Take part in this exclusive event delivered by the co-director of Macbeth, Bell Shakespeare’s Resident Artist in Education, Huw McKinnon.
Teachers will be guided in a physical and dynamic experience of the play through practical strategies to activate language analysis and unlock meaning. Using actual rehearsal room approaches, teachers will learn innovative techniques of working with text used by performers and directors. With rich analysis on how Shakespeare crafts character motivation, state of mind and atmosphere through text, this will be an engaging and fun professional learning session.
Huw McKinnon is Bell Shakespeare’s Resident Teaching Artist.
Huw is a trained actor (Nepean) and has appeared on the Bell Shakespeare mainstage in Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Othello. In 2019 he is co-directing the Bell Shakespeare production of Macbeth for high school students at Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.
Huw first joined Bell Shakespeare in 2004 as an actor, touring schools around the country in Actors at Work (now The Players). Since then Huw has fostered a passion for teaching Shakespeare and has become involved in the delivery of almost every aspect of Bell Shakespeare’s education program.
Over the last six years he has been central to the Company’s Juvenile Justice program, delivering Shakespeare focused workshops in youth detention centres across NSW and Victoria. His work with young people in detention was the focus of the award-winning documentary Kings of Baxter (Grumpy Sailor, 2018).
Huw regularly tours Australia, often to the most remote locations, helping teachers inspire an enthusiasm for Shakespeare in their students and helping young people see the plays in a whole new light.
Huw is a key part of Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Teacher Mentorship and finds great satisfaction in being able to give teachers from all over Australia the tools and confidence they need to bring Shakespeare to life in their classrooms.