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Shakespeare's First Folio
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I have been teaching for over 20 years at both the high school and college levels. Laughter and high expectations sit at the core of every lesson and workshop I teach. My goal is to make the work of the actor accessible to all students of all ages in a way that is both relatable, and exciting. In 2017 I completed work on an original production entitled Allowables based on poetry of witness on a national scale focusing on marginalized voices. I am currently working on several projects involving social justice and civic engagement in theatre including: The Hope Project: An Exercise in Listening featuring the survival stories of NEC students, and a new Character Analysis model based on Restorative Justice previously presented at the American College Theatre Festival. I am the recipient of the Kilgore Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Arts and Humanities Professor of the year award.
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"Alex Picard’s First Folio workshop is one of the most comprehensive, impactful and successful workshops we have had with our advanced acting students in my time here. Her detailed preparation is evident and her distributed materials/worksheets are excellent and easily accessible. The in-person workshops with our students are infused with wit, great energy, integrity, attention to detail and achieving the primary outcome of the exercises: to engage students with Shakespeare’s text by diffusing any fear or intimidation of the language. As long as her schedule allows, Alex Picard’s workshop will remain a significant component of our students’ period styles training."
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Head of Performance
SUNY New Paltz
"My students still rave about their master class on monologues and have frequently asked when Alex will visit again. She helped the upperclassmen in my program to push themselves in their work by giving them vocabulary and actions to assess what they saw and challenge each other. Alex's professional experiences are so well-imbedded in her teaching that she makes it easy for even the newest actor to relate to her direction."
Malden High School, Malden MA