We are happy to open our educational seminars to patrons, students, and educators. Often educators can receive recertification credit as part of the seminar experience.

Seminars this season will be taught by Dr. Susan Willis, dramaturg of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Dr. Willis was an observer at the BBC while it produced “The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon”. Since 1985 she has been the resident dramaturg and a director at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and hosts the adult education series “Theatre in the Mind”. She has also worked with its new play program, The Southern Writers Project and is a member of the faculty of Auburn University.

The Merry Wives of Windsor Seminar – October 24, 2015
Winterfest Seminar – Othello  & The Comedy of Errors – January 23, 2016
Twelfth Night Seminar – April 2, 2016


Season Ticket Subscribers and Bard Card Holders

One of the “perks” of being a season subscriber or Bard Card holder is free admission to these seminars. Delving deeper into the Bard’s works gives one a greater understanding of the play. The seminars also give you a sneak peak behind the scenes as you will meet the designers, mingle with the actors, tour the set and stage and have a special talkback with the actors and crew. Teachers, this is an excellent learning tool to take techniques directly back to your classroom. Depending on your district, you may receive ten (10) recertification credits.

Attending a Seminar

Reservations are required. The fee for the seminar is $50 for non-subscribers, which includes lunch and your show ticket. Season subscribers pay $10 for lunch. Payment in advance is requested. You can pay for the seminar online by clicking the link above after June 15, 2015 or call 480-435-6868 to reserve your spot.