Join special guest Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Freedom Rider, Kevin Long, Director, Jeremy Haynes, Harper College Student playing the leading role of Bowzie Brandon, and Dorothy Walker, Site Director of the Freedom Rides Museum in Alabama, as we explore the ideas and issues raised in Harper’s upcoming production of Too Heavy For Your Pocket by Jireh Breon Holder.
The Chicago Shakespeare Slam is, more than anything, an ensemble program—building community, both among the members of a school’s team and between the teams participating across the entire region. Together, participants have the opportunity to dive deep into a shared text—and do so through an infinite number of lenses crafted out of students’ own imaginations. Kevin leads teachers and their students in text work to prepare teams for the program.
At the center of Chicago Shakespeare’s work with actors—and teachers and students—is the process called "text work." Explore some of these clues in Romeo and Juliet with Associate Professor of Theatre Kevin Long.
Kevin Long and Mary T. Christel offer active drama approaches that position students to engage with a rich text through low-risk speaking and improvisation activities as a part of any ELA classroom.
Kevin was nominated for a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education
Kevin has been selected as one of thirty teachers from across the country to participate in the first-ever “Teaching Shakespeare Institute: Weekend Intensive for Teachers”.