“All the world’s a stage,” according to Shakespeare’s Jaques in “As You Like It” and today’s multimedia culture, which is why understanding the intricate production dance that’s comprised of cultivated talent, communication skills and technical knowledge is particularly important.
For students in grades 9-12 who are interested in communication or theatre-related careers, and teachers seeking an interactive event focusing on community skills that students can use throughout their lives, the University of Findlay’s Theatre and Communication departments are offering a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To give them an idea of what some dramatic and professional communication jobs entail, students will experience what it’s like to be in front of the camera, on stage and behind the scenes.
Focus areas will include:
- Center stage: Acting is a great skill to master, whether you’re on stage, presenting a speech in class or someday interviewing for a job. Nervousness is natural. This session will show students how to present their best selves.
- Detail-oriented: Media reports impact the way we see the world, particularly when we haven’t experienced an event first-hand. Students will complete an activity that explores some of the more effective ways to gather information to present a clear message to an audience.
- Setting the scene: UF professionals will take students behind the scenes to see how lighting, special effects and green screens help make the magic happen on stage and on air to influence audience perception.
Registration for students is $10, which will include instruction, lunch and a private showing of the University’s upcoming production of the play “Antigone.” The first 50 students to register will receive a free T-shirt. Attendance is free for faculty. The registration deadline is Oct. 30. For registration information, visit the workshop’s webpage.