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Holistic Shakespeare classes with Dr. Debra Charlton: July 20, July 27
for serious actors of all ages. Dr. Debra Charlton is the author of “Holistic Shakespeare: An Experiential Learning Approach” (Intellect Books 2012). She is a theatre director, educator and writer whose reviews and articles on Shakespeare training and performance have appeared in numerous publications. Many of her former students have gone on to have successful careers on Broadway and in regional theatre.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in these classes too. They will learn strategies for bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life in the classroom.

July 20: Physicalizing Shakespeare: Performing Shakespeare requires a responsive but relaxed physical instrument. This workshop explores the relationship between body and text through exercises that unlock creativity and emotional accessibility. In addition, connections between the actor’s 360-degree body and the physical space are discovered through Shakespearean speeches and scenes.

July 27: Shakespeare in Context: Status, alliance, and hierarchy are central concerns for many of Shakespeare’s characters. Using hands-on exercises, we will unlock the social constructs that influenced Shakespeare’s depiction of character and understand how awareness of context enriches and deepens performance.

All the workshops are highly active and experiential. Workshop participants should wear comfortable clothing that allows for full range of unrestricted movement. Sneakers or bare feet are encouraged. Register with ARTworks: 843-379-2787. ARTworks is located in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street.


Summer Scribes 2013: Attention, sixth to eighth graders who like to write, Beaufort writer Katherine Tandy Brown is offering two, weeklong summer writing camps based on Natalie Goldberg’s classic “Writing Down the Bones” writing practice, designed to further writing skills while having fun creating stories. First-session classes take place on Monday, July 8, Wednesday, July 10, and Friday, July 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A second session is offered the following week — Monday, July 15, Wednesday, July 17, and Friday, July 19 — from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Both sessions take place at the Charles Street Gallery. Class size is limited to 5 students to allow for individual attention. Cost is $65 for a one-week session of three classes. A Beaufort resident, Katherine has been a successful freelance writer for 24 years.

For more information, call 859-312-6706.


Auditions for “Same Time Next Year”: USCB Center for the Arts and the Beaufort Theatre Company will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Same Time Next Year” by John Vogel at 7 p.m. July 8 and 9 at USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street in downtown Beaufort .  The romantic comedy follows Doris and George as they agree to meet every year for the next 24 years. The 1978 film version starred Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn, who won a Tony for her Broadway performance in the same role.
“The Same Time Next Year” calls for one male and one female, age 30 to mid 40. All are encouraged to audition regardless of previous experience.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the play. No preparation is necessary. A costume designer and stage manager are also being sought. The play will be presented February 21-23,2014.  Ger more information about the play or auditions by calling Bonnie Hargrove at 843-521-4145.
Information is also at www.uscbcenterforthearts.com


Publicity for Artists: Likes & links at ARTworks:  The know-how and networking you need to simplify and strengthen your arts marketing plan, on Saturday, August 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. What’s the deal with social media? How can artists communicate with the public and the media through their work? This workshop helps artists form the right marketing plan and realistic expectations while connecting with each other in person and online. Learn more about which strategies will work for you through examples and discussion with other artists and ARTworks’ transmedia publicity leader Lisa Annelouise Rentz. She has 14 years experience in promoting the arts in South Carolina. This meeting will be in the gallery at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center. $20 per person, or $10 for returning artists, supporters of ARTworks, and ARTworks resident artists. 843-525-6911 to get a seat. 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort, www.artworksinbeaufort.org, 843-379-2787.


Music for Moore Concert: Tidal Creek Fellowship, a non- denominational church  located on Lady’s Island announced it will be hosting a benefit concert for Moore, Oklahoma. The concert will be held July 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. with concessions available. Proceeds of the concert will go to benefit the children of Briarwood Elementary in Moore, Okla., impacted by the recent storm devastation. “Our hearts go out to the people of Moore, Oklahoma, and especially to the children and families of that community that not only lost their homes but schools too,” said David Holland, Pastor of Tidal Creek Fellowship. Tidal Creek Fellowship began its first church services in the cafeteria of Coosa Elementary and held church services there for 10 years before moving into their new building in the spring of 2012. The Music For Moore Concert will be held at Tidal Creek Fellowship, 290 Brickyard Point Road South, Lady’s Island.  Music will be provided by the Tidal Creek Band, a contemporary worship band. Admission is free, donations encouraged. Backers hope to raise $5,000 during the two night event for Moore, Okla.

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