What is a Surround?
"Surround" is an umbrella term that refers to a series of free Great Lakes education programs designed to connect audiences to our spring productions. While our free outreach touring play is the primary Surround program, there are others, including: pre-show discussions in the Hanna Theatre, a student play writing festival, a student designed lobby exhibit and a Shakespearean song writing competition for students. Whether you can participate in any or all of our Surround events or know someone who can, we hope that exploring classic plays from new and exciting perspectives helps people to make meaningful connections between classic literature and the issues in their own lives. And if that inspires you to come downtown to see our work in the Hanna Theatre this spring, all the more reason to celebrate!
Outreach Touring Production
Learn more about our Surround's Outreach Touring Production
Words Do Well
A Student Playwriting Festival
Lorain County Community College
Stocker Center, Studio Theatre
1005 Abbe Rd. North, Elyria 44035
Don't miss this thrilling series of original short plays inspired by themes present in William Shakespeare's As You Like It, and written and presented by the students of the Lorain County Community College English and theater departments. This program offers a talk-back with the student playwrights and a panel of distinguished professional Cleveland theater artists. The students' plays are presented and adjudicated on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. The winning play is staged by GLT's Education Outreach Associate David Hansen and performed by professional actors on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. This program is FREE and open to audiences of all backgrounds and ages. For more information, call 440.366.7120.
Pictures Fairest Lined
A Student Designed Lobby Exhibit
April 4 - 19, 2014
Hanna Theatre Lobby
In partnership with TrueNorth Cultural Arts, Great Lakes Theater proudly exhibits original artwork created by Lorain County artists. This artwork will be displayed in the lobby of the Hanna Theatre in conjunction with our spring production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It and will represent the culmination in an artist/teacher mentorship program that includes master class workshops focusing on creating original artwork inspired by Shakespearean themes. Call David Hansen at 216-453-4444 for details.