Part lecture. Part performance. Part town hall conversation.
Join us as we use Shakespeare as an entry point for lively exploration of timely topics. Each Lab begins with a short performance followed by a panel discussion, which then opens up to a Q&A session with the audience. Whether held in-person or in a virtual meeting space, Freestyle Labs offer a chance for our community members to meet and learn from experts and panelists with unique insights into the topics at hand.
Past Freestyle Lab Topics:
These Sceptred Isles – Talking Story & Shakespeare in the Pasifika
Their Grief’s True Quality – Shakespeare and Trauma
Like A Colossus! – Shakespeare and Comics
Our Own Voices, Our Own Tongues – Shakespeare in Translation
To Undreamed Shores – Shakespeare and the Immigrant Experience
Armor As Strong – Trans Warriors Through A Shakespearean Lens
The Great Persuaders – Shakespeare and African American Oratory
Verses vs. Verses – Shakespeare and Modern Poets in Conversation
What Do Romeo & Juliet Really Look Like? - Exploring Unconscious Bias in Casting
#MeToo Shakespeare – Kate, Petruchio, and an Intimacy Coordinator in Rehearsal