Portland Shakespeare Project’s summer classes include intensive, personalized training in performance skills as well as opportunities for actors and audience members alike to explore the nuance, beauty and power of Shakespeare’s timeless works. This summer, we’re pleased to offer a unique line-up of classes to be taught by Lisa Harrow and Professor Michael Nehring.
Sign up by April 15 to take advantage of our 2015 Summer Class discounts (where applicable).
You may register online and pay for a class by credit card here. For additional ways to register, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Shakespeare for Lovers of Shakespeare – Lisa Harrow
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: Noon-4:00 pm and 5:00-9:00 pm
This is a unique class for those who love Shakespeare but who are not actors (although actors are invited to participate). Join famed Royal Shakespeare Company actor Lisa Harrow as she demonstrates how to unlock the deeper meaning of Shakespeare’s language. This full-day class is an extraordinary opportunity to increase your understanding of Shakespeare’s words and the way that certain passages resonate with audiences. You are welcome to bring your favorite piece of text or favorite speech to explore, or simply to come and watch and listen.
Limited to 12 participants – four openings remaining as of May 2.
Laban and Shakespeare – Professor Michael Nehring
Date: Wednesday – Sunday, June 10 – 14, 2015
Times: Wed, Thurs, Fri: 7:00-10:00 pm; Sat: noon-5:00 pm; Sun: 1:00-5:00 pm
Fee: $350 (before April 15); $400 (after April 15)
This course features a five-day workshop taught by Chapman University Professor and PSP Associate Artistic Director and Education Director Michael Nehring utilizing Rudolf von Laban’s performance techniques to support the elevated demands of Shakespearean performance.
If you want to understand how the voice and body depend upon each other to create unforgettable performances, this workshop is for you. Laban-trained actors are not afraid to work from images that translate the written text into compelling vocal and physical demonstrations of character need, and Shakespeare in particular gives an actor the opportunity to explore rich complex characters in high conflict situations. Professor Nehring’s classes are always very popular so do not wait to sign up.
Limited to 12 participants
A Master Class Experience – Lisa Harrow
Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Watch Lisa Harrow conduct a Master Class with four experienced Portland actors as they explore the intricate process, challenges and rewards of bringing the Bard to life on stage. Actors and Shakespeare-lovers alike are invited to join us for this insightful, inspiring and entertaining event on the Alder Stage, brought back in response to the popularity of last summer’s Master Class with Lisa Harrow.
Master Class for Actors – Lisa Harrow
Dates: Wednesday – Friday, July 15 – 17, 2015
Time: Noon-6:00 pm
Fee: $300 (before April 15); $350 (after April 15)
Lisa Harrow will take twelve actors of any level of experience through monologues and scenes, exploring and unlocking the text in the John Barton fashion in this three-day format Master Class. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work with a master at her craft who will help you understand your unique Shakespeare voice.
Limited to 12 participants – This class is full. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on the wait list or please consider Professor Nehring’s class.
Important Class Information
- Class descriptions, dates and times are all subject to change.
- Portland Shakespeare Project reserves the right to cancel any class at its discretion if an insufficient number of participants sign up. A full refund is given for any payments made for cancelled classes.
- All classes will be taught at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon.
Registering For a Class
You may register online and pay for a class by credit card here.
Alternatively, you may download the Portland Shakespeare Project Summer Class Registration Form here.
Registration Forms and Payment (make check out to Portland Shakespeare Project) can be mailed to:
Portland Shakespeare Project
4770 Avery Lane
Lake Oswego, OR 97035