Recently, the Boston Theatre Company performed their unique female-driven production of "Hamlet" for the entire school. Professional actors from the company performed this Shakespeare play with a new twist. By reversing the gender of many of the characters, the company aimed to ‘showcase powerful women while maintaining the show’s original themes.’ The performance was followed by a talk back session with the actors.
Boston Theatre Company’s education programs are designed to ‘engage young people creatively, physically, and analytically, to challenge them to think in new ways, and to promote reflection about themselves, each other, and the world around them.’ This dovetails beautifully with our belief that learning is multi-sensory, engaged through acts such as drawing, reading, discussion and acting. We are thankful for Mr. O’Donnell’s work to make Waldorf High School a stop on the Boston Theatre Company’s spring tour.