Teen Master Class: Bard's Best!

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July 29
at 9:30am

Ages 13 - 18

9:30am - 12:30pm

Gain first-hand experience analyzing and experimenting with a classic scene from Shakespeare. Students will work with a teaching artist in tackling the language and meter as well as characterization and stage directions of The Bard’s most well-known works.

TEACHING ARTIST: Julia Motyka

Julia is an actress, producer, writer, and teacher with a national reputation and over fifteen years of professional experience. As a performer she has appeared on the Bay Street stage in Travesties and Intimate Apparel. She’s appeared Off Broadway in the World Premieres of We Got Issues (Exec. Prod. Eve Ensler and Jane Fonda), Obama 44, The Last Starfighter: the Musical; and The Golden Ladder. Some other notable NY Reading and Workshop Credits include work for Second Stage, Roundabout, Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Directors Company, Abingdon Theatre Company, Mabou Mines, ART, among others. Additional regional credits include: The Folger Theatre, The Alley, The Denver Theatre Center, The Pioneer Theatre, The Rubicon, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), San Francisco, Colorado, and Marin Shakespeare Festivals. She has won performance awards in San Francisco and Denver, and been nominated in Los Angeles. Film: Crosseye, The Kindergarten Shuffle, In The Family. She is also a writer and Audiobook narrator.

As an activist and educator, Julia has developed programming for The Trinity School NYC, The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and The Cripple Creek School District. In partnership with the Hastings Youth Council (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY), Julia created “Living Shakespeare”. With participants’ ages ranging from 7-18, the program ran for 4 years and served nearly 100 children in its final session alone. Proud ASTEP volunteer. She’s been a guest teaching artist for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. She was Bay Street’s Interim Director of Education from 2014-15.

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