Summer ‘Stratford’ Workshops with Kristen

Summer ‘Stratford’ Workshops with Kristen

You provided tools that are new to me, and I know I’m going to find them useful, especially the way of breaking down a monologue in layers, from parentheticals on down.” Roseann Cane, Actor/Director

Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM’s Artistic Director, has just returned from a four month contract at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, where she was assistant director on 42nd Street, directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway’s The Color Purple), and a participant in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction.

She will be teaching a workshop over the summer where she will share what she learned while working at the festival; from text analysis and character development to revisiting the ‘warm-up’ to staging/working on a thrust stage. Workshop is appropriate for actors and directors. Everyone will be asked to bring a classical monologue, preferably in verse. No prep on monologue is required. All levels of experience are welcome.

Portion of proceeds from the workshops will go towards WAM’s fall production of ‘The Old Mezzo’.

To sign up, email Kristen at or call 518.243.9627

Dates/Times/Locations + Prices:

July:  Sunday, July 22: 1:00pm-4:30pm @ Eleven, 11 School Street, Great Barrington, MA. $49 **

** Minimum ten participants.

“I found the workshop clear, to-the-point, and useful in many practical ways” David Braucher, Equity Actor