Educators Day: "Romeo and Juliet" and Social Justice
Calling all English teachers! Please join us for Educators Day!! Our emphasis will be on teaching Romeo and Juliet nd social justice. Learn from a master teacher, from actors, and from each other at this interactive remote event.
3:00: Meet and greet (moderated by Prof. Julia Lupton)
3:15: Workshop with Chris Anthony, DePaul University
4:30: Acting workshop with Prof. Eli Simon (Drama) and New Swan actors Crystal Kim and Kieran Barry
5:30-6:00: Break out sessions to share best practices (moderated by teachers Ana Dinh and Sarah Johnston)
Chris Anthony is a director, teacher, actor, and producer working at the intersection of art and community empowerment. She has used inter-cultural dialogue in spaces ranging from elementary schools to adult correctional facilities. As Associate Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, she oversaw the development of the company’s Youth & Education programs including Will Power to Youth, which won the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award. Professional directing credits include the original Off the Rails for Native Voices at the Autry, Lunch Lady Courage at Cornerstone Theater, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, and Othello at the St. Louis Black Rep, and Romeo & Juliet at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.
Our lead teachers are Ana Dinh '12 (Garden Grove High School) and Sarah Johnston '13 (Coast Union High School, SLO).
One unit of UCI continuing education credit is available for participants who complete additional assignments. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the New Swan Shakespeare Center will cover all continuing education unit costs. Please contact Julia Lupton, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information and the syllabus.