Modeled on BAM’s pioneering in-school program Shakespeare
Teaches Students, this intensive workshop brings Shakespeare’s text
to life through stage combat training, scene study, improvisation,
and textual analysis. Students examine and perform a variety of
scenes and monologues from the Bard’s works, and give an informal
presentation for friends and family at the end of the week. No
previous acting experience is necessary.
Your teen will:
• improve vocabulary and language skills
• increase physical coordination and body awareness
• deepen reading comprehension and appreciation
About the Instructor:
Melissa Brown is a performer, writer, director, teacher, and storyteller. She has performed throughout the US and in England and appears in the films The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, a Sundance and SXSW pick, and The Medicine Wheel. She has taught acting, writing, and storytelling throughout the country. Brown is the program director of Blueprint Summer Programs at Haverford College and a co-creator and instructor for the new education program at The Moth. Brown has an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.