2019 Adult Workshops

Louisville Improvisors: Finding the Connection

Louisville Improvisors: Finding the Connection

The award-winning Louisville Improvisors present a three-hour workshop for adult actors and non-actors alike.

It’s not about you, it’s not about me, it’s about us. It’s about the relationship! Through games, exercises and scenework, we can learn how to get the most out of our improv relationships.

Participants will get a taste of performance improvisation from two instructors who are experts in the field.

The three hours will focus on listening to each other, building on ideas and working together as a team. But most of all, it’s going to be FUN. The Louisville Improvisors believe that improv is not just for improvisers.

Alec Volz, instructor. Read Alec’s bio ›

Chris Anger, instructor. Read Chris’s bio ›

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  • Schedule: Saturday, September 14, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Price: $40
Shakespeare Off the Page

Shakespeare Off the Page

The nerdy-coolest book club / geek session in town invites participants to step into the world of Shakespeare’s texts.

Get nerdy with us, AND get a behind-the-scenes look at Kentucky Shakespeare’s upcoming season!


Join us as we dig into the plays, treating them like the playscripts they are, and have a lot of grown-up fun unlocking some of the tricky bits in our casual, snack’n’chat, no-test-on-the-reading setting. Resident Kentucky Shakespeare actor/dramaturg (pronounced: professional nerd) Gregory Maupin will lead a group through three sessions aimed at helping you get the most pleasure out of reading Shakespeare on your own or with a group of other weirdos who enjoy this kind of thing, too.*

This March and April, in Louisville’s muddy semi-spring, we’ll be looking at the muddy offspring/parent relationships of Henry IV Part 2 and King Lear. Letting go of the crown isn’t easy, whether it’s to a ne’er-do-well son or a trio of daughters with their own axes to grind. While there’s plenty of contemporary relevance – and there always is – we’ll be jumping into conversations about…whatever aspect of the story interests you. (That’s part of the fun of these sessions, we’re told.) And it all culminates in a group outing to see Kentucky Shakespeare’s summer production of these plays and a drink/discussion after at a chat-friendly spot.

*This is primarily a series aimed at normal, decent people, but actors are not unwelcome.

Here’s what some past participants in past sessions had to say:

“Greg knows WAY too much to fit into 3 or 4 sessions, but…I am jazzed about further DIY exploration.”

“Greg’s workshop is great for Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike. I’m more of a newbie and ended up reading Richard II just for kicks–and understanding it. It’s the most unpretentious Shakespeare group you’ll ever be a part of, and so much better than 10th-grade English class (sorry, Mrs. Range).”


Henry IV Part 2 – Saturday, March 2 & Saturday, March 9


(Third session after a performance of Kentucky Shakespeare production of the play, TBD by attendants)


King Lear –  – Saturday, March 23 & Saturday, April 6


(Third session after a performance of Kentucky Shakespeare production of the play, TBD by


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  • Schedule: Saturdays 1:00-4:00: Henry IV Part 2 on March 2 & 9, King Lear on March 23 & April 6
  • Price: $60 for each play (3 sessions each)
Stage Combat

Stage Combat

Stage Combat class returns! Join Kentucky Shakespeare Fight Director Eric Frantz and discover how the pros at Kentucky Shakespeare make it all look so good.

You’ll learn the moves and technique alongside the history of why and how the masters developed their craft. And we’ll throw some hand-to-hand skills in for good measure.

• Longsword (Double Session!) March 30 and April 6 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.: $75
• Dueling Sword: April 20 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.: $60

All prices include equipment rental.

Ages 17 and up.
For more information, contact: kyle@kyshakespeare.com, 502-574-9900

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  • Duration: 4 hour sessions
  • Schedule: Saturdays 1:00-5:00: Dagger 3/16; Long Sword (Double Session) 3/30 and 4/6; Dueling Sword 4/20
  • Price: Dagger $40; Longsword $75; Dueling Sword $60 (Equipment Rental Included)

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For questions about Adult Workshops, please contact Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director, at 502-574-9900 or by email.

For questions about Stage Combat, please contact Kyle Ware, Director of Education,at 502-574-9900 or by email.