EdgeWare Productions will presented three days of workshops at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and the Arts.

They will be in Apalachicola from March 20-24 as an artist residency, to conduct community-centered workshops and culminating in two performances of their play, A Woman by Design on Friday and Saturday evenings, March 23 and 24.

The workshops are designed to reach a broad audience from young children to adults. The two Shakespeare themed workshops are limited to 25 active participants, but parents, teachers, and those interested in acting Shakespeare are welcome to observe.

“Shake Hands with Shakespeare, is on Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. Designed for young children, it provides an overview of Shakespeare’s life and times. Creative movement, voice, and articulation joins with background information on theater and Shakespeare’s legacy. By the conclusion of the 60-minute workshop, participants will have learned a short piece from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” complete with actions to accompany the words. Ideal for students in firth through fourth grades.

“Action! Word! Word! Action” is on Wednesday, March 21 at 4 p.m For older students and adults, this session builds on the messages in Shake Hands with Shakespeare, with an emphasis on historical perspective, upbeat vocal exercises, and stressing movement, articulation, and vocal projection.

Audition Workshop “on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Theatre professionals David Edgecombe and Elizabeth Ware will lead a discussion on audition techniques, do’s and do not’s, and the importance of being prepared and having a positive attitude. Insights on audition pieces, how to dress, and an inside look at what a director is looking for in auditions will be shared. Participants are encouraged to bring a 1-2 minute monologue, but this is not required for participation. Appropriate for adults and high school students.

There is no cost for participants, but donations are welcome. For more information contact Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art at apalachicolaschoolofart@gmail.com