Teen Master Class: Hip Hop Shakespeare!

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July 15
at 9:30am

Ages 13 - 18
9:30am - 12:30pm

In this fun, interactive workshop, participants will explore the similarities between the language of Shakespeare and modern-day hip hop and rap. Using examples from Shakespeare’s plays, Hamilton and the contemporary music scene, students will discover there are a lot more similarities in the language and style of these two art forms that they might think!


TEACHING ARTIST: Bay Street's Director of Education & Community Outreach, Allen O'Reilly

Allen O’Reilly has been an educator and professional actor for over thirty years. He has served as Artistic Director at Young Audiences of Atlanta, Education Director at Georgia Shakespeare and most recently Education Programs Manager at Cleveland Play House. While at Georgia Shakespeare, Allen directed touring productions of: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In addition, for Georgia Shakespeare’s Children’s Theater Allen directed Jungle Book, The Frog Prince, The Emperor and The Nightingale and Mighty Myths and Legends! In 2005, Allen directed and co-wrote a bi-lingual elementary tour in Spanish entitled Miguel’s Shakespearean Adventure! At Cleveland Play House, Allen directed Kicked! An anti-bullying piece that toured Northeast Ohio; Allen was also instrumental in the establishment of CPH Academy, an acting academy for youth and adults while at Cleveland Play House. Allen has acted at Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre. Clarence Brown and the Alliance Theatre and was an associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare for twenty-four seasons. TV/film credits include: Sleepy Hollow, TURN: Washington’s Spies, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius, The Assassin’s Code and Anhedonia.

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