Shakespearience! empowers students through William’s words and sword-play.
They explore their own sense of self, shared struggles, joys, conflicts, and love,creating empathy through the stage
We offer expansive thinking and boundless imagination. For each student this cultivates deeper intellectual prowess, ascending self-esteem, and a greater sense of generosity and team work.
We promote diversity and inclusiveness through the vehicle of Shakespeare's plays and poems, regardless of ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, development, and economics.
We champion the belief that all walks of life are valued equally and different points of view are pivotal (or vital) in and to the creative process. Part of our educational goal is to instill mutual respect; that we are all teachers and students and can learn from our differences. This is part of why Shakespeare's works are still so resonant today.
They are both professional and fun! Their instructors really have a way with kids of all ages; they manage to make the lessons engaging throughout. Highly recommended!
Kitty was so patient and thorough when I came in stressed out about an upcoming audition. She paid really close attention to what was working for me personally and what wasn’t, and I feel much more secure and confident in my work now. I will definitely be coming to her for help again soon!
My daughter loves working with Kitty! I feel she has grown so much, she has found her voice and is bold enough to use it!
Ms. Thompson has been a teaching artist for over 25 years. She has educated in painting, text analysis, psychology in acting, improvisation, voice, movement, stage combat, Shakespeare History and playwriting. Her work has associated her with such award winning companies and schools as The California Shakespeare Theatre, Urban High School, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Stage Write, Throckmorton Theatre, Berkeley High School, Marin Academy and Tamalpais High School.
She is an award winning AEA actress, the primary and focussed piece of her career involved in Shakespeare productions. Her professional theatre credits include The Orpheum, The Magic, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco Playhouse, Center Rep, Central Works, Golden Thread, Theatreworks, Playground, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel Shakespeare, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theatre, and Marin Shakespeare Company.
Most importantly, she is a proud mother.
"In my heart of hearts..." (Hamlet), her primary fous is on utilizing Shakespeare's text as a vehicle for students and actors to develop their self esteem, multicultural empathy, emotional authenticity, and best still, in finding a richness in human capacity and imagination.
All ages and all types of people from across the spectrum of neurodiversity. Ms. Thompson runs the Shakespearience! in schools special needs program at Mill Valley Middle school as well as school programs across the whole bay area with her team of experienced teaching artists.
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