Workshop Information

Shakespeare & Autism: The Hunter Heartbeat

Beginning / Acting
Presented by Ben Raanan

The Hunter Heartbeat method is a Shakespearean based form of performance and dramatherapy for individuals with autism, developed by renowned Shakespearian actress and director, Kelly Hunter. During this workshop, participants will explore the connection between the rhythm of Shakespeare’s Iambic Pentameter and students with cognitive disabilities through a series of drama games. Participants can expect to gain both an understanding of disability and the bard while also being taught practical exercises and games. This course is taught by Ben Raanan: a certified Hunter Heartbeat teacher, an ensemble member of Flute Theatre, and the Artistic Director of SpectrumShakes.