Many plays by Shakespeare feature scenes of travel, shipwreck, family separation, the uneven force of law on migrants and citizens, and the desire to return home or find new homes. Please join us for an afternoon of study that uses Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to explore themes of travel, exile, hospitality, sanctuary, and the legal, emotional, linguistic, and social challenges that face strangers in a strange land.


12:00pm: Gather for informal lunch and networking.

1:00-3:00pm: Study The Comedy of Errors with master teachers Julia Lupton (UCI English) and Jesús López (New Swan Shakespeare Festival). No prior exposure to the play required, just a willingness to laugh and learn!

3:00-3:15pm: Coffee break and networking

3:15-4:00pm: Teacher-led breakout activity (led by Ana Dinh and Lori Cardoza-Starnes, Garden Grove High School)

4:00-5:00pm: Actors demonstration, led by New Swan Artistic Director Eli Simon.

5:00-6:00pm: Teacher-led activity and reflection (led by Ana Dinh and Lori Cardoza-Starnes, Garden Grove High School)

6:00-7:30pm: dinner in Humanities Gateway Courtyard

8:00-10:00pm: Group viewing of The Comedy of Errors in the New Swan Shakespeare Theater, next to the Langson Library and across from Aldrich Hall and the Flag Poles. 30 tickets available for teachers and their guests. RSVP required.

Lead teachers: Ana Dinh (Garden Grove High School), Lori Cardoza-Starnes (Garden Grove High School), and Sarah Johnston (Coastal Union High School).

Educators Day is open to current teachers, retired teachers, student teachers, and the teacher-curious. It is made possible by the generous support of donors.


Parking information: You will receive information about parking before the event.
Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPveIHZOeS8kj88L_2f5hiRHrda4vbCHwX-TH7vSKRXex1vA/viewform