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Shakespeare For Social Justice Training Program 2024

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Marin Shakespeare Company’s guiding mission is “Playing for Good”. For 21 years, we have provided Shakespeare programs in California State prisons, using Drama Therapy-inspired curricula to provide opportunities for participants to reconnect with their creativity and work together to perform Shakespeare and autobiographical plays.

The 2024 summer Shakespeare for Social Justice Training Program provides an opportunity to learn about our powerful Social Justice programming and gain experience curating culturally competent, inclusive training spaces. Through classes and workshops with Shakespeare for Social Justice Teaching Artists, Returned Artists, and with actors at San Quentin State Prison,* participants will:

• Discover Shakespeare-based exercises that promote self-discovery and rich creativity.
• Learn Drama Therapy approaches to Shakespeare and devised theatre.
•  Learn about Trauma-informed facilitation and ensemble building.
• Discover restorative justice applications in theater.
• Build Skills in Facilitating positive, inclusive classes.
• Examine the intersection of social justice and theatre and develop a personal approach/pedagogy.
• Create a Culminating Project to share in a final Showcase.

Key Instructors:
Lesley Currier
Suraya Keating
Alejandra Wahl
and members of the Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe

Young Company actress

Technical Apprenticeships

Are you a high school student or young adult interested in the technical side of theatre? Technical Apprenticeships allow hands-on experience in lighting, sound, set-building and painting, prop making, and more. Tech Apprentices may be hired for tech assignments for MSC productions. Questions?  Contact jackson@marinshakespeare.org

Actor Training Program

This program will not be offered in 2024. Stay tuned for more information about Summer 2025.

Interns can participate in professional Shakespearean theatre