Lauren Brotman

Lauren Brotman

Workshop explores Shakespearean sonnets

Shakespearean fun is coming to the lakecity in August on the wings of a Williams Lake Studio Theatre workshop.

Shakespearean fun is coming to the lakecity in August on the wings of a Williams Lake Studio Theatre workshop followed by an evening concert and dance party.

The local thespians are inviting all interested theatre buffs to join them on Aug. 6 for a Shakespeare workshop with Lauren Brotman, actor, theatre-maker, writer, and artist educator.

Brotman is from Theatre Northwest in Prince George and currently co-artistic director of the B2C Theatre in Toronto.

Participants in the workshop are asked to bring two hard copies of a Shakespeare sonnet that they enjoy to the workshop.

“The sonnet does not have to be memorized but please bring in two hard copies of it and be familiar with it,” says Kathy MacDonald, Secretary for the WLST and co-organizer of the events.

“No pressure to do anything other than read it over a few times, but having the general meaning of the sonnet would be helpful.

“Please wear comfortable clothes, as we’ll be moving around.”

The workshop and concert/dance will both take place at the Studio Theatre.

The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

The concert with BlueNote follows in the evening from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with dancing continuing after that with a special guest DJ Stacey Poirier, MacDonald says.

The BlueNote band includes Rudy Wassenaar on keyboard, Michael Fait on drums, Richard Butters on alto-saxophone and Carmen Mutschele on vocals. This popular local group delivers jazz and swing with a twist, with the occasional Blues tune. They are also not afraid to dabble in country or French chansons. They specialize in entertaining for different theme events, their latest endeavour being Oktoberfest, with traditional German “Bierzelt” music.

The Shakespeare workshop tickets are $20 and concert tickets are $20, but if people choose to participate in both events the ticket price is only $30. for a saving of $10, MacDonald says.

Tickets are available at The Open Book. Participants can also RSVP by contacting Kathy MacDonald at as workshop spaces are limited.