Bard in Your Neighbourhood

Bard in Your Neighbourhood works with community partners to bring workshops to underserved children and youth at no cost.  Bard Teaching Artists provide introductory and full length workshops in playing and understanding Shakespeare. Participants will explore challenging material in a personally meaningful and rewarding way through theatre games and exercises, script investigation and preparation for an informal Shakespeare presentation. The program is designed to be responsive to the participants’ ideas and interests, so the result is a fresh and vibrant take on Shakespeare that transcends expectations and expands horizons.

Participants who are particularly enthusiastic will be able to apply to the Bard Education Bursary Fund to cover the cost of their participation in Bard’s Young Shakespeareans Workshops in Vanier Park.

WOW!  What a wonderful gift you have given to all of us at TREES!  I thought the presentation was a huge success.  I went and spoke to all the youth afterwards about how highly you had spoken about them and how proud I am of them.  There were lots of smiles, they really enjoyed themselves.  We had students who tend to be more withdrawn participating in the exercises and having fun. Thank you so much for your patience and generosity in sharing your passion for acting with our students.

- Murray Grant, Program Supervisor, TREES Alternative School in Surrey

If you are interested in supporting Bard in Your Neighbourhood or in finding out more, please contact Mary Hartman, Director of Education (604) 737-0625 ext. 272 or email education@bardonthebeach.org