Shakespeare Ambassadors are young people from our Associate Schools who have chosen to take on a position of responsibility and advocate for Shakespeare and the Arts.
Shakespeare Ambassadors 2022-23
Young people from our Associate Schools have been involved in projects across the country this year, celebrating Shakespeare, playwrighting and performing.
Ms Shakespeare in Birmingham
Shakespeare Ambassadors at Selly Park Girls School created a video called Ms Shakespeare, written, filmed and directed by Year 9 Shakespeare Ambassadors using a school iPad.
The film combined analysis from students, interviews with teachers and short scenes. It asks why Shakespeare, a man living through a period of submissive wives and obedient daughters, is recognised for creating some of the most strong-willed and viscous female characters of all time, exploring the characters of Ophelia, Queen Margaret, Portia and Juliet.
Scriptwriting and live performance in Kent
In response to our 37 Plays playwriting project, students at The Towers School, Ashford embarked on a programme of workshops aiming to create a performance from the imaginations and voices of the young people in their local community.
Performing Arts Students planned a programme to get pupils creating new characters and original ideas, giving many their first experience of scriptwriting and live performance.
If you’re aged between nine and 18 years and want to develop your own arts projects, we hope these examples have given you some ideas. Let us know how you get on at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakespeare Ambassadors are students from our Associate schools aged seven to 18 years. In each school the Ambassadors plan and run a huge variety of projects inspired by Shakespeare and advocating the arts.
We're looking forward to finding out what our Ambassadors will be planning for the upcoming year and working with some of them on our touring production: First Encounters with Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet.