The Academy for Classical Acting is GW’s one-year intensive MFA program that is a collaborative undertaking with Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company. This year’s students are finishing their year of study by performing two plays in repertory: King Lear by William Shakespeare and The Malcontent by John Marston.
DC area alumni were invited to join in a reception on opening night to learn more about the Academy for Classical Acting from our Shakespeare Theatre partner Michael Kahn. Guests also received a brief synopsis of King Lear from Academy Director Gary Logan. I personally had the opportunity to attend both performances, and I was completely carried away into Shakespeare’s time with stories that are still so relevant for today. Performances of both plays continue this week; you can find more details and reserve tickets at: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/academy/index.aspx.