Educational Outreach


Laura Korach Howell has taught many different workshops at many different schools, theatres and organizations. She is very comfortable working with all ages having taught first graders through senior citizens (but not at the same time!). She would be happy to design a workshop to suit your organization/school. The length of a workshop is quite variable depending on your needs – be it a few hours to a few days. Examples:

Teacher training workshops: how to introduce Shakespeare in the classroom

Introduction of Shakespeare and his language to middle and high school students

Specific explorations with a specific play


Laura is a roster artist with The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This means that the PCA will share the cost of bringing her as an artist-in-residence to your school or organization (minimum 10-day residency). Residencies usually consist of teaching as well as having strong performance components. She is more than happy to design a residency to suit your students’ needs. Examples: Directing one of Shakespeare’s plays with your students

Shakespeare Introduction (tapping the code): exploring his use of language/poetry in his sonnets and plays

In-depth exploration of one of his plays: including monologue & scene work

For more information on the PCA artist-in-residency programs please contact:

Shakespeare’s World, Women & Significant Others

In this one-hour, one-woman performance/talk, Laura explores eleven characters from seven of Shakespeare’s plays. Performing scenes and soliloquies from such plays as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, she offers us an in-depth look at some of Shakespeare’s memorable characters. By discussing Shakespeare’s language, poetry and the times in which he lived, she helps her audience gain a better understanding and appreciation for his genius and empathy for us mere mortals.

Shakespeare World, Women & Significant Others is appropriate for teens through seniors. Laura has performed this piece at retirement communities, libraries and schools and is available for bookings at your organization/school. Please email for more information.


A non-profit organization committed to help foster a love of Shakespeare through performance and performance-based instruction.