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.
“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 We had students who tend to be more withdrawn participating in the exercises and having fun.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
Bard in Your Neighbourhood is generously supported by
Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
The Hamber Foundation