9/19 1:00-3:00pm Shakespeare Teaching Artist Workshop

Next Sunday, 9/19 from 1:00-3:00pm there will be an open workshop on Shakespeare Teaching Artistry in the Studio Theater. Led by: Jessie Chapman

(picture from 2019 NH Fall Festival of Shakespeare, Sandwich Fair Parade float)

Who should attend?–Anyone with an interest in teaching theatre, Shakespeare, or both. The workshop will be focused on the methods and pedagogy of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and will focus on the Fall Festival of Shakespeare model for teaching teens Shakespeare through a residency based after school program. Come and learn more about the program and engage with some hands on teaching tools for tackling Shakespeare.

Plymouth students have the opportunity to work on the NH Fall Festival of Shakespeare through practicum or an internship with Advice To The Players, the locally sourced Shakespeare company based in Sandwich, NH. Students working as teaching artists can serve as director’s or technical artists for the program and will be mentored by professional Teaching Artists. Several Plymouth students (and alumni) are working on the program this year–and there will be many future opportunities to get involved as well.

(Paris and Romeo swordfight choreography rehearsal in 2019 Fall Festival of Shakespeare)

Jessie Chapman holds a  Master’s in Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College, and currently teaches in the Theatre and General Education Programs at Plymouth State University. Jessie is the Executive Director at Advice To The Players (ATTP), a Shakespeare company that emphasizes education and community engagement. Jessie has been a Teaching Artist for over fifteen years with ATTP, Shakespeare & Company, and Lincoln Center Theater–where she  developed and administered a large scale Romeo & Juliet program for ten NYC middle and high schools.  Currently Jessie is serving on the NH Arts Standards Revision Team for the discipline of theatre.