Shakespeare for Student Audiences

Starting in 2023, Marin Shakespeare Company will be offering Shakespeare for Student Audiences at the new Center for Performing Arts, Education, and Social Justice at 514 Fourth Street in San Rafael. Performances are FREE to schools and are presented to introduce young students to the fun, and educational nature of professional live theatre.

 

2023 Shakespeare for Student Audiences performance: Schools, sign up for MACBETH here

MARIN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTS

William Shakespeare’s MACBETH

Adapted & Directed by Elana Kepner

April 19, 20, & 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Marin Shakespeare Company presents the inaugural student matinee in their new indoor theatre space, the Center for Performing Arts, Education and Social Justice in San Rafael. This gritty, streamlined adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies has been tailored to middle and high school students and features 8 professional actors playing more than 20 roles. These performances are offered at no cost to schools.

Performance Runtime: approximately 1:10 with a 10-minute Q& A with the actors

CONTENT ADVISORY: While we do our best to modify the language and fight scenes so younger and more sensitive viewers can enjoy the performance, the core of Shakespeare’s play remains intact. Macbeth is a supernatural tragedy with several violent, on-stage murders, discussions of murder and suicide, portrayals of trauma and mental illness, and ghosts and witches. There will be minimal stage blood, and overtly suggestive language has been changed or cut. Suggested for audiences in 5th Grade and up.

Transportation: Students should arrive by bus or carpool no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time of the performance. Marin Shakespeare is pleased to offer transportation funding to school groups of 20+ for whom the cost of transportation may be prohibitive. Please ask us about funding at the time you make your reservation.

Supervision: We recommend a ratio of one adult to every 20 students.

COVID Policy: Masks will be required for all audience members. If any member of your group is exposed to or tests positive for COVID, please do not attend the performance and call to cancel.

Optional Program Extensions: Book a pre- or post-show classroom visit with an actor/ teaching artist to discuss the play, and the performance and to explore the text.

To book tickets, fill out this form.
Questions? Contact Elana Kepner, education@marinshakespeare.org, 415.499.4487

Free to Schools.
Directed by Elana Kepner.
April 19 – 21 at 10 am and 1 pm.

Schools, sign up for MACBETH here