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Huntington @ HomeSchool - Guest Lectures

The Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department recognizes the challenges of remote learning, as all schools across the Commonwealth have closed due to Coronavirus.

We have curated a collection of classes and workshops that our staff and staff across the Huntington are willing to teach remotely, designed to last between 30 and 60 minutes. Please register at the link below if you are interested. 

We are offering guest lectures, in which the teaching artist will reach out to you directly to set up a time to remotely offer the workshop live to your class. If you're looking for something that is not included in this list, fill out the final question in the form to request a workshop and we will do our best to get you in touch with someone. These classes are offered via Zoom. If you use a different virtual platform for your classes, please specify when you are coordinating with the Huntington’s Instructor.

Our courses can be taught to middle and high school students. We cannot offer classes to students younger than that at this time.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at education@huntingtontheatre.org.

REGISTER HERE

We are currently offering: 

COURSES IN ACTING AND DIRECTING 
COURSES IN SHAKESPEARE
COURSES IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
COURSES IN PLAYWRITING
COURSES IN THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
OTHER COURSES


COURSES OFFERED IN ACTING AND DIRECTING


THE ACTORS WARM UP
Instructor: Marisa Jones, Education Associate

Mind, Voice and Body exercises which prepare an individual for class, rehearsal or performance. An instrumental part of the actor’s toolbox guided by Education Associate Marisa Jones.

DIRECTING 101
Instructor: Daniel Begin, Manager of Education Operations

So you’re a high school student, and you want to direct. Here’s what you need to know. This quick delve into directing will give students everything they need to know to start their directing career.

DEVISED THEATRE
Instructor: Logan Nelson, Education Apprentice

Creating and implementing devising techniques, and why we devise theatre-- a process sometimes known as playmaking. Useful for creating scenes, plays, or conversations surrounding social change.

DIALECTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Instructor: Dylan C. Wack, Education and Access Associate

A crash course in tactics and tricks for dialect work, with a focus on a handful of dialects of the British Isles (Estuary, Received Pronunciation, Irish, and Scottish dialects). Using a single monologue to practice the changes in vowel sounds and can also coach specific work as requested by the classroom teacher.


COURSES OFFERED IN SHAKESPEARE


IAMBIC PENTAMETER – HOW IT IS USED IN PERFORMANCE
Instructor: Dylan C. Wack, Education and Access Associate

An intro to the ins and outs of Iambic Pentameter as used by William Shakespeare. Why and how it is used in performance, and how it can help you read and understand Shakespeare’s plays.

THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND
Instructor: Dylan C. Wack, Education and Access Associate

A crash course in the culture around theatre in the Elizabethan age, including the styles of theatres, parts of theatres, and who would attend. A historical point of reference to go along with your reading of Shakespeare’s plays.

SHAKESPEARE'S GENRES: TRAGEDY, COMEDY, HISTORY, & ROMANCE
Instructor: Regine Vital, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction

This class will consider the differences between the genres of Shakespeare's plays and how they operate.

SHAKESPEARE'S PROBLEMS: THE PROBLEM PLAYS
Instructor: Regine Vital, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction

Why are some Shakespeare plays called "problem plays"? This class will consider the so called "problems" in Shakespeare's canon.

EARLY MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA, THEATRE, AND PERFORMANCE (1550-1642)
Instructor: Regine Vital, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction

This class will consider the theatre industry of in England from approx. 1550-1642, including its playhouses and productions, as well as its cultural and political significance.

COURSES OFFERED IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE


COMEDIES OF MANNERS
Instructor: Dylan C. Wack, Education and Access Associate

A crash course into the styles and uses of Comedies of Manners, including the works of Wilde, Wyncherly, and Coward. What they are, why they are funny, and how to read them.

RESTORATION DRAMA
Instructor: Regine Vital, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction

When Charles II took the throne in 1660 after the Interregnum, theatre and performance came back as well. This class explores what sorts of plays were performed and how they might have been different from the Elizabethan period of drama.

COURSES OFFERED IN PLAYWRITING


PLAYWRITING--FIRST STEPS IN WRITING YOUR PLAY
Instructor: Dylan C. Wack, Education and Access Associate

A writing workshop that will practice the first steps of writing your play--character development, setting, and conflict. The best way to start writing is to start writing, so we will create one page of material that can be your starting place.

COURSES OFFERED IN THEATRE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE


SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION- ARTS IN ACTION
Instructor: Daniel Begin, Manager of Education Operations

Art is developed, shared, and appreciated in community contexts. This class will quickly examine the connections between art and community. Topics address include audience engaged, arts education, access, and arts policy.

OTHER COURSES OFFERED

BLACK-OUT POETRY
Instructor: J. Sebastián Alberdi, Literary Associate

An introduction to black-out poetry, what it is, how it works, some examples from famous black-out poets. A crash-course in taking existing work and creating poetry from it.


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