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Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Contact Name: Katie Bruno


161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
United States
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Phone: (615) 255-2273

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The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s mission is to educate and entertain the Mid-South Community through professional Shakespearean experiences. The Festival enriches and unifies our community with bold, innovative and relevant productions along with empowering, participatory educational programs, setting the community standard of excellence in educational outreach and performances of Shakespeare’s plays.

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Winter Shakespeare

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

NSF’s Winter Shakespeare Production offers students an incredible opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s plays as they were intended to be, on the stage! We host 10 am student matinees Tuesdays through Fridays at each performance location. 2020’s Macbeth with play at Belmont’s Troutt Theatre, Franklin’s Academy Park PAC, Murfreesboro’s Tucker Theater @ MTSU, Coffee County’s Tullahoma High School, and Clarksville’s Montgomery Central High School. We host a 10 minute talk back with actors from the show so students can ask questions and further engage with the play and their experience at the theater. (01/08/2020 to 02/22/2020)

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Program Title: Romeo and Juliet 5-actor Tour

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 5-actor tour of Romeo and Juliet breathes new life into the most famous love story of all time. Five professional actors play all the roles, and like Shakespeare’s actors, will be in full light speaking directly to the audience, allowing you to be part of Shakespeare’s volatile Verona. All the romance, all the tragedy, and all the thrilling fights packed into a 90-minute experience that includes a post-show talkback with the actors. Supplemental workshops available! (05/01/2020 to 06/12/2020)

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Program Title: An Actor's Approach Workshop

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Appreciation

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Teaching Shakespeare? Look no further. Our Actors Approach workshop is a 60-minute, fun-filled experience that gives students the tools to unlock Shakespeare’s through a whole new lens. By exploring speeches and scenes, the artist and students together, all study the arc of one character’s development from beginning to end. Throughout the exercises, the teaching artist leads discussion and debate on how an actor might interpret the characterization. An added bonus: many of the artists have played these roles and know them inside-and-out!

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