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Shakespeare Unbound

Offerings Education Main 36
  • Culture | American History
  • Format | Workshop, After School Program
  • Discipline | Theatre, Literary Arts
  • Level | Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

Students explore scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. They develop an understanding of the poetry and performance techniques through active reading and analyzing text. Comprehension and engagement increase as teaching artists coach students in characterization, articulation, diction and public speaking.

Artists

Khris Lewin

Khris Lewin is an actor and teaching artist who has performed at some of the country’s most respected regional theatres, including Marin Theatre Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Ogunquit Playhouse, Vineyard Playhouse, Nebraska Shakespeare, among others. Mr. Lewin holds a B.A. in Drama from Duke University and an M.F.A in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, CO. He is an SAFD certified and recommend actor-combatant.

Laurine Towler

Laurine Towler is an actress and teaching artist who made her Broadway debut in Lettice and Loveage, starring Dame Maggie Smith. In addition to working on the New York and regional stages, Ms. Towler has appeared in several television shows including Law and Order: SVU, Louie, The Sopranos, St. Elsewhere, All My Children, and Daria. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and her M.F.A in Theatre from the University of California, San Diego.

Eric Poindexter

Eric Poindexter is an actor, singer and teaching artist who joined Symphony Space’s Global Arts program in 2016. Eric specializes in afterschool programs that concentrate on theater arts. Eric is also a cast-member of the arts collective and accompanying podcast “In Your Face-New York”, as well as a member of the Yip Harburg Foundation as an actor, singer and educator dedicated to using theatre to promote education and social change.