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 Shake It Up! Student Shakespeare Festival

Shake It Up!The SHAKE it Up! Student Shakespeare Festival provides a forum for students from different schools to work together to perform a Shakespearean play on stage at the Rose Theatre Brampton. With the support of the Rose Theatre Academy, each school creates a team of actors, stage managers, crew, and designers and then prepares, workshops and rehearses a 30-minute version of a Shakespeare play.

This non-competitive environment is a unique opportunity as the students are able to look at a Shakespearean play and understand through experiential learning how it works, why it works, how they can find a relation in their own lives and the world today, and then share these discoveries. SHAKE it UP! helps to demystify a part of the school curriculum that students often find intimidating while emphasizing practical training in theatrical skills. As the students work on the project together, applying their newly formed skills, they boost their self-confidence and creativity while building leadership, communication, and negotiation skills.

Performance dates:
May 15, 2018 at 7PM
Beryl Ford Public School - Macbeth
Herb Campbell Public School - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Loyola Catholic Secondary School - Romeo and Juliet

May 16, 2018 at 7PM
Castle Oaks Public School - Much Ado About Nothing
Castlemore Public School - Twelfth Night
Gordon Graydon Sr. Public School - Romeo and Juliet
Peel Alternative School North - A Midsummer Night's Dream

May 17, 2018 at 7PM
Walnut Grove Public School - As You Like It
David Leeder Middle School - Merry Wives of Windsor
St. Augustine Catholic Secondary School - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School - Twelfth Night

Find out if it's right for your class!

For more information about the program, please email kristine.pettipas@brampton.ca or call 905.793.4841.

The deadline to submit your participation form for Shake it Up! is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Click here for the Participation for the Participation Form.