The School at Nashville Shakes

Winter/Spring 2019 Classes


BROADSWORD w/ David Wilkerson & Carrie Brewer
$60 per session
at Nashville School of the Arts (Large Gymnasium)
1250 Foster Ave, Nashville

In preparation for NSF’s 2020 gender-fluid Macbeth, these short intensives will offer actors a chance to get acquainted with the lighter, one-handed version of the classic broadsword that will be used in the production. Each two-day class will cover the basics required to believably and safely wield this versatile weapon. 

Session 1: Sat & Sun, Feb 16-17, 12-2pm w/ Carrie
Session 2: Sat & Sun, Feb 16-17, 6-8pm w/ David
Session 3: Mon & Tues, Feb 18-19, 6-8pm w/ David
Session 4: Wed & Thurs, Feb 20-21, 6-8pm w/ Carrie


DIALECTS w/ Kim Bretton
6 Sessions, Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30p
Feb 6-March 13th
Nashville Public Television (Front Meeting Room)
161 Rains Ave, Nashville

This class aims to identify the differences between the American and British accent and introduce exercises in training the muscles of the tongue, lips and jaw to make neutral British easier to master. You’re invited to get up on your feet and perform a memorized short poem in a neutral British accent in the last class.  

A native Brit, Kim is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who is always honest and open in her style. 

All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

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AUDITION TECHNIQUE w/ Denice Hicks & friends
DROP-IN sessions, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Beginning Feb 4, 2019
at Eastwood Christian Church, 3rd Fl.
(1601 Eastland Avenue, Nashville)

Fee: Suggested donation $15

Work on new monologues, classic or contemporary, or brush up old ones. Each participant gets at least 15 minutes of one on one coaching, the benefits from playing before a small audience, and watching others work. Workshop leader Denice Hicks welcomes all levels of experience. There is a $15 suggested donation that can be made online or in person. (NSF past apprentices are always welcome, no donation necessary.) Come prepared to play!

School at Nashville Shakes

The School at Nashville Shakes, taught by some of NSF's teaching artists, directors, fight choreographers, and actors is for aspiring Shakespeareans seeking to learn a variety of methods and techniques to help with their understanding of Shakespeare's language and performance elements. The workshops found in the curriculum are vast and diverse, where the student chooses what area best suits their needs; be it voice work, physical work, text analysis, combat skills, or the basic building blocks of the bard. No matter the need, we guarantee that time will be dedicated to the individual to help them grow as an artist.

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