Friday, May 13, 2016

Atlanta Shakespeare Company selected as venue for cultural experience project

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company has been selected as one of the 21 venues for the Cultural Experience Project offered by the Office of Cultural Affairs.  This project will serve the Atlanta Public School students in the 2016-2017 school year.
The Cultural Experience Project was launched during the 2005-2006 school year to give every Atlanta Public School (APS) student the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues.  The Atlanta Shakespeare Company will be serving high school level students with performances of Caesar: 60, an hour long performance of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar directed by Kati Grace Brown and adapted by Andrew Houchins.  These performances, taking place in September, will reach over 1000 students.  By encouraging students to hear and analyze Shakespeare’s language, plot, and characters, these performances will meet criteria that directly ties to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and curriculum goals.  Teachers will also receive study guides before performances as well as post show question and answer sessions with the actors.
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s Education programs provide opportunities for students, educators and parents throughout Georgia and the Southeast to experience the power of Shakespeare’s language and dramatic vision through play, passion, poetry, active participation and performance using dynamic, language based methods.  We do this through interactive, fast paced playshops in the classroom; useful, in depth study guides for all our school programs and performances; in school and after school residencies of varying lengths where the full power of Shakespeare in performance can be experienced by your entire school and summer programs that delve deep into the world of Shakespeare performance and study for students and teachers alike.
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