Tuesday, March 27, 2012


The Junior and Senior Shakespeare Corps

The Junior and Senior Corps combine professional acting instruction, classic literature, and a commitment to developing self-confidence, creativity and teamwork, all in the setting of an acclaimed regional theatre. Members of the Corps also become part of a vibrant artistic community that shares an unwavering commitment to excellence.

The Junior Corps is a two-week summer acting intensive for all types of students ages 11-14, from beginning performers to budding stars. The focus of the Junior Corps program is ensemble—and each session culminates in a final Saturday presentation that involves the entire group in retelling a piece of classic literature through performance.

The Senior Corps is a three-week summer acting intensive designed for students ages 14-17 with an enhanced focus on Shakespeare for students who are serious about growing as performers. Admission is by audition/interview only.

Each student will come away with a rehearsed and critiqued Shakespeare monologue of his or her choice—a great asset when auditioning for colleges or other theatre programs. Each session culminates in a Saturday afternoon performance of Shakespearean text—either a collection of Shakespeare scenes or a condensation of a single Shakespeare play which allows the students to demonstrate what they have learned.

College-age theatre artists and graduate students should check out The Shakespeare Theatre's SUMMER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM for actors, designers, directors, administrators and technicians—May 17-August 13.

Be sure to visit the website to see their thrilling 50th Anniversary Season!

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