Nebraska Shakespeare

Nebraska Shakespeare

Sarah Carlson-Brown
Omaha, NE
(402) 689-7614

This season Nebraska Shakespeare will be celebrating its 11th annual touring production with Hamlet On Tour. The cast includes eight professional actors/educators and skilled workshop facilitators. The touring productions are geared towards middle and high school students and relate exceptionally well to that target audience. Testimonials from teachers, communities and students can be found on the production's website.

Hamlet is a fully-staged, 75-minute adapted touring production that preserves all original Early Modern English text and primary scenes. Post performance Q&A session is included, facilitated by teaching artists on the issues and themes of the production. Workshops offer an opportunity for 30 students to work directly with a professional teaching artist of the Nebraska Shakespeare ensemble, including acting, Shakespeare text and stage combat. The group also offers school/community evening performances for select groups or the community at large. Available to teachers, a Touring Performance Study Guide is filled with activities and suggested readings to help build preliminary and future strategies for the classroom.

Performance Dates: September - October 2016

Technical requirements: Performance space measuring at least 20' x 30' (stage or flat floor), electrical power and dressing space for actors.

Maximum negotiable fees: Fees range from $500 (workshop) to $1,500 (workshops and public performance)

Availability: Contact Sarah Carlson-Brown with Nebraska Shakespeare for additional information on availability, grants and financial assistance.