The Virginia Intermont Convocation Series is part of our mission to emphasize an educational experience that extends beyond classroom facts and theories. The series helps to further our belief that we should challenge students and ourselves, not just intellectually, but spiritually and personally as well.These events are open to the public and the campus community. Admission is free for VI students, faculty and staff. At the conclusion of the event, students should fill out a convocation card and turn it in to a Convocation staff member to receive convocation credit.
March – April 2014
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virginia Intermont College Hosts Shakespeare Workshop
“Good Will: How to Perform Shakespeare”
In conjunction with their upcoming show Kill Will in April, In/Visible Theatre from Boone, NC, is offering free Good Will workshops. While Kill Will is a collection of fight scenes from Shakespeare plays, we offer a workshop in how to stop fighting with the Bard’s language, and become friends with his relevant, actable poetry. During this class we explore rhythm, meter, and dramatic structure, and show how to use your own artistic impulses to make Shakespeare’s language understandable, relevant, and powerful to modern audiences.
The workshop is directed by Karen Sabo of In/Visible Theatre Company and will be held on March 29 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Anne Worrell Fine Arts Center on the Virginia Intermont campus. The workshop will be followed by an “English Tea” reception in the lobby. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a notebook and pen. No prior experience with Shakespeare is necessary. Participants may be aged 14 and up. There is no charge for the workshop but space is limited so advance registration is recommended. You may register by contacting Bonny Gable at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-466-7973.
Karen Sabo is a producer, director, actor, and teacher originally from New York. She has trained with the American Conservatory Theatre, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Shakespeare & Company, and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute. Karen has been a member of three resident acting companies, most recently at Barter Theatre, where she also worked as a resident director and dialect coach, and eventually served as the Director of Education. She has taught at Appalachian State University, Lees-McRae College, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Emory & Henry College. She and her husband, playwright and director Derek Davidson, created In/Visible Theatre in Boone, NC. <http://www.invisibletheatrenc.org>