Talkbacks involving the cast, director, and special guests take place on Thursday nights and Sunday matinees for each production in the season. These allow for a deeper connection to be developed with our audience and create long-lasting relationships. Talkbacks are open to the public and are free of charge.
Community partnerships will continue with the Downtown Public Library’s Melrose Center and Valencia College’s Take Stock in Children program to provide access to a variety of free theatre workshops focused on basic theatre skills and job opportunities in the arts. These activities take place in public facilities as well as at Mad Cow Theatre. We are always seeking opportunities to connect with other non-profits serving the Central Florida community.
Dramaturgy and lectures surrounding each production, the Science Play Fest, and a planned International Women’s play fest will be held in partnership with community organizations and local professors from UCF, Rollins College, and Valencia College to provide more history and richness behind the plays.
Educational workshops are offered throughout the year and give participants a venue to showcase their talents, increase self-esteem and receive instruction from professional artists. Past educational workshops, highlighting professional techniques and emphasizing MCT's ensemble-based process, have been taught by Broadway veteran Kirk von Schmittou and former Shakespeare & Co. artistic director Tony Simotes.
Morning matinees are offered for students for select productions throughout the seasons. These take place on weekday mornings and are followed by a talkback with the artists. If you are a teacher or home-school leader and would like an opportunity to bring your students to a show, please contact email@example.com
She Speaks is a newly formed workshop program that uses theatre techniques focusing on physical, vocal, and emotional awareness to help young women make their voices be heard and build self-confidence in stressful situations.
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