The Squire Foundation Welcomes Back: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Squire Foundation is proud to welcome back, as part of our 2019 programming, and in partnership with The Léni Fé Bland Performing Arts Partnership, the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre practitioners, who will spend a week in Santa Barbara working with High School and Junior High students in Santa Barbara School Districts.  

The practitioners will be doing:

Professional Development Workshops: for teachers in the Santa Barbara Unified School District on Monday, February 25.

Student Workshops: During the school day throughout the entire week of February 25, 2019 to March 1, 2019. Practitioners will workshop with ninth through twelfth grade students  either currently reading, getting ready to read, or have just finished reading a variety of Shakespeare’s plays including Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and more.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. The Education team at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre has been working with communities and schools for over two decades, building on established models of best practice, and developing exciting and engaging methods for adults and children to learn about language, history and drama.  

PRACTITIONERS

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TAS EMIABATA

Tas’ theatre credits include The Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Flute Theatre); I Do (Dante or Die/Almeida Festival); The Two Noble Kinsmen; The Tempest; Romeo and Juliet (2004); Antony and Cleopatra; In Extremis; Romeo and Juliet (2007 Globe Tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Ed.Tour); Othello (Ed.Tour) all for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Other theatre work includes: Paul (National Theatre); Natural Breaks and Rhythms (Northampton); Oedipus (Actors of Dionysus); Woyzech (Theatre Melange); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Calypso Productions); Macbeth (Ludlow Festival); The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (RSC). Film includes: Hippie Hippie Shake, dir. Beeban Kidron & Simon McBurney; Jack Brown and the Curse of the Crown; Hidden City. Television includes: Silent Witness (BBC) American Odyssey (NBC), Murder Investigation Team (Thames TV), Neighbours (Grundy Television)

As a workshop practitioner Tas has developed and delivered projects for the Southwark Theatres Education Partnership, New Direction, Talawa Theatre Company, The National Youth Theatre, English National Opera and Emergency Exit Arts. He has also directed Romeo and Juliet for The Freedom Theatre in Jenin (OPT). In 2017/2018 Tas was the lead UK artist for a European collaboration, Creative Activism, involving students and artists located in the UK, Germany, France and Estonia. Tas also works extensively with students and teachers for TENDER: Until the Violence Stops – a charity that explores and promotes healthy relationships amongst young people.

As a Globe Education Learning Consultant with eighteen years’ experience, Tas regularly develops and facilitates national and international workshops for teachers and students, making Shakespeare’s plays accessible and highly engaging. His extensive work with teachers has seen him delivering diverse projects in France, Germany, the US, Argentina, India, and he is currently supporting teachers and students in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Zhengzhou, China.

Tas has developed and manages Purple Room Studios, an independent production / post-production recording studio, specialising in voice work As well as commissions for the charities Shelter and TENDER, Tas was one of the commissioned artists producing Seeking Sanctuary, an installation commemorating 150 years of the British Red Cross.

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MARGO GUNN

Margo started her working career as an actress and director. She is now an Education Practitioner and Learning Consultant at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She was Course Director of Globe Education Academy 2011 - 2014 (in partnership with the Mondavi Theatre and UC Davis School of Education) and has been one of the Scene Directors for the Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance (TSTP) Residency Courses for several years. She was Globe Learning Consultant for the Shakespeare 4 All Festival at Sai Wan Ho Theatre, Hong Kong 2013 and 2014 as well as Course Director of the AFTEC Hong Kong Teachers’ Residency at the Globe. Margo also works with the Events Dept at the Globe, leading practical workshops for the Adult Study Day courses. One of her directing projects was as director of The Cornish Mystery Cycle: a large scale and site specific community theatre project involving a cast of 200 people from the community, supported by professional actors, students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and students from the University of Bristol Drama Department. In October 2018 she was director of THE ICARUS PROJECT, an interactive play based on the theme of ‘flight’ at the Shalowan Festival in Hong Kong. Her work as an actress has seen her perform at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rational Theatre at Institute of Contemporary Art, Everyman Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal and Chichester Festival Theatre, as well as with BBC TV, Scottish Television and ITV. She is Director of Drama at Lewes Old Grammar School, a member of the Guild of Scholars and a Freeman of City of London.

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CONOR SHORT

Conor is an actor who has been delivering workshops for the Globe for over ten years. He trained at Drama Centre London with a residency at the Globe in 2007. Shakespeare work since has included Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Troilus in Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline at the RSC Studio, The Comedy of Errors, King Lear and Macbeth.

For Globe Education, he has led a wide variety of work, ranging from literacy projects on Henry V for 5 year-olds to teacher training for the NUT. Conor is a Globe Education Practitioner and a Globe Education Learning Consultant.

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EMMELINE PRIOR

Emmeline is an actor who has worked with Shakespeare’s Globe Education department for several years, delivering workshops for students and teachers. She trained at The Poor School in London.

She has performed Shakespeare plays for various companies in the UK and abroad. Roles have included Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Viola in Twelfth Night and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2017 she spent three months in Massachusetts playing Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra.