PERFORMANCE FOR THE SCHOOLS
In January of each year, the Festival stages its annual Performance for the Schools: A full length professional production of one of Shakespeare’s frequently studied plays, performed on Tulane’s campus as a field trip opportunity for 4000-5000 middle and high school students. These performances are often the only opportunities these students have to see live professional theatre and, more often, their first live Shakespearean performance. No other such program is available to students in Louisiana and schools return year after year from all over the gulf south region.
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane touches thousands of students and teachers every year with the significance of Shakespeare’s stories and the power of language, literature and the arts. The Festival is committed to continuing to serve this community and region with its unique and relevant programming.
Announcing the January 2014 production: Romeo & Juliet
Performances will take place in Dixon Hall on Tulane’s uptown campus in January at 10:00am. The show ends at approximately 12:30pm. Stay tuned for dates.
Tickets are only $10 per student and one free chaperone ticket is provided for each 15 students. Additional chaperones only pay $10.
An optional 15 minute talkback session with the director and actors follows each performance.
Each participating school receives a play specific study guide as well.
To make a reservation, please contact Clare Moncrief at email@example.com or by phone at (504) 314-7752
The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane’s program/production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare for a New Generation. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is one of 42 professional theater companies selected to participate in Shakespeare for a New Generation, bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. This is the tenth year of Shakespeare for a New Generation, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history.