Playing Shakespeare! A Saturday morning workshop for children ages 8-14

The University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale program invites you to join us for a special “Playing Shakespeare” workshop for children on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the UT campus. We will enjoy some “Winedale warmup” games, sing, and play Shakespeare! The session is free of charge, but it would help … Continue reading

Free Minds in the Austin-American Statesman!

The Austin-American Statesman published an article about Free Minds in late October, highlighting students’ exploration of Shakespeare: Making college accessible to those who might skip it. We love the photos. Thanks to all who help tell the story of Free Minds. Keep spreading the word!

Guest Blogger: Clayton Stromberger Brings Shakespeare to Free Minds

As coordinator of the UT Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach program, my job is to bring the “Shakespeare at Winedale approach” — active, playful ensemble performance based on a close analysis of the text — to upper-elementary classrooms around Central Texas. Our primary focus is on students in low-income or disadvantaged communities, and our aim is … Continue reading

Fall 2011 alumni master classes

Hey alumni! We’re excited to share with you a calendar of events for the fall semester. We hope to see you at as many as you have time for, starting with Clayton Stromberger’s upcoming master class on Thursday, September 22. He’ll be discussing The Tempest, the Shakespeare play assigned to this year’s Free Minds class. … Continue reading

Ending the year on a note of Hope

Hope Johnson, Free Minds ’11, spoke on behalf of her class at graduation on May 23. We published excerpts in our May newsletter. Below is the full text of Hope’s speech. Hello faculty, supporters, family and friends of this year’s graduating class of Free Minds. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you … Continue reading