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

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

Upcoming Master Class with Marcus McQuirter

Marcus McQuirter, ACC Associate Professor of Drama and former Free Minds faculty (2009), will give a master class for Free Minds students and alumni on Wednesday, March 9. A seasoned theater director and dynamic speaker, Marcus is excited to return to the Free Minds classroom to guide a discussion on For Colored Girls, the feature … Continue reading

Michelle Faires ’07 Reflects on Coming Together

This summer I had the opportunity to see the Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show as well as Sir Paul McCartney himself in concert. For all you alumni out there who took last fall’s theater class, you’ll recall Vivé’s “goal index cards.” Experiencing the music of the Beatles performed live was one of my top … Continue reading

Guest Blogger Charmaine Nichols Reflects on the Alumni Classes

After graduating from Free Minds in the spring of 2009 I knew that continuing my education was not just a dream anymore; it was now my reality. While selecting my courses to attend ACC in the fall I received an e-mail addressed to Free Minds alumni (that would be me) offering advanced courses for alumni … Continue reading