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Educational Opportunities at the Festival

Shakespeare himself once said, “Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” What better way to gain knowledge than to take an educational class here at the Festival?

There are a variety of courses, targeted toward aspiring actors as well as teachers and simply those who want to get more out of their attendance at the Festival’s shows. These interactive courses allow lovers of the arts to explore the world of theatre while gaining valuable skills and insights. 

Michael Bahr Presenting

For Anyone:
NOTE: These classes aren’t just for educators, but for anyone who loves Shakespeare and wants to learn more. The more, the merrier!

SHAKESPEARE SURVEY
June 21 - October 7, 2023
Tuition: $130 (does not include play tickets)
Registration closes August 12, 2023.
Credits: 1 SUU Professional Development credit 

Shakespeare Survey is a self-paced, individualized-learning course available anytime throughout the Festival season. Educators of all kinds receive SUU professional development credit for attendance at two plays, pre-show orientations, post-show seminars, and completion of online course materials. For general patrons, participating in the course will provide an elevated Festival experience by introducing a variety of lenses and broadened perspectives through which to view live theatre. Play tickets must be purchased separately. Click here to register. 

SHAKESPEARE FORUM
June 21 - October 7, 2023
Tuition: $260 (does not include play tickets)
Registration closes October August 12, 2023.
Credits: 2 SUU Professional Development credits 

Shakespeare Forum is a self-paced, individualized-learning course available anytime throughout the Festival season. Educators of all kinds receive SUU professional development credit for attendance at four plays, pre-show orientations, post-show seminars, and completion of online course materials. For general patrons, participating in the course will provide an elevated festival experience by introducing a variety of lenses and broadened perspectives through which to view live theatre. Play tickets must be purchased separately. Click here to register. 

SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR
June 21 - October 7, 2023
Tuition: $300 (does not include play tickets)
Registration closes October August 12, 2023.
Credits: 3 SUU Professional Development credits 

Shakespeare Seminar is a self-paced, individualized-learning course available anytime throughout the Festival season. Educators of all kinds receive SUU professional development credit for attendance at six plays, pre-show orientations, post-show seminars, and completion of online course materials. For general patrons, participating in the course will provide an elevated festival experience by introducing a variety of lenses and broadened perspectives through which to view live theatre. Play tickets must be purchased separately. Click here to register. 

Teaching theatre fundamentals

For Educators:

THEATRE METHOD FOR THE CLASSROOM—ELEMENTARY
June 28-30, 2023
Age: Educators in Elementary setting
Tuition: $300 (includes 3 play tickets)
Registration closes June 26, 2023.
Credits: 3 SUU Professional Development credits
Register here.

THEATRE METHODS FOR THE CLASSROOM—SECONDARY
July 5-7, 2023
Age: Educators in Secondary setting
Tuition: $300 (includes 3 play tickets)
Registration closes June 23, 2023.
Credits: 3 SUU Professional Development credits
Register here.

These professional development courses explore methods of developing and implementing drama as a method of teaching across varied curricula. The course will provide an introduction to the philosophy, methodology, and practice of drama as pedagogy based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. Tuition includes classroom materials, special sessions with Festival actors, and tickets to three plays.

TEACHING SHAKESPEARE
July 17-20, 2023
Tuition: $300 (includes 4 play tickets)
Registration closes July 7, 2023.
Credits: 3 SUU Professional Development credits 

Teaching Shakespeare is aimed at providing active and engaging classroom approaches for language arts teachers and others who teach Shakespeare’s text. The class will help you get out from behind the desk and explore theatre techniques to hook student engagement with Shakespeare’s text. Tuition includes tickets to four plays. Register here.

TECH FOR TEACHERS
July 24-26, 2023
Tuition: $300 (includes 3 play tickets and the opportunity to watch post-production changeovers)
Registration closes July 14, 2023.
Credits: 3 SUU Professional Development credits 

An essential professional development course for any educator or director! Learn the secrets and acquire the tools necessary to present a play from the technician’s point of view. Festival technicians create a hands-on learning experience of designing, building, and running a production. Tuition includes tickets to three plays, plus the opportunity to watch post-production changeovers. Register here.

The 2023 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival runs from June 21 to October 7 and includes Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane Austen’s Emma The Musical, A Raisin in the Sun, The Play That Goes Wrong, Timon of Athens, and Coriolanus, as well as all the experiences surrounding the plays, such as The Greenshow, seminars, orientations, and backstage tours. Tickets and information are available by calling 800-PLAYTIX or visiting bard.org.

What's On

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The Taming of the Shrew

June 19 - September 7, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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Henry VIII

June 17 - September 5, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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RADA Production

July 30-August 3, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing

June 21 - October 5, 2024

Randall L. Jones Theatre

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The Mountaintop

July 13 - October 5, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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Silent Sky

July 12 - October 5, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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The 39 Steps

June 22 - October 5, 2024

Randall L. Jones Theatre

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The Winter's Tale

June 18 - September 6, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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