Women of Will
Looking for Lilith announces a new educational touring program. Women of Will will tour area middle and high schools beginning October 1, 2016 as part of the Will in the Ville celebrations of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the First Folio exhibit at the Frazier History Museum.
Teachers wishing to introduce their students to Shakespeare in performance can book this 70-minute compilation of scenes and monologues highlighting the diversity of Shakespeare's female characters. Scripts in Women of Will include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Othello, and Julius Caesar. Many of these scripts are regularly taught in middle and high school Language Arts classes.
Women of Will is designed for four women to play all the characters, drawn from sixteen of Shakespeare's plays, with the additional conceit that the only male characters that appear in the production are when the women dress up as boys to pursue their own destinies. Thus students are introduced to a variety of acting styles and techniques, an experience that will support the new process-centered National Standards in the Arts that are being implemented this school year.
Women of Will embraces the wit, the verve and the determination of queens, mothers, young women, lovers and adventurers, ranging from the histories to the comedies and tragedies. For booking information contact Trina Fischer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings will run October through December, 2016, and again during Women’s History Month, March 2017.
Bring Women of Will to your school, library or community center!
Touring productions available for middle school, high school and adults.
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Looking for Lilith has a strong commitment to education. In our outreach programs, we can guide participants in researching, devising, and sharing new works that give voice to the members of our society who have historically been underrepresented. Through these programs and our performances, we help show the value of multiple perspectives on history.
Looking for Lilith provides touring productions, in-school residencies and after-school programs for pre-K through 12th grade, including our award-winning interactive performance, Choices. We also offer professional development opportunities for teachers.