2019 was a year of enjoyable extremes for QSE - from the rambunctious revelry of our mainstage production, Henry IV Part 1, to magical performances of The Tempest by the participants of the inaugural Women's Prison Project, to the high drama of our creative development of the new work The Tragedy of Socrates. 2020 promises to be another year of exciting firsts and continued growth for QSE, and we are looking forward to sharing it all with you!
2020 will see the introduction of Instant Macbeth to the Shakespeare's Shorts program, as well as extended availability throughout the school year. Introduce your English and Drama classes to the plot, characters, and language of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies in hilarious shortened form!
Super popular with school groups, we will once again be offering several 6:30pm performances of our mainstage production, Much Ado About Nothing, each followed by a Q&A session.
In 2020, we will continue to offer our core In-School workshops in our specialty areas of voice, classical text, and forum theatre, as well as to extend our tailored residency program. Our professional artist-facilitators are looking forward to working with your students!
If you are looking to start the year with some practical skill refreshers, don't miss our ever-popular Linklater voice-training weekends, as well as our Speaking Shakespeare in Your Own Voice weekend. And we've packed the June/July holidays with additional training opportunities, with our Young Actor's Shakespeare Intensive for teens, and for teachers interested in professional development in Forum Theatre, we've got a week of Theatre of the Oppressed training.
Whether it be onstage, through training, workshops or community initiatives, QSE is so inspired by the students and groups we work with. We are delighted to be a part of such an engaging and passionate community and very much appreciate the dialogue we have with you, as we strive to make new connections and develop programmes that give voice to all involved. So, it is with thanks that we present our 2020 Season - we look forward to playing with you!