“SHAKE ON THE BLOCK” workshop will help young writers shed the fear of Shakespeare and discover the magic, fun and some would say craziness of the immortal bard through playwriting, adaptation and performance. Students will work on breaking down Shakespeare’s broad array of exciting, complex plots and characters in Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, which they will then adapt for performance by adding street slang and modern English. Students will be introduced to the rudiments of the theater process and develop skills in acting, memorization, adaptation, staging and performance while using their imagination to create cool, dynamic new characters based on Shakespeare’s plays. These skills will benefit students in everyday life as well as on stage as they learn to experiment, take risks and challenge expectations. The workshop will culminate in a series of rehearsals and a final performance at Spaceworks in Williamsburg that will be free and open to the public.
*Parents can fill out the registration form but students should complete the “Writing Background” field, describing their background and interest in taking the workshop. Through the generosity of one of our donors, we’re offering the workshop for free. We will admit students based on the merit of the Writing Background statement.
- Professor: Modesto “Flako” Jimenez
- Dates: June 29–August 15, 2015
- Time: Mon/Wed, 3:30-5:30 PM (final performance Sat, Aug 15)
- Location: Spaceworks, Williamsburgh Library
- Ages: 13-18
- Class size: 15-20 students
- Cost: FREE
- Registration deadline: SUN, JUNE 21, 2015
REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION AT www.brooklynpoets.org