O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
He will be at Avon High School, 37545 Detroit Road, April 13 as students perform scenes from the William Shakespeare classic,Romeo and Juliet, with assistance from actors from the Great Lakes Theater Festival’s School Residency Program. Swords fights will also take place (GREAT PHOTO OP!).
The residency program features actors complementing classroom studies through “hands-on” expressions of classic literature. This is the 13th consecutive year the program has been part of the Avon High School Language Arts curriculum.
“We read as much as we can in class, but there is nothing like being part of this experience and actually developing the characters,” said Kelly Getz, Avon High School Language Arts teacher. “The students really surprise me. It’s nice to see a new side of them. They enjoy working with the actors.”
Using an interactive, hands-on approach, a team of specially trained actor-teachers will be at the high school with scripts, props, costumes and swords.
The program is made possible through a grant from the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund
Launched in 1981, Great Lakes Theater’s in-school residency program is now one of the most successful artist-in-residence programs in the country. Each year more than 16,000 students in over 100 schools experience the pleasure, power, and relevance of classic literature brought to life right in their own classrooms.