Teacher Days

TEACHER DAYS

MAY 2 2020

Teacher Day

Full-day professional development on May 2 featuring artist-led workshops, discussion and lunch, plus a ticket to preview a performance. Itineraries and workshop descriptions are below. Select one of three options using the registration buttons at the bottom of the page. You will then be given the chance to choose your workshops.

If you select Option 3 (which makes it a full day), you will receive a promo code to attend a performance of Wendy & Peter Pan on another date.

If you are a teacher from Michigan, scroll all the way down and select the Michigan Teachers option. You will then be directed to a registration page where you can choose your workshops.


Option 1 – Complexity and Perception of Female Power:

Analyze the role of women as seen in Wendy & Peter Pan, Hamlet, An Undiscovered Shakespeare and Chicago.  Develop contemporary, critical drama- or English-based strategies that help in understanding the changing role of female power.

8:30 a.m.     Registration

9:00 a.m.     Welcome

9:15 a.m.     Choice of Workshops

  • Juxtaposition of Female Forces in Hamlet

  • Exploring Wendy’s Neverland

10:45 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m.   Choice of Workshops

  • Song and Dance: Chicago

  • Comic Timing: Delivering the Funny

12:30 p.m.   Lunch

2:00 p.m.     Performance of Wendy & Peter Pan

5:00 p.m.     Post-show chat/Discussion (Add-on for $5)


Option 2 – Power of Social Identity:

Work with educators, advocates and artists on the diversity of social identities explored in Hamlet, Hamlet-911, The Rez Sisters and Wendy & Peter Pan.  Issues addressed include coping with grief and turmoil, societal pressure and stigmas, and the value of creative writing as an expressive outlet.

Noon            Registration

12:30 p.m.   Lunch

2:00 p.m.     Choice of Workshops

  • Hope and Loss: Exploring Social Identity in The Rez Sisters, Wendy & Peter Pan, and Richard III

  • Mental Health Literacy: Analyzing Thoughts, Turmoil and Truths in Hamlet and Hamlet-911           

3:30 p.m.     Break

3:45 p.m.     Choice of Workshops

  • Suffering in Silence: Storytelling through Physical Movement           

  • Powerful Plenaries: Imaginative and Creative Expression

5:15 p.m.     Pre-show chat/Discussion (Add on for $5)

6:00 p.m.     Dinner on your own

8:00 p.m.     Performance of Hamlet

 

Option 3 – Make it a full day and participate in both programs

 

Michigan Teachers

In addition to programming on May 2, Michigan teachers are invited to an exclusive session the morning of May 3.

May 3: Michigan Morning

This morning session will include a special event about the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre as well as a panel discussion with company members on "Why Shakespeare Matters in 2020".

Choose the Michigan Teachers Options button below to register for both May 2 and 3.

 

REGISTER

To register, please choose an option below. You will then be given the chance to choose your workshops.









Workshop Descriptions for Option 1

Juxtaposition of Female Forces in Hamlet
Do the female characters in Hamlet have a voice? If so, to what extent? Discover the social pressures that divide the female characters in this contemporary perspective on the play.

Exploring Wendy’s Neverland
Escape to the wonders of Neverland as seen through the eyes of Wendy. Explore atmosphere and dialogue from the play to spark your own imagination.

Song and Dance: Chicago
Let rhythm and beat guide you as you learn step-by-step choreography for a musical number from Chicago.

Comic Timing: Delivering the Funny
Empower the laughter. Learn new strategies to age old comic styles and forms. This session focuses on the relationship between actor and audience.


Workshop Descriptions for Option 2

Hope and Loss: Exploring Social Identity in The Rez Sisters, Wendy & Peter Pan and Richard III
Using key moments in each of the plays, we uncover some of the characters’ social circumstances, dilemmas and overarching super-objective.

Mental Health Literacy: Analyzing Thoughts, Turmoil and Truths in Hamlet and Hamlet-911
Study the journeys of some key characters in these two plays and investigate the pressures that infuse the characters’ social and emotional well-being. An opportunity to discuss the various dimensions and components of mental health, and to safely address the subject in your school community.

Suffering in Silence: Storytelling through Physical Movement
Discover the art of interpretation as we cultivate new adaptations of an existing story. Workshop strategies and approaches will be ideal for all classrooms, in particular ESL/ELL/ELD language students, as a means of providing a creative common framework that encompasses curriculum expectations for all learners to succeed and develop critical thinking skills.

Powerful Plenaries: Imaginative and Creative Expression
Plenaries help us recognize the achievements of both the individual and the collective class. Discover new ways to have students articulate their learning with an emphasis on a personal narrative that amplifies the student voice. Explore a range of strategies and techniques for all learners.


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Option 1 – Complexity and Perception of Female Power – $119

Analyze the role of women as seen in Wendy & Peter Pan, Hamlet, An Undiscovered Shakespeare and Chicago.  Develop contemporary, critical drama- or English-based strategies that help in understanding the changing role of female power.

 

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Option 2 – Power of Social Identity – $119

Work with educators, advocates and artists on the diversity of social identities explored in Hamlet, Hamlet-911, The Rez Sisters and Wendy & Peter Pan.  Issues addressed include coping with grief and turmoil, societal pressure and stigmas, and the value of creative writing as an expressive outlet.

 

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Option 3 – Full day of both programs – $159

Make it a full day and participate in both programs!

Complexity and Perception of Female Power:

Analyze the role of women as seen in Wendy & Peter Pan, Hamlet, An Undiscovered Shakespeare and Chicago.  Develop contemporary, critical drama- or English-based strategies that help in understanding the changing role of female power.

Power of Social Identity:

Work with educators, advocates and artists on the diversity of social identities explored in Hamlet, Hamlet-911, The Rez Sisters and Wendy & Peter Pan.  Issues addressed include coping with grief and turmoil, societal pressure and stigmas, and the value of creative writing as an expressive outlet.