Teaching Shakespeare and Educator’s Workshop offered as Front Porch Event


GRSF’s Front Porch event will offer educator workshop at pay-what-you-WILL price

Great River Shakespeare Festival’s (GRSF) Education Department invites the community to join it on Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m. for a very special opportunity to participate in an intensive workshop on Shakespeare geared toward educators. This workshop is open to people with any level of experience with Shakespeare. After learning a bit about the many education programs that GRSF has to offer, join artistic director Doug Scholz-Carlson and Gale Childs-Daly to practice some techniques. Scholz-Carlson and Daly will share some of their most valuable exercises in text work and language that will easily translate to a variety of classrooms. The Front Porch event/workshop will take place in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theater in the Winona State University Performing Arts Center.

Daly has been a playwright, director, teacher, text coach, and actor in the theater for many years. A graduate of the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago (now DePaul University), Daly has worked at the Goodman Theatre, the Alley Theatre, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, GRSF, and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, among others. As a playwright, she has adapted “The Secret Garden,” “The Story of Opal,” and “The Lament for Ignacio Sanchez.” Some of Daly’s directing credits include “The Government Inspector,” “Julius Caesar, and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” As an actor (under the name Gale Fury Childs), she has enjoyed playing such roles as Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing,” Goneril in “King Lear,” and Elizabeth Proctor in “The Crucible.” Daly is a freelance director, teacher, and text coach in the Midwest. She is married to actor Jonathan Gillard Daly and has two children. Currently, she lives in Milwaukee.

Scholz-Carlson is the artistic director of GRSF where he has directed productions including “Richard III,” “As You Like It,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth” and “Cymbeline,” and played more than 20 roles including Henry in “Henry V,” Feste in “Twelfth Night” and Guildenstern in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” Recent directing credits include “La Fanciulla del West” for Minnesota Opera, “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Liar” at Park Square Theatre, “Romeo et Juliette” for Madison Opera and Austin Opera, “The Barber of Seville” for Madison Opera and “Lucia di Lammermoor” for Portland Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Austin Opera. Scholz-Carlson’s fight choreography has appeared in productions at theaters including New York City Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Utah Opera, The Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theater Company, Opera Montreal, Michigan Opera Theater, Park Square Theatre, Minnesota Opera and the Seattle Police Department, and was featured in the world premiers of the operas “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Silent Night,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. As an actor, Scholz-Carlson has performed at theaters including The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theater Company, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Jungle Theater, Chanhassen Theaters and the Seattle Repertory Theater. Scholz-Carlson is a graduate of St. Olaf College and holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three daughters.
This workshop is open to participants of all levels of experience in Shakespeare, and anyone with an interest in effectively teaching Shakespeare in the classroom is encouraged to join.

For festival tickets and more information, please contact the GRSF Visitor’s Center Box Office at 924 Huff Street, Winona; call 507-474-7900; or visit grsf.org.

GRSF is a nonprofit, professional equity theater company in Winona dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education and community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training. Its production season has become a staple in the Winona arts scene since its inception 14 years ago. GRSF’s 15th season features “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “Venus in Fur.” For more information visit grsf.org.


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