Highwood's Home School classes & annual Shakespeare production are open to all interested students in grades 1 - 8. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn, explore, meet new people, and collaborate!
Students work together with instructors that specialize in their field, and often participate in workshops led by other performing professionals (with diverse backgrounds in classical acting, playwriting, improvisation, stage combat & more). Members are consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators. All 8-week classes culminate in a final showcase performance for family and friends.
The Highwood Theatre offers a 10% sibling discount for Home School Classes only. To use this discount, please email email@example.com indicating which class and how many students you wish to enroll.
All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely Highwood players! Our Fall Living Shakespeare ensemble will read and adapt one of Shakespeare's greatest plays while using his original text. Perfect for novices, veterans, and all classical experiences in between, this beloved class immerses you in the world of the Bard and his timeless work!
Skills: Historical Background, Prose vs. Verse, Scansion, Iambic Pentameter, Operative Words, Objectives/Tactics, Character Building
Our Winter Shakespeare semester has our Home School players rehearsing and performing the Shakespeare play adapted in the Fall (see above). Students prepare a complete production - with costumes, props, and sets.
Skills: Performance, Character Building, Stage Combat (Beginner to Intermediate), Movement, Moment-to-Moment Action, Projection & Stage Presence
In this unique Spring class, our ensemble will learn about the historical depiction of Kings and Queens throughout Shakespeare's plays. Each student will choose a specific King or Queen to be their focus for the class and will bring them into modern day with original costume design, skits and songs!
Skills: Ensemble Building, Historical Significance of Royalty in Shakespeare's Plays, Costume Design, Song Writing, Creative Freedom of Expression