For U.S. Veterans and Supporters

Bravery and Fear through Shakespeare’s Text

EVENT:  The Sharing, November 11, 2018, at 7pm  in our downtown Baltimore theater at 7 South Calvert Street. Join us for the moving culmination of the fall acting ensemble workshop for U.S. veterans, as they share scenes and presentations based on their studies of Shakespeare’s plays and their personal experiences on themes of bravery and fear.  All are welcome. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission: Free.  Donations are accepted to support our programs serving U.S. veterans.


OLIVE BRANCH and LAUREL CROWN COURSE:   Acting ensemble workshop for U.S. veterans and all who support their service

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Participants will explore themes of BRAVERY and FEAR in Shakespeare’s plays and develop personal presentations based on their own experiences. They’ll perform contemporary dramatic and comedic scenes. With CSC Teaching Artist Alexandra Hewett, students will focus on awareness of the physical and vocal aspects of theatre and performing as a unit. No acting experience is needed. Students may audition to perform, but there are also roles for non-performers, so come one, come all!

Who: US Veterans
When: Tuesdays, September 18 – November 13, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: The Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 206 E Redwood St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Following the success of its 2017 acting ensemble workshop for U.S. veterans, The Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will continue offering this unique course. 

Participants will explore themes of BRAVERY and FEAR in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as their own personal expressions of their experiences of war.  The course will culminate in a moving public performance for family, friends, and guests.  No acting experience is needed.  Enrollment is open to U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service, and all who are supporters of the veterans’ service to our country.

The course will examine the text, emotional context, issues, and themes in some of Shakespeare’s best-known history plays with plots involving war and peace. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind learning experience with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Teaching Artist Alexandra Hewett, who brings a background in psychotherapy to her work using the performing arts as a positive force of personal expression.

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is pleased to partner again this year with Vet Arts Connect (VAC), an initiative of The Institute for Integrative Health. VAC works to inspire veterans to connect with active engagement in art and nature experiences of their choice, in their local community, to improve their overall health and well-being. They believe that active engagement in arts and nature activities can be beneficial to the overall health and well-being of all veterans.

To learn more about this, VAC has decided to participate in this partnership with CSC. If you agree to participate in this ​free program VAC may ask you a few questions regarding your health before and after the ​engagement​, ​as well as​ what you learned in the class.

Your information will be safeguarded using the latest security measures to ensure confidentiality. Your personal information will be anonymous and will not be shared with anyone. ​Vet Arts Connect is not part of the Veterans Administration (VA), nor will they share your personal information with the VA; they are an independent non-profit institution dedicated to promoting health and wellness.

In equal rank with the best govern’d nation;
That war, or peace, or both at once, may be
As things acquainted and familiar to us. (2 Henry IV)


Questions? Contact The Studio staff here.
Gerrad Alex Taylor, Director, The Studio, 410.244.8571, ext. 108
Robby Rose, CSC’s Production and Education Assistant, 410.244.8571, ext. 114
Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, 410.244.8571, ext. 113.

Macbeth image by Shealyn Jae.