Shakespeare and Autism Workshop

We are thrilled to invite you to the Shakespeare and Autism Workshop, which will be hosted November 17, 2018, at the Department of Theatre in the Drake Performance and Event Center at The Ohio State University.

The session will begin with an introduction to the Shakespeare and Autism Project and its ongoing research collaboration with The Ohio State University Nisonger Center. We will then have an interactive training workshop in the Hunter Heartbeat Method, sensory drama games created by UK theatre artist Kelly Hunter which use Shakespeare to release the communicative blocks within children and young people with autism. These games have created powerful collisions of arts and science in theatres and universities across the United Kingdom, United States, and Spain. In the afternoon, participants will gain first hand, practical experience with the application of the Hunter Heartbeat Method, interacting with students on the autism spectrum in a workshop setting and putting their training into action. See the schedule for the day's complete activities.

There is a $150 non-refundable fee for participation in the workshop.

Space in this workshop is limited. To register, please submit the online form by October 15, 2018. You will receive a confirmation within a few days of your registration, with other logistical information.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Associate Professor Kevin McClatchy.

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