SHAKESPEARE IN ITALY
Perform IN ITALY THIS SUMMER
Registration: Fill out the application below and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scuola Italia - www.scuola-italia.com
Shakespeare on the Sound - http://www.shakespeareonthesound.org
The Town - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbania
For Fun - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-lqlk3qD_A
MEET THE TEACHERS
Claire Shannon Kelly is the Artistic Director Shakespeare on the Sound and preparing to direct 2016’s production of Hamlet. Claire has worked at Shakespeare on the Sound for the last five years as Artistic Associate and Director of Education. For Shakespeare on the Sound’s mainstage she has directed The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which won the BroadwayWorld CT award for Best Ensemble Cast in a play, and the critically acclaimed production of As You Like It. Claire co-created and directed Shakespeare on the Sound’s K-5 touring production Let’s Play Shakespeare!, as well as directing their anti-bullying program Speaking Daggers. This past summer she devised and directed a children’s version of All’s Well That Ends and directed a new play, The Séance. Currently she is in development of three new plays: The Family, Wordsmith, and K.C. @ Bat. She has worked at the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, the Ordway Music Theater, and the George Street Playhouse among others. Additionally, Claire is a Teaching Artist and has taught theater to students from pre-school through high school. Claire served as Director of Drama at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. Claire has holds a Masters of Arts degree from New York University in Educational Theater.
Nicholas Urda is a New York based actor who works in film, television, stage and voice-overs. He has appeared on the big screen in White Irish Drinkers and Audition, which is currently making its rounds through the Film Festival circuit. On the stage, where he has spent the bulk of his time, Nick’s credits include: Federico García Lorca in Olives and Blood (CT Rep); Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare on the Sound); the off-B’way premiere of The Preacher and The Shrink at The Beckett at Theatre Row; Billy Witch (APAC); Costa Rehab (MTWorks); Brutus in Julius Caesar (Curious Frog); The Real Thing and The Shrew Tamer (Northern Stage); Private Lives (Two River Theatre); Othello, starring Patrick Page and Avery Brooks, Comedy of Errors, Don Juan, The Persians, and Loves Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Theatre Co, DC); Loves Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Co). This coming winter, Nicholas will be starring in the feature film Strawberry Flavored Plastic. He has also written a feature length script titled Closing the Deal as well as the upcoming web-series Tactics with co-writer, Matthew McGoldrick.
The international organization “Scuola Italia”, an Italian language school for foreigner students is located in the small town of Urbania. Urbania is a town of seven thousand people. It is in the region of Le Marche tucked into the Apennine Mountains. It is a small ancient medieval village rich in history and renaissance treasures. It is only 40km from beautiful beaches of the Adriatic Coast. You will find Urbania a very friendly authentic Italian town that welcomes students and travellers with open arms. The people here have time to stop and chat in the square and happily help even the beginner with their Italian. It is in a perfect position in central Italy to visit the Eternal City of Rome, the frescoes in Florence and Cathedral in Sienna with ease. www.scuola-italia.com
You will be instructed in the art of Italian cookery. The course in Italian cooking covers covers both practical and theoretical aspects of cookery. You will participate in preparation of the dishes as well as learning about the various dishes typical of the nation and the region. Of course, at the end of the cookery class there is a lot of delicious food to eat, and wine, water, and perhaps a little homemade "limoncello" will help you digest your hard work.