Frequently Asked Questions

 

Got a question about The Shakespeare Forum?

We have an answer!

 

And if you don't see your question here or the answer doesn't help, please email us at info@theshakespeareforum.org so we can help you.

Topics

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Education and Training

Open Workshops

Opportunities

Support

Education and Training

 

I want The Shakespeare Forum to come to our school! How do I make that happen?

Just email education@theshakespeareforum.org with what you are looking for and we will help build a program just for you!

 

What class do you offer?

We offer classes in Scene Study, Verse & Text, Clown, Stage coat, Alexander Technique, Auditioning for Grad School Programs, Physical Intimacy, and Games/Play.  Please check out our TRAINING page for more information on all our classes and other offerings. 

Can you help me find a monologue?

It would be our pleasure. Please email your question to info@theshakespeareforum.org.

 

Open Workshops

 

What happens at your Open Workshops?

Every Tuesday and Thursday, a diverse group of 30-60 community members come together to support each other and share best practices.  At the beginning of the night 5-6 people are selected to work on a monologue (or sometimes a scene - more on that below).  Each one gets constructive feedback from the room, facilitated by our staff.  Having heard the feedback, each person will have another chance to explore the piece again.  There's no pressure to work or give feedback - it's a safe, creative space to play and discover.

 

Can anyone come to the Open Workshops?

Yep! They're open to the public.  All are welcome!  Any given night might have accomplished actors, Shakespeare newbies, Broady and TV regulars, directors, writers, musicians, and theatre lovers of all kinds.

Does it have to be Shakespeare?

Nope!  Bring in pieces that mean something to you.  We get a lot of Shakespeare but we also get pieces from his contemporaries, from more modern playwrights, adaptations from books, movies, or songs, and original work being tried out for the first time in front of people.  You never know what you will get in any given night.

Can I reserve a spot to work at an Open Workshop?

We do not book spots ahead of time - we select people in the moment at about 5 minutes after 8pm at each workshop.  However, if your schedule prevents you from being in the room at 8pm, email us at info@theshakespeareforum.org and we can set something up.

Can I do a scene?

Scenes are great!  Before bringing them into an Open Workshop, email us at info@theshakespeareforum.org so we can help you cut it (so you actually have time to work on things during the workshop), and so we can schedule it so we don't have 5 scenes trying to go in one night.

If I can't work at an Open Workshop, how can I get more time to work on my pieces?

We offer both private coaching sessions and a variety of classes for additional work time.  Please see our TRAINING page for more information.

 

Opportunities

I want to work for The Shakespeare Forum.  Are you 

Just email education@theshakespeareforum.org with what you are looking for and we will help build a program just for you!

 

What class do you offer?

We offer classes in Scene Study, Verse & Text, Clown, Stage coat, Alexander Technique, Auditioning for Grad School Programs, Physical Intimacy, and Games/Play.  Please check out our TRAINING page for more information on all our classes and other offerings. 

Can you help me find a monologue?

It would be our pleasure. Please email your question to info@theshakespeareforum.org.