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Geordie’s Shakespeare-Before-the-Show Workshops are featured on WestmountMag.ca: ”Repercussion Theatre and Geordie Theatre bring Shakespeare workshops to parks across Montreal”

Read on Westmount Mag’s website: Kids have lots of fun with Shakespeare-Before-the-Show

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REPERCUSSION THEATRE AND GEORDIE THEATRE SCHOOL BRING SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOPS TO PARKS ACROSS MONTREAL

Summer is finally here and it’s time for kids to hit the outdoors and have some fun! Shakespeare-Before-the-Show is a perfect way for children and teens to experience the joys of theatre in the beauty of Montreal’s parks. Geordie Theatre School (GTS) and Repercussion Theatre are teaming up once again to engage youth in an exciting part of English culture: Shakespeare-in-the-Park! This summer, GTS will be leading an Introduction to Shakespeare Workshop before select performances of Repercussion Theatre’s Measure for Measure.

“Repercussion is thrilled to be partnering with Geordie Theatre School again this year for our pre-show youth workshops”, says artistic director Amanda Kellock. “Providing opportunities for young people to engage with live theatre is something that both we (Repercussion) and Geordie are passionate about!”

In these workshops, youth will learn what all the thy, wilt thou, wherefore and forsooths are all about and experience the fun of speaking Shakespearean text! The 2-hour workshops culminate in meeting the cast, asking questions to the director, and participating in a professional pre-show warm-up!

“Geordie Theatre School is excited for youth from all backgrounds to join us in jumping into the passion, play and drama of Shakespeare!” Geordie Theatre School director Jessica Abdallah says that “the workshops are affordable, accessible and will be taught by some of Geordie Theatre and Repercussion Theatre’s favourite performers.”

Following the workshop, participants and their families are encouraged to stay to watch the performance of Measure for Measure.

The cost is $35 per person, the workshop happens rain or shine and space is limited to 10 participants per class for the following dates:

WESTMOUNT PARK
Wednesday, July 17 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (8 to 12-year-olds)
Wednesday, July 17 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (13 to 17-year-olds)

Saturday, August 10 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (8 to 12-year-olds)
Saturday, August 10 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (13 to 17-year-olds)

PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU PARK, COTE ST-LUC
Thursday, July 25 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (11 to 17-year-olds)

PARC JEANNE-MANCE
Saturday, August 3 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (10 to 15-year-olds)

PINE BEACH PARK, DORVAL
Thursday, August 8 from 4 pm to 6:15 pm (11 to 17-year-olds)

For more information on Repercussion Theatre and their upcoming production of Measure for Measure, visit https://www.repercussiontheatre.com/sitp2019-en/

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