This free seven-week workshop helps young writers (ages 13-18) to discover the magic, fun and some would say craziness of the immortal bard through playwriting, adaptation and performance.
 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
July 6, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library
240 Division Ave, Floor 2, Brooklyn
 
Over the course of the workshop, students work on breaking down Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which they then adapt for performance by adding street slang and modern English. The students are introduced to the rudiments of theater process and develop skills in acting, memorization, adaptation, staging and performance while using their imagination to create cool, dynamic new characters based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

This class is taught by Modesto "Flako" Jimenez of Oye Group.

This program is brought to you in partnership with Spaceworks and Brooklyn Public Library. Shake On The Block is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).