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 play program, The Southern Writers Project and is a member of the faculty of Auburn University.

Romeo and Juliet  Seminar – January 20, 2018
Henry IV, Part I Seminar – March 31, 2018



Season Ticket Subscribers and Bard Club Members

One of the “perks” of being a Season Subscriber or Bard Club member 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 peek 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.


Because SSC understands the value of bringing Shakespeare alive to students and has the desire to assist teachers with simplifying this task, we encourage all  teachers to attend SSC Flachmann Seminars. The seminars offer learning techniques teachers can take  directly back to their classrooms.  Attendees will receive expert knowledge of the production and most districts accept this as 10 recertification credits. Educators will receive a certificate upon completion of the day. Please check with your district for specific credit.

Attending a Seminar

Seminars are from 9 AM-1:30 PM (With breaks throughout)

The location for the 2017/2018 Season Seminars: The Mildred Finch Family Life Center located within The First United Methodist Church 15 E 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210 (NE Corner of Center and 2nd Avenue, 2 block south of the Mesa Arts Center) enter through the red doors on the Southeast side of the building.

Reservations are required. The fee for the seminar is $60 for non-subscribers, which includes lunch and a show ticket. Season subscribers and Bard Card members are asked to pay $12 for lunch. Payment in advance is requested. You can pay for the seminar online by clicking the link above or call 480-435-6868 to reserve your spot.