Shakespeare in the Schools
For the 11th year, GableStage brings an abridged, contemporary adaptation of a Shakespearian classic to 20+ Miami-Dade Public Schools. With a focus on bullying, the 23/24 production is Macbeth directed by FIU professor Michael Yawney. This partnership with FIU will tour during the month of March, 2024 and include two public performances at FIU on February 23 at 7pm and February 24 at 2pm. There will be one performance at GableStage on March 24 at 7pm.
Teachers and activity coordinators may sign up their school here:
Michael Yawney is a Miami-based director/playwright. His gloss on Kid Ends Play will appear in the next issue of Imagined Theatre. Last season, he directed a double bill of Brecht/Weill’s Lindberg’s Flight and Blitzstein’s Airborne Symphony for Orchestra Miami. He directed Rudi Goblen’s FITO for the Live Arts Bard Biennial and PET at Miami Light Project, YoungArts, and #305ONEFEST. Yawney’s production of Heather Woodbury’s 12-hour stand-up novel As the Globe Warms was seen at Austin’s Vortex Rep and L.A.’s Redcat. With Brandon Urutia, he co-created the streaming production Intimate/Internet for GableStage. Yawney wrote and directed Exile Jesus Starbucks for Miami Light Project’s Here & Now. He also adapted and directed the Bulgarian play, The Spider for Alternative Theater Festival. His play 1,000 Homosexuals premiered at the Arsht Center. His gloss on Kid Ends Play will appear in the next issue of Imagined Theatre.
Yawney founded Florida International University’s play development program The Greenhouse. He has a BFA from the Experimental Theater Wing of New York University and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.
The 23/24 production is Macbeth.
Directed by Michael Yawney
Shakespeare in the Schools is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.