GTA Repertory Company

The GTA “Rep Company,” a troupe of five of GTA’s most talented actors, offers FREE performances to schools, community groups, libraries and hospitals throughout northeast Georgia every other year, and 2018-2019 is a performance year!

The Rep Company tours three afternoons a week within a 60-minute drive of Gainesville and their schedule of 2018-2019 free performances is completely full — THANK YOU northeast Georgia!!

You can still see this year’s Repertory Company by bringing little ones to a holiday performance of Dragons for Christmas.  Ages 4-12: Run time 50 minutes.  Click on the picture to purchase tickets, just $6!

Flying, defending, toasting marshmallows… who doesn’t wish they had a dragon?! Dragons for Christmas is a magical anthology about the fierce but loyal beasts whose scales, wings and “warm breath” have launched armies and fueled many a story.  Adventurers young and old will be charmed by these mythical and beloved holiday creatures!

OR, if your community group would like to consider booking a PAID evening or weekend performance of either of the Rep Company’s two productions ($250 guarantee required), contact Company Manager Savannah Cathers at GTAsRepCo@gmail.com

 

Dragon Flights

by Gay H. Hammond

Flying, defending, toasting marshmallows… who doesn’t wish they had a dragon?! Dragon Flights is a magical anthology about the fierce but loyal beasts whose scales, wings and “warm breath” have launched armies and fueled many a story. Where did they come from and are they mean or just misunderstood? Adventurers young and old will be charmed by the mythical and beloved creatures of Dragon Flights.  Directed by Brenau University’s Chair of Theatre, Dr. Ann Demling.

For groups of up to 50 students, K-7th grade.

Use the Dragon Flights Study Guide

Shakespeare in Action

by Amelia Fischer

Shakespeare in Action performances are fast-paced, 45-minute collections of dynamic scenes from Shakespeare’s most studied plays. We would like to bring Shakespeare to life in your classroom!

In addition to the performance, our Rep Company is also offering three, 40-minute, immersive residencies to activate Shakespeare’s themes and characters.

For grades 7 through adult; performances are for groups up to 100 people, residencies for individual classrooms of up to 30.

What is a Shakespeare in Action Residency?

This is a new opportunity to bring immersive workshops straight to your classroom. You can book our Rep Company teaching artists to visit your class once or up to three times to activate Shakespeare’s themes and language. Each 40-minute workshop will get students up on their feet forming personal connections to Shakespeare’s characters and stories.

Our teaching artists engage your students in the relevance of Shakespeare’s works and end each workshop with a performance tailored to fit your classroom. Teachers can choose from  three different residencies:

Words and Witches: Shakespeare’s Verse
Kindle a lifelong love for the beauty and boldness of Shakespeare’s language through this interactive approach to understanding Iambic Pentameter. Featuring scenes from Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

Swords and Soliloquies: Performing Shakespeare
Garner the basic skills necessary to embody Shakespeare’s courageous characters. This acting masterclass focuses on applying action/objective work to Shakespeare’s text and features scenes from Julius Caesar and Macbeth.

Bodices and Breeches: Gender in Shakespeare
Dive into the cultural context of Shakespeare’s world and how it helped shape his surprisingly modern approach to gender. Students will discover and voice some of Shakespeare’s most dynamic and inspiring characters, exploring how they buck the norms to become their best selves. Featuring scenes from Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and As You Like It.

Use the Shakespeare in Action Study Guide

Residency FAQs

Can I book all three workshops?
Yes, you can! Each workshop is a unique, stand-alone experience and features different performances.

Do my students need to have previous experience with Shakespeare?
No! A Shakespeare in Action residency is a great way to enrich your curriculum at any point. In fact, we love it when a student’s first experience of Shakespeare’s language is with us as it allows us to hook them on the vitality and relatability of Shakespeare’s work when performed live!

Who will be in my classroom?
Five trained teaching artists currently studying acting at the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. These Rep Company members auditioned and interviewed for this opportunity in May of 2018, spent 3 months in guided research of Shakespeare’s works, and 8 rigorous weeks building/rehearsing these residencies and performances for you!

Questions?  Contact Company Manager Savannah Cathers at GTAsRepCo@gmail.com