In the Summer of 2020 Stuart's Opera House commissioned two virtual classes.
The first series was a five video, exploration of Queerness as an element of Shakespeare's works. In these videos We explore basics of Shakespeare's texts, principals of queer literary interpretation and how they apply to each other.
The Second Series, (also in five videos surprise!) explores the basics of Stage Combat as story telling. Going over basic safety principals and thought processes of how movement in combat can tell a story.
Both of these video series maintains a focus on play and comedy as a means to learning. They seek to empower the audience to find the freedom to develop their own style of interpretation of Shakespeare and stage combat as styles of story telling on the stage.
In- Person Classes
November 2021 with Children's' Shakespeare Theater
included a four hour clown workshop for children ages eight to thirteen.
This workshop included basics of Chekhov's imaginary body work, red nose clowning and even Lazzi and pratt falls.
Check back in The summer for another round of clowning classes!