Touring

 

 

PERFORMANCES & ASSEMBLIES

A Midsummer Night's Dream  (Full Production)

Spring Tour March Through May 2018 ONLY
Grades: 6-12
Maximum # of students: 1,000
Price - $1,000

Description

Shakespeare’s classic comedy performed with six actors in under 90 minutes. A short talkback, included in the runtime, provides students the opportunity to analyze and interpret the play while making connections across the arts and cultures.

*Interactive, post-production workshops are also available upon request for a small additional fee.

 

Twelfth Night: Two-Actor Tour

Grades: K-8
Maximum number of students: 250
Price: $450

Description

Shakespeare’s famous characters are brought to life in this dramatic two-person performance. Students will be engaged through the opportunity to participate alongside the actors in a performance that focuses on conflict resolution and healthy relationships.

 

Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare

Grades: 4-12
Maximum number of students: 250
Price: $450

Description

This versatile workshop/performance covers three scenes from three Shakespearean plays cushioned on all sides with guided instruction and interactive discussion between students and our Artist Educators. Scenes this year are selections from Twelfth Night, Hamlet, and Richard III.

 

Shakespeare and Social Change: Ira Aldridge

Grades: 4-12
Maximum number of students: 250
Price: $450

Description

This member of our "Living History" series introduces students to Aldridge, the first African American actor to portray Shakespeare's leading men on stage.  The story follows Aldridge's journey as he breaks from the confines of racism in the 1800s, using his stage to speak out against slavery and racial injustice. *Note: This performance contains multimedia elements. Projection capabilities required.
 

 

KY History: Chronicles of the Commonwealth

Grades: 4-12
Maximum # of Students: 250
Price: $450

Description

As part of our ‘Living History’ series, Kentucky Shakespeare presents ‘Chronicles of the Commonwealth,’ an overview of Kentucky’s history from its founding to its involvement in the Civil War. Through the use of  journals and other primary source documents, our Artist Educators are able to bring the story of the Commonwealth to life in a fun and an interesting way.
Our Artist Educators present the following Content/Events/Eras Covered: Pre-historic Periods, The Great Dying, The Men & Women of Frontier Kentucky, Daniel Boone, Lewis and Clark and York, Abraham Lincoln, The Civil War, The Hatfields & McCoys, Stephen Foster, and Kentucky State Facts.

Living History: We the People

Grades: 4-12
Maximum number of students: 250
Price: $450

Description

This 60-minute performance focuses on the history of the United States of America and our rights and responsibilities as members of a democratic society. Our Artist Educators bring primary source documents to life, giving students the opportunity to ‘meet’ these historic figures and ‘see’ how they helped sculpt the society in which we live today. This program consists of two performance options focusing on different curriculum content.

Historical content covered:

  • - Road to the Revolutionary War (including the Boston Tea Party, Coercive Acts, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Congressional Congresses, and the Declaration of Independence.)
  • - Formation of a new government (Articles of Confederation, Constitution and the Bill of Rights)
  • - Manifest Destiny (including Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears)
  • - Westward expansion (Homestead Act, Transcontinental railroad, Immigration, Native Americans and reservations, Chief Crazy Horse)
  • - Social Reforms (including Dorethea Dix, Horace Mann, Seneca Falls Woman’s’ Rights Convention)
  • - Abolition vs. Anti-Abolition
  • - Civil War
  • - The end of Slavery (Amendments 13-15)
  • - Progressive Movement (Carrie Chapman Catt, Woman’s right movement, Jane Addams and the Hull House, Jacob Riis Photography, Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”)
  • - WWII (Japanese internment camps, Fascism, and escalation into the war)
  • - The Red Scare (Communism, McCarthy, and Senator Margaret Smith’s Address to Congress)
  • - The 1960’s (Civil Rights Movement, sit-ins at Woolworths, Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream”, Vietnam)
  • - Social Media and our First Amendment Rights

*Note - Schools that are 120+ miles away may be subject to pay travel costs such as fuel and/or housing if an overnight stay is required.

For more information or to schedule one of our arts education programs contact:
Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager
(502) 574-9900
hannah@kyshakespeare.com