Will Power: Intro to Shakespeare with Tara & Tyler

Ages 11-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9 – February 15
5:30 – 7 pm

Showcase performance Friday, February 16 at 7:00 pm!

Overwhelmed by Shakespeare? Does his language make you knit your brow? Did you know we get the phrase “knit your brow” from Shakespeare?

The plays were written 400 years ago, but these aren’t dusty, outdated, olden day ideas!

πŸ—‘οΈ Explore a 3-day relationship between a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old that causes 6 deaths,

πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Go into the forest and get turned into a donkey by fairies (not exactly what people meant when they wrote “Have a great summer!” in your yearbook),

πŸ‘‘ Talk your partner into killing a king and ascending the throne (there’s witches, things get weird … spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well),

βš“ Disguise yourself as your deceased twin brother, fall in love with a Duke, become the love interest of a wealthy woman, find out your brother is alive, and then try to explain all that,

πŸ’€ Avenge your father’s murder and, in the process, turn into an indecisive prince who no one really wants to be around or invite to parties.

πŸ—―οΈ Discover words and phrases that Shakespeare invented. He was also really good at throwing insults. We’ll teach you the best ones.

πŸ“œ More interested in poetry? In addition to his 39 plays, Shakey also wrote 154 sonnets – we’ll help you find a good fit for YOU.

We’ll make Shakespeare accessible, approachable, and FUN.

Sharpen your acting skills, get a one up on your English classmates, and increase self-confidence through decoding and performing Shakespearian text. This stuff was written to be read and heard aloud! Find the rhythm and pace – at your own pace – while exploring universal themes and discovering the complex beauty and fun of Shakespeare’s language. Wear comfortable shoes – this is active stuff!

So, will you join us? Or will you not join us? That is the question … That is the question … That is the question 

Tara Palen & Tyler Nye

Theatre Instructors

LPCA staffers and stage professionals Tara Palen and Tyler Nye can’t wait to share theatre with you!


Questions? Contact Tara at [email protected].