Workshop Information

Heavy Metal Shakespeare

Beginning, , / Acting, , Musical Theatre, Tech, ,
Presented by Alexander Evert

Can Slipknot be on the soundtrack for a production of Julius Caesar? Does Romeo need to be costumed in puffy pants and wield a dagger? Does Hamlet have to be a boy? As theatre artists, we are always striving to bring scripts to audiences in the most direct, impactful way. So how do we take scripts with 400 years of baggage and focus on the characters and stories? Examine how modern media and theatre techniques can make classical scripts as fresh and relevant as anything written today. Actors, techies, designers, and directors are invited to release preconceived notions and imagine how they would produce Shakespeare, and other classics, with their voice.