We are very excited that this year begins the first of our three year collaboration with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They will be in residence on our campus for five days of workshops/performances each year.
Members of our ELA and Theatre Departments have attended week-long and week-end training sessions that included exciting kinesthetic lessons to make text more approachable and fun. Entire binders of lesson plans and activities aligned with our standards were given out. Some of our teachers have even been able to get additional lessons/activities directed related to the specific pieces they are studying in class this year. All this is building to the end of our third year, when we will take a bus of students to attend shows in Ashland, as well as a possible Shakespeare production produced by our students at our school!
Location: All events are to take place in the auditorium unless noted otherwise.
What you need to know:
OSF (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) will at OCHS on October 21-25 in the auditorium all day.
They will perform their show Daring to Dream on Monday (Oct 21) during 1st, 2nd, 3rd (1st Lunch), and 4th periods.
They will perform their show Daring to Dream on Tuesday (Oct 22) during 5th period.
The rest of their time spent here will be in single class workshops. These have already been scheduled.
Daring to Dream features pieces about dreams, aspirations, facing one's nightmares and the challenging work of fulfilling one's dreams set against the wild backdrop of our sleeping minds. The program will feature William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, poetry by Langston Huges and Ntozake Shange, rhetorical masterpiece by Martin Luther King Jr. and scenes from Natural Shocks (Lauren Gunderson), Red Bike (Caridad Svich), Ballast (Georgette Kelly) among others.
PWS - Poetry Workshop In the first year of the Partnership your students will have an opportunity to explore Poetic Devices found in Shakespeare's works.
DWS - Dreams Workshop The Three Worlds of A Midsummer Night's Dream, will explore the ways in which Shakespeare uses language to define the three worlds of the play - the poetry of the fairy kingdom -- including Puck and Oberon, the court lovers - focusing on Helena and Hermia and finally the comic prose of the rustics. The workshop also includes a look at Langston Hughe's poem A Dream Deferred. Students will work physically with the poem and then create one of their own.
If you are interested in attending, please email Clyde Berry, OCHS Drama teacher Clyde.Berry@orecity.k12.or.us