PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE CLASS STARTS MAY 2
Updated: Mar 29
with Trish Rigdon
Managing Artistic Director
Mondays 7 - 10 PM
Starts May 2
$150 per person
Limited to 10 Students
In this six-week workshop based on her work with Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Trish Rigdon, Managing Artistic Director of the Wimberley Players, will teach actors to analyze, speak, and perform Shakespeare’s verse and prose. Each actor will choose two monologues from any of Shakespeare’s plays to work on in class in preparation for future auditions and performances. Class meets on Mondays, 7-10 pm, May 2 - June 13 (no class Memorial Day, Monday, May 30) at the Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road, five blocks east of Wimberley Town Square.
LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS.
$150 per person includes:
18 hours of class
Digital copy of all class handouts and outlines
One two-hour private session with Trish Rigdon outside of class (by appointment),
Option to participate in one-time public performance for an invited guest audience (date to be determined).
About the Instructor
Trish Rigdon joined the Wimberley Players in 2021 after directing Dracula: The Radio Play, War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, and It Had to Be You. She also directed the recent Players production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Her next WP production Romeo & Juliet, set in the 1960s, will go into rehearsal at the end of July and open on September 16. Previous theatre positions include four seasons as Associate Director, Associate Producer, and Costume Designer for the Peter Hall Company in the UK. Her experience as a Producer, Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Professor, and Educational Administrator spans over 25 years. Other theatre credits include productions seen on the West End, London, National US tours, UK tours, and US regional theatres. Rigdon has also served in other theatre and academic positions including Director of Theatre for Rice University, Executive Director of Houston Cinema Arts Society, and Institutional Program Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. Rigdon holds a BA in Fine Arts from University of Saint Thomas and an MFA in Theatre from University of Houston. She is also a Costume Design member of USA829.