Gabrielle Laskey via Crowdrise
March 13, 2011
Community Outreach and Education:
Affordable (and Free) classes can be taught through PST for all levels of student: middle schoolers, high schoolers, beginning actors, hobbyists, novices, and advanced performers.
Free resources for community schools can be provided; such as teachers guides to performances, and interdisciplinary curriculum guides to required Shakespearian and classical reading taught in English courses.
Programming directed towards and by community members: theatre festivals, audition help, playwriting, theatre competitions and summer camps.
Bring Talent and Arts Dollars to the city:
By offering Shakespearian and classical performances, Pittsburgh can gain experts that will ultimately benefit the theatre and the community through education and outreach.
From guest educators and artists to developing home-grown talent - exposure and artistic offerings are the keys to developing excellence.
The Classics are NOW!
Classical works are relevant not only by the lenses in which they are produced for performance, but also because they are the foundations for modern soap operas, sit-coms, romances and a host of pop culture references.
Use social media and electronic resources to reach new, vibrant audiences and produce excellent branding and print media to hang on to old friends.
Create Depth and Breadth:
Will produce primarily Shakespeare (2-4 shows a year), but…
Can also include Classic Greek Theatre
Foundational classics like Checkov, Ibsen…
Modern classics like Williams, Miller…
Encourage new works based on old favorites; in the vein of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” and “Desdemona”
Can also offer playwriting workshops in classical style and classical monologues and sonnets.