Music for Shakespeare with Stephen Bennett
This 4-week music workshop for Shakespeare in the Valley is open to singers and musicians, ages 12-19, who have experience in music. Players will be responsible for bringing their own instruments and should have at least basic proficiency with them. The workshop will form the band for Shakespeare in the Valley’s production of Macbeth, and will play and sing the score for the show. During the workshop, participants will be guided through the basics of performance in a theatrical setting, as well as writing music for the theatre. The group will write at least one of the songs in the show, and each participant will be guided through writing their own standard-style song.
1st 2 weeks: M-F, from 11am to 1pm at the Meredith Historical Society
3rd week: M-F, July 22-26, from 11am to 2pm at the West Kortright Centre
4th week M-F, July 29-August 2, 1pm to 5pm (plus late night dress rehearsals on Wednesday & Thursday) at the West Kortright Centre
(Schedule allows for joint enrollment with WKC Shakespeare acting workshop.)
• Pre-registration required
• We will follow up with a registration form via email.
• All scheduling conflicts must be cleared before registration.
• Must be 12 by the start of the workshop
• Bring your own lunch
• Includes Shakespeare in the Valley T-shirt
$300 WKC Member registration ($200 if taken w/Shakespeare workshop-contact us for an invoice)
$350 Non-Member registration ($250 if taken w/Shakespeare workshop-contact us for an invoice)
Help us thrive, not just survive!
The West Kortright Centre values accessibility, representation, and diversity of incomes, geographies, cultures, abilities and more. This year, we invite those who can to make a donation to support the program at a higher level in order to keep the general registration fee low. (We recognize that even the basic fee is a stretch for many families and continue to offer need-based scholarships.)
Learn more about WKC membership here.
Call (607) 278-5454 with any questions.
We will contact you via email with a registration form.
Other Young People's Theater Arts Workshops:
The Art of Comedy with Hana Roth Seavy
Acting Skills with Lillian Meredith
Shakespeare with Lillian Meredith
Costume Design with Gary Graham
Technical Theater with Tony Aukstikalnis & Tom Meredith
Stephen Bennett has been writing music for theatre for nine years, beginning while he was still training and working as an actor. In 2013, he produced a musical take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, called What You Will. He has written music for works including Highly Impractical Theatre’s Three Sisters, Linked Dance Theatre’s Freaks Don’t Cry, several productions with This is Not a Theatre Company, as well as Dominic Finocchiaro’s brut. He has composed and music directed for Shakespeare in the Valley since 2017. Stephen is currently earning a master’s degree at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.