The Utah Shakespeare Festival has been touring its Shakespeare-in-the-street on the streets for twenty-eight years, bringing Shakespeare to schools and rural communities across the Ant and Mountain West. This year, for the first time, Turing’s production will be Shakespeare’s favorite Unreasonable noise.
This seventy-five minute long drama is followed by a talkback where the actors interact directly with the audience. Later, three workshops were found, and the actors shared what they knew with students about stage battles, Shakespeare’s lessons, and improvements and performances.
Michael Bahr, director of education, described the play as a story of morality, words, social guidelines and our own pride when we use language as a weapon.
“A colorful battle of the intellect”, the production will be a quick-fire, comic and fruitful competition, connecting between marriage, masks and military gestures and facing love and romance, “Bahr said.” Love is surprisingly complex, weak, and its core Talk about rubbing salt in my wounds – d’oh! Once we put our weapons and ields aside and let people be their own. “
It’s a funny, light humor that deals with very dark, fruitful issues and makes Bahr think that “everyone likes it.”
Eight professional actors will travel, traveling to Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming and performing sixty-five performances. “The actors are selected from a national search, and we look for high-quality actors who are also great teachers who are good with Shakespeare’s text,” Bahr said. A stage manager, tour manager, company manager, technician and director will also travel.
Betsy Mugavero, who has appeared in numerous festival plays, for example Romeo and Juliet, Will Book, And Macbeth, Will direct the play.
The educational tour began in 1955, with artistic director Brian Vaughn first a member of the Turing Company. For the purpose of inspiration, teaching and entertainment, the tour brings professional performances to middle and high schools across the West.
“I love that we take Shakespeare’s performances to their school,” Bahr said. “For many of these people, this is the first time they have seen a Shakespeare or professional performance. It is a life-changing event. ”
Since these productions are designed for travel, students and teachers in schools can get an idea of how to create their plays. “Become an example of what they can do in their own school,” Bahr said. “I told a teacher,‘ I didn’t know how I was going to do it Annie, And I just found it.
Bahr said he likes it too, because since the actors come from different backgrounds, students will meet and identify with at least one cast member. “When students see these actors and can talkback with them, they say, ‘Wow, I could do it,'” Bahr said. “I love when a student sees themselves on stage.”
To request a trip to your school, or for more information, visit the tour web page at bard.org/tour, call 435-865-8333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.