July 28: Educators’ Workshop

July 28: Educators’ Workshop

Join us for a very special opportunity to participate in an intensive workshop on Shakespeare geared towards educators. After learning a bit about the many education programs that GRSF has to offer, join Artistic Director, Doug Scholz-Carlson and Gale Childs-Daly, to work through . Doug and Gale will be sharing some of their most valuable exercises in text work and language that will easily translate to a variety of classrooms.

Gale Childs Daly has been a playwright, director, teacher, text coach, and actor in the theatre for many years. A graduate of the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago (now DePaul University), Daly has worked at the Goodman Theatre, the Alley Theatre, the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, among others.

As a playwright, she has adapted The Secret Garden, The Story of Opal, and The Lament for Ignacio Sanchez. Some of Daly’s directing credits include The Government Inspector, Julius Caesar, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. As an actor (under the name Gale Fury Childs), she has enjoyed playing such roles as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Goneril in King Lear, and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible.

​Daly is a freelance director, teacher, and text coach in the Midwest. She is married to actor Jonathan Gillard Daly and has two children. Currently, she lives in Milwaukee.

Doug Scholz-Carlson is Artistic Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival where he has directed productions including Richard III, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Cymbeline and played more than 20 roles roles including Henry in Henry V, Feste in Twelfth Night and Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Recent directing credits include La Fanciulla del West for Minnesota Opera, The Pirates of Penzance and The Liar at Park Square Theatre, Romeo et Juliette for Madison Opera and Austin Opera, The Barber of Seville for Madison Opera and Lucia di Lammermoor for Portland Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Austin Opera. Doug’s fight choreography has appeared in productions at theaters including New York City Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Utah Opera, The Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theater Company, Opera Montreal, Michigan Opera Theater, Park Square Theatre, Minnesota Opera and the Seattle Police Department, and were featured in the world premiers of the operas The Grapes of Wrath and Silent Night which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. As an actor, Doug has performed at theaters including The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theater Company, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Jungle Theater, Chanhassen Theaters and the Seattle Repertory Theater. Doug is a graduate of St. Olaf College and holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three daughters.

This workshop is open to participants of all levels of experience in Shakespeare, and we encourage anyone with an interest in effectively teaching Shakespeare in the classroom to join us.