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The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, now more than ever, and we are determined to continue to serve the public through theatre art. We consider it paramount that we continue to be a leader in programming for our community, and we are developing plans to support and maintain valued connections with those searching for meaning and entertainment in the arts. Although our campus is dark, we are aware of the hunger for artistic content and continued personal growth, so our staff has been planning ways to offer some of our programs online for free, part of The Old Globe’s ongoing commitment to serve the public good by providing programs that make theatre matter to more people.

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Community Voices

Community Voices is a series of free online workshops dedicated to the process of creating short plays inspired by personal experiences. Everyone on the online-platform community is encouraged to participate. This is a beginner-level course where no experience is required, only the desire to learn and share their own stories. Participants will join Arts Engagement Programs Manager and Globe-commissioned playwright Katherine Harroff and two Teaching Artists/actors for free hour-long online playwriting workshops for nine weeks, in which we will offer discussions with participatory opportunities and online material to download.

Start date: Thursday, March 26, 3:00 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday for nine weeks

Where: Facebook Live on our new arts engagement Facebook page: The Old Globe Arts Engagement

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Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain is a free online series of workshops offering a chance to explore the magic of creating a theatrical production. Through interactive, live-streamed workshops with industry professionals, viewers will be introduced to a different design discipline each week, including costumes, sets, sound, lighting, and props. Guest artists, along with host and Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit, will provide unique insight and lead participants in hands-on activities teaching the principles of design while offering practical and transferable skills. Viewers will also have a chance to ask questions of a real industry professional. Workshops are intended as standalone offerings, so participants can join at any point to deepen their connection and understanding of theatre. This workshop is intended for adults ages 18 and up, though it is appropriate for theatre-enthused preteens and teens.

Start date: Wednesday April 1, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., every Wednesday for six weeks (time subject to change, please watch our website)

Where: Facebook Live on our new arts engagement Facebook page: The Old Globe Arts Engagement

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Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!

Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets! is a half-hour, “social-distance” version of Thinking Shakespeare Live! which will introduce the sonnets and then delve into one masterpiece of the form, exploring its language and how it works, and how it relates to Shakespeare’s work for the stage. For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of William Shakespeare (our premiere resident playwright) has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live! In this lively program, Edelstein, called by NPR “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans,” provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room. This entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, it brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone. This special program, based on Edelstein’s book Thinking Shakespeare: A How-To Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable with the Bard, has been performed by Edelstein across the country, including at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.

Takes place: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live on The Old Globe’s Facebook page

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On Book: The Old Globe's Shakespeare Reading Group

On Book: The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Reading Group is a free online group offering a chance to explore Shakespeare’s plays with other audience members as well as Globe artists and actors. Through live-streamed discussion meetings, as well as online question-and-answer sessions with Shakespeare scholars and actors, audiences will read and discuss Shakespeare’s plays, beginning with The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V. Guest artists will join the Globe’s Literary Manager and Dramaturg Danielle Mages Amato for an interactive exploration of the plays and how they make their way from page to stage. This group is intended for adults ages 18 and up, though it is appropriate for enthusiastic preteens and teens.

Start date: Thursday April 2, 12:00 noon, every Monday and Thursday (time subject to change, please watch our website)

Where: Facebook Live on The Old Globe’s On Book Facebook group page

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Thinking Shakespeare Live: Sonnets!

The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein leads Thinking Shakespeare Live!, 2013. Photo by Douglas Gates.
The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein leads Thinking Shakespeare Live!, 2013. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Thinking Shakespeare Live!
The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein (far left) with actors (from left) Krystel Lucas, Jason Maddy and Christopher Salazar during Thinking Shakespeare Live!, 2013. Photo by Douglas Gates.
Thinking Shakespeare Live!
The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein (center) with actors (from left) Krystel Lucas, Jason Maddy and Christopher Salazar during Thinking Shakespeare Live!, 2013. Photo by Doug Gates.

Arts Engagement Online Content

Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Community Voices
Community Voices. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

On Book: The Old Globe's Shakespeare Reading Group

On Book: The Old Globe's Shakespeare Reading Group
Danielle Mages Amato moderator of On Book: The Old Globe's Shakespeare Reading Group.