Waiting For Will

A one act - student performance
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Grade Levels 9th-12th

Format: Online

Duration: 2 weeks (flexible) 

Common Core Standards included in this class:

  • Writing (9th-10th grades)
  • Reading: Literature (9th-12th grades)
  • Reading: Informational Text (9th-12th grades)
  • Language (11th grade)
  • Speaking and Listening (11th grade)

We adapt our workshops to your specific State Learning Standards 

Undergraduate and Graduate

Format: Online

Duration: 3-Day Workshop (flexible)

Included in our workshops at the college and university level:

  • Exploration of practical tools for professional application
  • A deeper dive into rhetorical devices, and how Shakespeare applied them
  • A first-hand discussion about the world of regional theatre and Shakespeare

Waiting for Will: A One Act Play is a workshop where students read, rehearse, and perform the one-act play, Waiting For Will (written by company member Sam Ashdown). The play centers on Shakespeare’s historical acting troupe and gives students insights into WHO SHAKESPEARE WAS WRITING FOR and WHAT THE WORLD WAS LIKE that Shakespeare performed and lived in.

The Curriculum

READING THE PLAY

Students read Waiting For Will and learn about the history surrounding Shakespeare.

RESEARCH

Students research their historical character from the play and share different facts with the group. Teaching Artists add context and insight to fill in the picture of Shakespeare’s world. 

REHEARSAL

Students rehearse Waiting for Will through Zoom, incorporating theatrical elements, such as costumes, lights, and blocking

PERFORMANCE

Students put on a live Zoom performance

REFLECTION & CONNECTION

Finally, students reflect and make the connections about the similarities and differences from Shakespeare’s world to our own.

The Curriculum

READING THE PLAY

Students read Waiting For Will and learn about the history surrounding Shakespeare.

RESEARCH

Students research their historical character from the play and share different facts with the group. Teaching Artists add context and insight to fill in the picture of Shakespeare’s world.

REHEARSAL

Students rehearse Waiting for Will through Zoom, incorporating theatrical elements, such as costumes, lights, and blocking

PERFORMANCE

Students put on a live Zoom performance

REFLECTION & CONNECTION

Finally, students reflect and make the connections about the similarities and differences from Shakespeare’s world to our own.

F.A.Q.

What is the format of the rehearsals and performance?

We use an online platform of your choice to both rehearse and perform our one-act play Waiting for Will.

How does this play teach students about Shakespeare?

Students learn about the historical context surrounding the plays written by William Shakespeare and get the opportunity to speak some of Shakespeare’s most famous passages from Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.

How long is this workshop?

All online rehearsals and performances are adjustable in length to your specific class period or after school program. We can offer recommendations based on your class size and experience level.

Can this workshop be in person?

Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, all workshops are online. Hopefully, we’ll be able to come to your school in person soon! 

What is the runtime for Waiting for Will?

Each performance is unique but it generally runs 25-35 minutes.

How much does this workshop cost?

Please click HERE to fill out an application and we would be happy to send you a quote for your school or classroom. 

F.A.Q.

What is the format of the rehearsals and performance?

We use an online platform of your choice to both rehearse and perform our one-act play Waiting for Will.

How does this play teach students about Shakespeare?

Students learn about the historical context surrounding the plays written by William Shakespeare and get the opportunity to speak some of Shakespeare’s most famous passages from Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet.

How long is this workshop?

All online rehearsals and performances are adjustable in length to your specific class period or after school program. We can offer recommendations based on your class size and experience level.

Can this workshop be in person?

Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, all workshops are online. Hopefully, we’ll be able to come to your school in person soon! 

What is the runtime for Waiting for Will?

Each performance is unique but it generally runs 25-35 minutes.

How much does this workshop cost?

Please click HERE to fill out an application and we would be happy to send you a quote for your school or classroom. 

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