September 26 and 27, 2014
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan
Early Bird Registration
$ 85 for faculty, staff and teachers; $ 55 for graduate students.
$ 100 for faculty, staff and teachers; $ 65 for graduate students.
GVSU graduate students may attend for free.
Michigan teachers will be able to register for Continuing Education Credits (C.E.U.'s) by attending and / or presenting at this conference.
Contact Professor Jo Miller with questions at: email@example.com
Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Michigan’s oldest continuous-running Shakespeare Festival, in conjunction with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Michigan's only year-round touring Shakespeare company, is holding its bi-annual conference in 2014, entitled "Shakespeare: Pedagogy and Performance".
This year, we are focusing on issues that affect the teaching, production, or performance of Shakespeare and early modern drama for secondary or college students. We are currently seeking proposals from Shakespeare Festival Education Directors, English, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Professors, Secondary Education Teachers, and Graduate Students specializing in Shakespeare, Theatre, dramaturgy, or the early modern period.
Our featured Conference Keynote Speaker and Scholar-in-Residence this year is Professor Tony Simotes. Founding member and current Artistic Director Tony Simotes has either performed in or directed over two dozen productions for Shakespeare & Company during the past three decades. Simotes also a Master Teacher of Fight and Movement and has been one of the Company¹s Artistic Associates since 1995. For Shakespeare & Company he has Directed: Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Nights Dream, As You Like It, and Two Gentlemen of Verona to name a few. He has also been an Associate Director and Fight Director on countless of Shakespeare & Company productions over the years. His work as a fight choreographer and director has been featured from coast to coast from the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles to the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater. Recent directing credits include The Nerd for Madison Repertory Theatre and Fight Direction for Macbeth at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.
The 2014 Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference also features:
A performance of Comedy of Errors by the GVSU Shakespeare Festival
A performance of Macbeth by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Andrea Jackson, Education Director at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
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