Shakespeare in the Schools 2022-23

Shakespeare in the Schools

Twelfth Night

GableStage’s longstanding education initiative that performs 40 performances at upwards of 20 Miami-Dade public and private schools each season, makes a special stop at GableStage March 7 at 7 pm. 

William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, a story filled with romance and mistaken identities, tells the story of a shipwrecked woman navigating love and life in a new land. In this adaption, the coast of Illyria is replaced with the vast beaches of Miami, while Haiti stands powerfully in the place of our protagonist’s homeland of Messaline. 

Boosted by music, poetic language and rich cultural references, this Twelfth Night carefully explores the diverse tapestry of Miami and the migrant stories that have shaped the city many call home.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE SCHOOLS

The 22/23 production is Twelfth Night.

Directed by New World School of the Arts’ Eddie Brown

Adapted by Karina Batchelor and Eddie Brown

Free-of-charge

When: Tuesday, March 7 at 7pm at GableStage. School tour dates: Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 31.

Shakespeare in the Schools, Julius Cesar, 2016
Julius Caesar, 2015. Photo Anton Church

Shakespeare in the Schools

Shakespeare in the Schools is GableStage’s flagship educational program which brings 8000+ Miami-Dade students abridged, modernized versions of Shakespeare’s most classic plays. Each season we perform, on average, 40 performances at 20 Miami-Dade middle and high schools.

All performances include a comprehensive, interactive study-guide, delivered in advance of the scheduled tour date. A curated Q & A follows each 90 minute performance.

Thanks to the generosity of The Jorge Pérez Family Foundation, Peackok Foundation, The Children’s Trust, Publix Charities, Coral Gables Community Foundation, Shepard Broad, the Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, the Al & Jane Nahmad Family Foundation, Dan and Valerie Lewis and Miami Dade County, Shakespeare in the Schools is presented free-of-charge.

Schools and community centers may purchase an add-on visit from a teaching artist before or after the production.

The Program

Objectives

To expose high school students to classic text that is animated from the page; Shakespeare is meant to be played rather than read and many young people will never have the opportunity to experience complicated, metaphorical verse, brought to life with depth, vibrancy and meaning.

To engender a life-long love of Shakespeare by amplifying the overarching themes that exist in Shakespearean plays, such as appearance vs reality; change; order and disorder; and conflict and how these themes are relevant today

To provide actors and stage managers, who have recently graduated from college, their first professional opportunity. By providing an experienced director, dramaturg and production team and mentorship from GableStage stage managers and staff, early career actors gain confidence and experience in their craft

About Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, a story filled with romance and mistaken identities, tells the story of a shipwrecked woman navigating love and life in a new land. In this adaption, the coast of Illyria is replaced with the vast beaches of Miami, while Haiti stands powerfully in the place of our protagonist’s homeland of Messaline. 

Boosted by music, poetic language and rich cultural references, this Twelfth Night carefully explores the diverse tapestry of Miami and the migrant stories that have shaped the city many call home. 

Study Guides

Taming of the Shrew Study Guide
Julius Ceasar Study Guide
Shakespeare Teacher’s Guide
Choir Boy Study Guide
Antony and Cleopatra Study Guide
As You Like It Study Guide

Diary of Anne Frank Study Guide
Doctor Faustus Study Guide
Hamlet Study Guide
Macbeth Study Guide
No Child Study Guide
Timon of Athens Study Guide

Book a tour at your school or community center

Contact

For more information, contact

education@gablestage.org