Middle School Theater Workshop
As part of our Middle School curriculum, each year the students participate in a week-long theatre workshop culminating in a performance for family and friends.
During “Theater Week,” students spend the majority of their time staging the play and creating and working with props. The opportunity to be involved in the production and to present the play to fellow students and parents is a great way to build confidence and public speaking skills. This year’s production was Postcards from Shakespeare by Allison Williams, produced by special arrangement with Theaterfolks.
The play opens on Shakespeare, who has writer’s block. Nothing inspires him. The best he can come up with is “Now is the winter of our irritation!” He pleads to the one person who can help him – Queen Elizabeth the First. Queen Lizzy, who could be a writer herself if she weren’t so busy crushing the Welsh, sends Shakespeare around the world in 30 minutes. Denmark! Venice! Egypt! The play is a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare as he desperately searches for material. Star-crossed lovers! Surprise death! Shipwrecks! Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark…