Shakespeare & Company Announces Fall Slate of Workshops and Intensives
LENOX — Following two years of reduced programming, Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training announced a full schedule of workshops and intensives for the fall of 2022, including both in-person and online offerings.
Beginning Friday, Sept. 2, the Center for Actor Training will offer several different workshops and intensives throughout the autumn months, designed for theater professionals from around the world. In-person sessions will be held at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox and at various locations in New York City, Raleigh, N.C., and San Jose, Calif. A selection of online workshops is also planned.
Director of Training Sheila Bandyopadhyay said the Center for Actor Training is currently poised to enter “an exciting and innovative era,” building on its suite of time-tested programming, while expanding access to a greater number of theater professionals.
“As artists look at the offerings this fall, they will notice several specialized workshops that center on identity, ancestry, and empowerment,” she explained. “And while I am acutely aware of the challenges the last few years have presented to all of us, and specifically our community of actors, I see this as an opportunity to refocus, deepen, and create.”
The Center for Actor Training’s fall 2022 in-person workshops include “Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays,” Sept. 2-4 in Lenox; “Voice & Movement: Language in Action on the Stage,” Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Lenox; and “Clowning for Actors,” Nov. 11-13 in New York City.
Fall 2022 online workshops will be held via Zoom, and include “Shaking Free Our Inner Ancestral Tree: Working with Shakespeare’s Text,” Sept. 12 and 19; “Linklater Voice and the Power of Imagery,” Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24; and “Movement: Presence, Power and Freedom,” November 2, 9, 16, and 30.
Fall 2022 weekend intensives will be held in San Jose, Raleigh, Lenox, and New York City. Designed to meet the needs of professional actors and theater students who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s training methods, as well as alumni who wish to refresh and reconnect with the work, the weekend intensive program integrates voice, movement, and monologue work. The 2022 sessions take place Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in San Jose, Oct. 21-23 in Lenox, Nov. 11-13 in Raleigh, and Dec. 2-4 in New York City.
For more information about Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training and its upcoming sessions, visit www.shakespeare.org/actor-training or call (413) 637-1199, ext. 114.