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      Jesse Thompson

      Spring Workshop

      April 25

      Shakespeare On Its Feet

      Hamilton-Gibson’s Women’s Project presents a workshop on exploring Shakespeare up on its feet as spoken theatre.  This workshop, directed by Jesse Thompson, will give participants an opportunity to dig in to the language of Shakespeare, and to rise to the challenges that playing Shakespeare’s characters present. 

      Playing Shakespeare gives us the opportunity to explore our range physically, emotionally, and vocally. It is also a unique opportunity to look at our ability to communicate and reveal the meaning of language effectively. In the first half of this workshop participants will learn ways to develop their physical and vocal skills including exploring some of the basic exercises of the Linklater voice method.  

      Within the language of Shakespeare is all the range and subtlety of human experience. We will look at various examples of this, and how the writing style itself can help us uncover the heart of a character.  We will talk about ways of analyzing the text to be able to understand and convey its meaning clearly and effectively. Participants will be invited to bring a monologue that they would like to work on and there will be opportunities in the second half of the day to work on the monologues for further exploration. Text will also be provided for short scene work and other exercises. 

      Whether participants are experienced or brand new to the bard, this workshop will offer a fun and creative day of language and theatre for anyone who is curious. Participants will gain an appreciation for not only the experience of expanding ourselves through the interpretation and expression of poetic language, but also the how the language and stories of Shakespeare are still playable, relatable, and relevant to us today.  Registration information coming soon!

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      Sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

      Jessie Thompson began her theatre studies at Syracuse University and went on to study and work as an actor around the country for many years. Highlights include spending time studying and performing at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and being a long time member of the critically acclaimed Sacred Fools Theater Company in Los Angeles, CA. Jessie has been involved in the Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project since 2017.

      Summer Workshop - July 18

      Costuming for Community Theatre - Setting a Show in Time

      This day long seminar focuses on how to work with a director to imply a time period, either specific or general.  Cindy Evans and Clare Ritter will lead this Seminar.  In the morning session, participants will go though a series of activities that will help them learn how to research fashions from different time periods, and how to identify the most important features to be imitated and how that can be done on a community theater basis.   Techniques covered in the afternoon will include sewing from scratch, working from second hand shopping and using actual vintage clothing.  Registration coming soon!

      HG Women's Project 2020 Stage Production

      Shrew A Tale Retold

      Hamilton-Gibson's Women's Project for 2020 will be producing a full length production entitled Shrew  A Tale Retold.  When two strong people meet, will it be love at first sight or love at first fight?   Sometimes the object of your affection appears to be the  most desirable thing, then proves to be only half what you expect. The dark and challenging figure may prove to be your loving equal.  Join HG's Women's project as they explore the complicated nature of human relationships, love, surrender and partnership in this thought provoking comedy.  Shrew A Tale Retold can be seen in the Warehouse Theater @ 7:30 October 16th and 17th and @ 2:30 on October 18th.

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