This season Nebraska Shakespeare will be celebrating its 14th annual touring production with Othello 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 the productions are especially relatable and accessible to that audience. Testimonials from teachers, communities and students can be found on the production's website.
Othello is a fully-staged, 75-minute professional touring production that preserves all original Early Modern English text. Post performance discussion session is included, facilitated by the actor/educators on the topics and themes of the production. Workshops offer an opportunity for up to 90 students to work directly with a professional teaching artists 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 23 - October 26, 2019
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 to $1,500 (workshops and public performance). Reduced rates available.
Availability: Contact Katie Becker Colón with Nebraska Shakespeare for additional information on availability, grants and financial assistance.