Taming of the Shrew

A virtual upside-down comedic theatrical experience.

Ages 12 - 19

Virtual rehearsals:

Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturdays noon - 3pm

September 15 - January 23

Performances will be recorded

If you haven't yet had the chance to study Shakespeare works in a theatrical classroom, this is your chance in a no-fear environment.

 

In this highly active virtual class, you'll get to edit your character's lines, add songs, create your own styling, and dive into much more than "learning lines and blocking." 

Check out the Ted Talk below to get a sense of what can be done with this timeless writing.

Kat and Bianci, the sons of a rich woman of Padua, are ready to marry. The game is simple: the youngest can be won only if the eldest finds his equal. But Kat is strong-willed and not afraid to challenge the rules. Who will be able to rival him? The hunt is on.

Why Is This Different?

 

Most plays are licensed and adherence to exact script is strictly required, yet Shakespeare works are in the public domain. They are there for all of us to use, share, enjoy, build upon, be inspired by, and perform, in any way we fashion. His works provide timeless themes, and the elasticity to edit the content, as we like. We can take a play like Taming of the Shrew, set in a period when men ruled the world, and flip it upside down.  So let's do it!

In this exciting and experimental production, roles for The Taming of the Shrew will be played in reverse gender of the original, based on director's discretion. 

Accompanied by live music selected by the cast and production team, The Taming of the Shrew questions the essence of what it means to be feminine and masculine, and searches for answers in the realm modern day.

 

Price $225 + $25 registration fee

This class is a MUST for any performing arts student ages 12 - 19 who is looking to explore the power of word-play.  You do not need to be an experienced actor to enjoy the workshop. 12 students limit.

Please note:  There will be no required rehearsals between December 12 and January 2.

Stageworks Theatre

10760 Grant Road

Houston, Texas 77070

281-587-6100

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