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Backstage@NorthernStage: King Lear


Get an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of one of Northern Stage’s most adventurous shows, King Lear, and gain a deeper understanding of how our world-class team is bringing Shakespeare’s classic to life on stage. This intensive will also give you tools to analyze Shakespeare’s text and result in a deeper understanding of the play.
Friday, January 24, 4-7 PM
– Director of Education Eric Love will lead language games that create familiarity and comfort with Shakespeare’s language and rhythms.
– Nationally-acclaimed Shakespeare director and director of our production, Stephen Brown-Fried (Northern Stage’s hit production of Macbeth), and members of the design team will give a window into the process of bringing King Lear to life in the Barrette Center for the Arts.
Saturday, January 25, 1-5 PM
– Artistic director Carol Dunne will lead you in an experience of understanding and speaking Shakespeare’s language yourself.
Sunday, January 26, 12-4 PM
– Take a deep dive into the text and themes of King Lear with special focus on crucial passages of the play. This will be followed by our Spot On Series, a community conversation designed to illuminate the themes of King Lear, featuring a special guest. And as an optional add-on, finish out the experience by catching our Sunday performance at 5 PM.

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Success in business means finding comfort in uncomfortable situations and building a highly effective team. We can customize a program to help employees or individuals work on public speaking, presentation skills, team building, and more using acting and theater techniques. Interested in a day with your co-workers or employees?
Contact Eric Love at to schedule a workshop tailored to your needs.