Original Pronunciation, with Tim CarrollStudio Theatre, Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m.Using scenes from Romeo and Juliet as illustration, the director explores the implications of original pronunciation in the performance of Shakespeare's plays. Admission: $20.Israeli Folk Dancing Discovery Centre, Sunday, June 23, and Saturday, September 21, at 12:30 p.m. Created in the early 20th century by settlers in what later became the state of Israel, Israeli folk dancing is now a fixture at Jewish celebrations all over the world. Learn a few of the dances that the grandchildren of the characters in Fiddler on the Roof might have done at their weddings. No observers, please. Admission: $15. All for Fun and Fun for All Sundays, July 7, July 21 (added by popular demand!) and October 6, at 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Festival Theatre lobby near the box officeThis interactive, fun-filled workshop on The Three Musketeers for 10- to 12-year-olds immerses you in the historical time period and introduces the basics of swordplay. En garde! Parents and chaperones wishing to observe must book free tickets. Children’s tickets: $30.Tales Under the TentFestival Theatre GroundsWednesdays, July 10 to August 21, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.Gather under the tent for family fun! Stratford Public Library staff provide stories and activities related to the play on stage at the Festival Theatre that afternoon. Look for the tent on the Festival Theatre grounds between the Discovery Centre and Upper Queen’s Park. Suitable for families with children ages 6 to 12. Cancelled in the event of rain. Free admission.Storytelling WorkshopFactory 163
163 King Street
Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m.First Nations Storyteller James Adams, improvisational comedian Joanne O’Sullivan and actor and journalist Barbara Budd share thoughts, traditions and approaches to finding the universal myths of your own life. Admission is $50; pre-registration is necessary.Fiddler on the Roof: Song and Dance Thursday, July 11, and Friday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m. Meet in the Festival Theatre lobby near the box officeFind out what it’s like to be in a musical at the Stratford Festival. Company members teach you a song and dance from Fiddler on the Roof. No observers, please. Admission: $30. Playful Previews Meet in the Festival Theatre lobby near the caféBring the whole family for an active, on-your-feet introduction to the play you’re about to see. No observers, please. Admission: $15. • Romeo and Juliet Saturday, July 13;
Sunday, July 28; and Saturday, August 10, at 12:30 p.m. • The Merchant of Venice Sundays,
August 18 and 25, at 12:30 p.m. Tommy Guitar School Studio Theatre, Saturdays, July 20 and August 24, at 6 p.m. Bring your electric guitar and learn some riffs from the rock-’n’-roll score of Tommy. No observers, please. Admission: $22. The Foreign Exchange, with Donna-Michelle St. BernardUniversity of Waterloo, Stratford Campus125 St. Patrick StreetSunday, August 11, at 5:30 p.m.Honorary “Foreign Ministers” are invited to illuminate and ignite candid conversations about race and culture. Admission: $10. Shylock RevisitedFactory 163163 King Street
Date & Time to be AnnouncedWhat happens if Shylock is a she? A participatory exploration of the co-mingling of antisemitism, sexism and The Merchant of Venice. Admission: $20. Othello vs OtelloFestival Theatre LobbyFriday, August 16, at 10:30 a.m.Verdi aficionado John Zaretti of the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan and Othello director Chris Abraham discuss the play and the operatic adaptation and their respective strengths and genius, pitting aria against soliloquy in this face-off of masterpieces. Admission: $20.Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices Thursday, October 3, 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Friday, October 4, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 5, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm A two-and-a-half day interdisciplinary intensive for speech language pathologists, singing teachers and teachers and coaches of theatre voice with Christina Shewell, internationally recognized speech language therapist and voice coach. Course cost is $325 plus tax, enrollment is limited to 28 participants. Application deadline: Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday, July 11, 2013. Course Description Course Application Shylock Appeals Studio Theatre, Saturday, October 5, at 10:30 a.m. Witness the appeal of Shylock's sentence as argued by prominent lawyers before a court of outstanding Canadian judges. Admission: Free.
Support for the inaugural season of The Forum is generously provided by Kelly and Michael Meighen