38, said about the workshops with the Globe educators, “When it comes to Shakespeare, we like to think that we have some of the most experienced people in the area, but now we have the opportunity to be working with some of the most experienced people in the world. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with practitioners form Shakespeare’s Globe, an organization that is continually demonstrating how engaging, exciting and accessible Shakespeare is. To have these folks, who really are some of the best at what they do in their field, coming to work with PROJECT38 teachers and teaching artist is tremendously exciting, and we hope it’s the beginning of a collaboration that will continue and grow.”
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe (located in London) is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
There will be two workshops in which the PROJECT38 educators can take part. Mary McNulty will be teaching a masterclass on rhetoric, the art of using language to persuade. It was something of which Shakespeare was an undisputed master, and is a topic that’s especially compelling during this election season. Ms. McNulty was a member of the Artistic Advisory Committee during the planning stages of the construction of Shakespeare’s Globe, and currently is a lecturer at Kent University in England, specializing in courses in Shakespeare, Modern Theatre, and Dramaturgy. In the second workshop, Tas Emiabata will be delving into Macbeth, leading a physical exploration of the text that will experiment with archetypes and power dynamics, seeing just what can be gleaned about one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating couples. Mr. Emiabata is a London-based actor and arts educator who has appeared on stages across the United Kingdom and leads Shakespeare workshops across the world.
The workshops are on Saturday Oct. 22 at the School of Creative and Performing Arts and is invitation only to PROJECT38 Teachers. The workshops will include a teaching demonstrations with students, curriculum and activity workshops, and pedagogical discussion with Teaching Artists and Educators.
Meet the Globe Teaching Artists!
Mary McNulty- Mary gained her BA in English and Theatre Studies at Lancaster University, then spent some time in journalism before taking a Post-Graduate Acting Diploma at The Drama Studio and a Licentiate in Speech and Drama Teaching from the Royal Academy of Shakespeare’s Globe, and continues to work with the Globe’s Education Department as a Learning Consultant, developing strategies for teaching performance skills which are practical, text-based and draw on early modern theatre practice. Mary used her experience during the planning stages of Shakespeare’s Globe as the basis for her research MA: The Cultural Positioning of Shakespeare’s Globe from Wanamaker to Rylance. She is an Associate Lecturer at Kent University, teaching Shakespeare at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as courses in Modern Theatre and Dramaturgy.
Tas Emiabata- Tas’s theatre credits include I Do (Dante or Die/Almeida Festival); The Two Noble Kinsmen; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (2004); Anthony and Cleopatra; In Extremis; Romeo and Juliet (2007 Globe Tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Ed. Tour); Othello (Ed. Tour) all for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Other theatre work includes: Paul (National Theatre); Natural Breaks and Rhythms (Northampton); Oedipus (Actors of Dionysus); Woyzech (Theatre Melange); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Calypso Productions); Macbeth (Ludlow Festival); The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (RSC). Film includes Hippie Hippie Shake, dir. Beeban Kidron & Simon McBurney; Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown; Hidden City. Television includes: Murder Investigation Team (Thames TV), Neighbors (Grundy Television).
Tas is a Globe Education Learning Consultant and regularly facilitates workshops with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre both nationally and internationally. He also works with Southwark Theatres Education Partnership, Talawa, The National Youth Theatre, English National Opera and Emergency Exit Arts.
Learn more about PROJECT38 online here.
Questions? Contact the PROJECT38 Coordinator, Kristen Race at firstname.lastname@example.org