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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s acclaimed in-school residency program, InterACT features activities that get students out of their seats and engaged with the many timeless themes of Shakespeare’s works as well as the magic of live theater. Workshops are offered to schools and community groups in Nevada and California throughout the school year.
InterACT is a humanities-based workshop series designed to run from one day to one week, depending upon the school’s or group’s needs. These fun and highly interactive workshops feature activities designed to help students understand the timeless themes of Shakespeare’s works – animating the content from a page to a live performance. InterACT instructors, seasoned theater professionals and experienced educators, carefully craft each workshop to meet the specific needs of the students and schools that they serve.
As part of the program, students engage in acting games, group discussions and in-depth character analysis – approaching the text as an actor might – through fun scene study sessions where the students assume roles to bring a key scenes to life. LTSF instructors often perform monologues or scenes for the students, so they can observe different approaches to a character or scene.
InterACT workshops are designed to align specifically with the Nevada state learning standards for Theatre and English Language Arts. As a result, InterACT workshops supplement standard classroom learning and enable teachers to introduce arts education into their classroom and curricula.
The program is available to all ages, through English or Drama departments with age appropriate material pre-selected. InterACT actor/educators work closely with teachers to tailor workshops to class needs. Workshops are based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. Teachers may select one play or selected scenes from multiple plays. We also offer an Introduction to the World and Works of William Shakespeare workshop with a focus on the history surrounding Shakespeare’s life and works for educators seeking a general overview.
For more information about the InterACT Program, please contact our Director of Education.
Joe Atack: (775) 298-0175 firstname.lastname@example.org