Playing With Shakespeare February 17-19, 2017, Ottawa Why: Perhaps youre timid or frustrated about the idea of performing Shakespeare? Or feel like all you ever get the chance to do are monologues? Or, you love Shakespeare but have never had the opportunity to perform it? Maybe you just want to spend some time reconnecting with text and character? Well then, this is the workshop to you! What: Open to beginners, intermediate, and seasoned performers alike, this workshop with veteran theatre artist Margo MacDonald will give you the chance to learn skills and play with the work of William Shakespeare. Using a single play, participants will be assigned roles and will approach the work much like in a rehearsal process. Youll learn how to begin and how to dig deeper. Youll learn about the text how to speak it and how to really understand it. Focus will be on using action and character to help the text come alive. Most of all, youll simply have fun playing with Shakespeare. Who: Margo MacDonald is the co-founder and past Artistic Director of A Company of Fools, Ottawas beloved Shakespeare company, now in its 27th season. ( Both in and out of the Fools, Margo has been performing, creating with, teaching, and directing the works of Shakespeare throughout her career. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa theatre program, the London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Post-Graduate Classical Acting Program, and the Banff Theatre Centre/Citadel Theatre Professional Theatre Program. Amongst many other awards for her work, Margo is a three-time winner of the Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Performance and was recently awarded Best Actress by the Capital Critics Circle. She is the creative force behind Parry Riposte Productions, with whom she is currently touring her smash-hit solo show, The Elephant Girls. ( When: Friday, February 17 – 6:0010:00 Saturday, February 18 – 11:00-5:00 Sunday February 19 – 11:00-5:00 Where: Ottawa, ON – exact location TBA Cost: $225.00 ($180.00 – CAEA Members) Sign-Up: along with any questions to [email protected]


February 17, 2017


Ottawa Art Gallery

2 Daly Ave
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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