Shakespeare in schools

An interactive presentation featuring actors from the Nevada Shakespeare Festival performing various scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most popular titles. Schools can let us know ahead of time which scenes are most relevant to current curriculum, and we will work to accommodate them to ensure the maximum benefit for the students.  Each performance scene is introduced and briefly described. Following each scene, the actors and students will discuss elements of the work; themes, the plays, the characters, performance techniques, theatre arts and the role that play and creativity can have in their lives.

Shakespeare in Schools is supported and encouraged by The Ministry of Education

Hon. Rachel Taylor

Edgar Howell

Director of Education

Gemely Lubin

Matthew Morgan

Artistic Director of TCI Arts

Matthew Morgan has been working professionally for over 20 years as an actor, clown, comedian, host, and show creator. He’s passionate about creating original work that pushes the boundaries of circus and theater while remaining accessible to audiences of all ages. Matthew studied theater arts at the University of Utah and is a graduate of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He has appeared on Broadway at the New Victory Theater, headlined Germany’s Circus Flic Flac, and spent 10 years clowning and hosting Spiegelworld’s Las Vegas smash hit ‘Absinthe’.

As a director, Matthew helmed an award-winning “Waiting for Godot” at the University of North Alabama and consulted on projects for the Walt Disney Company and Moscow’s Nikulin Circus Festival. Matthew, however, is most passionate about devising and creating new and adapted works. His comedy trio ‘Happy Hour’ was awarded 4 stars by The Scotsman during its run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and described as a ‘high-energy, fast-moving, make-your-head-spin comedy’ by the New York Times.

His touring Shakespeare Company ‘Shotspeare’, hailed as “Magic” by The Wall Street Journal, has had extended runs in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia. For 10 years running, his original variety shows at the Rochester Fringe Festival have enjoyed sold-out runs. Matthew is the Founding Artistic Director of the Nevada Shakespeare Festival in the Las Vegas area, which presents Bard’s works, in parks, schools, and at the Water St Amphitheater, Henderson.

To find out more about Matthew’s work please visit www.matthewmorgan.info and www.nevadashakespearefestival.com

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