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Does Shakespeare Scare You?

Our next workshop presenter will teach on Monday March 22nd from 6 - 8PM. The class is Acting on the Text with Noah Lucé

No matter your age, no matter your training, and no matter if you like him or not – at some point in your life you will encounter William Shakespeare. The Bards works have been produced for centuries because the language is astounding, the characters are complex, and the stories are compelling.

This workshop is designed to be a “crash course” in performing Shakespeare. The goal is to briefly cover iambic pentameter, acting on the text (lines), and using our instrument (body/voice) to communicate. While we won’t go too deep, the aim of the workshop is to show students that there isn’t all that much to fear AND that, at the end of the day, Shakespeare is meant to be spoken, not read.

Noah Lucé has worked as an actor, voice actor, fight choreographer, director, and teaching artist up and down the West Coast. Currently he is a Lecturer at the University of California; Santa Cruz in Theatre Arts. His performance credits include: The Miracle Worker, Legacy of Light (The Western Stage); and Romeo and Juliet (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Other selected credits include: The Duchess of Malfi, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Bacchae (GreenStage); Comedy of Errors (Wooden O); Lonestar, Pippin, The Merchant of Venice (Quiet); and Creature (Theater Schmeater). Noah trained with Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, attended Cornish College of the Arts (BFA); and received his Master’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. When not working on a theatrical project or teaching, Noah finds joy in photography, spending time with his family, including his wild brood of dogs, and watching classic films.

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