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Blacks & the Bards

Get ready to unpack these classical texts every Saturday throughout the month of September! Join the workshop on a single day or throughout the entire month.  Workshop is donation based. 

About the Workshop

This is a 4 week workshop that will help you:

  1. Unpack why many Black actors have mental blocks when approaching classical texts;

  2. Instill confidence in the natural voice of Black actors when engaging with classical texts;

  3. Introduce participants to approachable Shakespeare works;

  4. Invite a sense of "play" within a Shakespeare play


About the InStructor

This workshop will be lead by Kimberly Hébert who studied Shakespeare in London from reknowned RADA and LAMDA tutors and has worked in acclaimed classical performances at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Intiman Theatre and Court Theatre. Her approach to text is truthful and individual, and her style of sharing is communal and embrasing. She is someone who finds joy in supporting actors on the journey of discovery.

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