Flachmann Seminar - Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - Oct 23 & 24, 2020

The Flachmann Seminar

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.

"Southwest Shakespeare’s Flachmann Seminars with Dr. Susan Willis are as interesting and informative as the lectures and workshops on Shakespeare I’ve attended at London's Globe Theater, the British National Archives, and the 2016 World Shakespeare Congress in Stratford and London. Susan’s knowledge and humor make Shakespeare’s plays more interesting and accessible for novices as well as devotees. After teaching Arizona students for many years, I am thrilled that students, teachers, and Shakespeare lovers of all descriptions have the opportunity to attend a Seminar of this quality in our home state. We are indeed fortunate to have the Southwest Shakespeare Company in the Valley of the Sun." - Kathy Phares Farris

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) – Saturday Oct 23rd & 24th, 2020 @ 6:30pm (Educators) 10:00 AM (Public)

To purchase your ticket click here: https://showtix4u.com/events/swshakespeare

"I've found the Flachmann Seminars to be revelatory! Each one I've attended has added an uplifting, behind-the-scenes dimension to the play; my entire theater experience is enhanced. I benefit from the erudition of the dramaturge, Susan Willis, whose encyclopedic knowledge of Shakespeare takes my breath away, and from fellow participants who often pose questions that can become key points of interest for me." - Felicity Wilson

Attending a Seminar

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, possible tour of the set and stage and have a special talk back with the actors.

Seminars are from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (With breaks throughout)

The location for the 2020/2021 Season Seminars: Virtual Platform provided on showtix4u.com/events/swshakespeare

Reservations are required. The fee for the seminar is $25 for non-subscribers. To get a virtual ticket to Complete Works of William Shakespeare Company, please click on www.showtix4u.com/events/swshakespeare

You can pay for the seminar online by clicking the link above or call 480-435-6868 to reserve your spot.

Bard Club Members

Admission to the seminar is included in Bard Card memberships.

Season Subscribers

Admission is not included in your season subscription, however you can purchase a seat by clicking the button above.

Educators and Students

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 re-certification credits. Educators will receive a certificate upon completion of the day. Please check with your district to receive professional development credit. The course is $20 and the certificate for professional development is an additional $15

Please contact Susan Freestone at discover@swshakespeare.org to book your ticket. This is a virtual classroom an you will be given a link at booking.


MegJoBethAmy&Louisa - Jan 24 - Feb 2, 2020

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, & Louisa 

Jan 24 - Feb 2 @ Taliesin West 

Assigned with the super boring task of writing a novel for young girls, Louisa May Alcott turns to figures and stories from her own life for inspiration. The lines between fact and fiction begin to blur, as her novel comes to life before her and things get a little weird. Part adaptation, part biography, but definitely NOT your Marmee’s Little Women.