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Weekend Intensive

The Weekend Intensives are designed to meet the needs of actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s training methods, and an opportunity to re-awaken and revitalize their relationship to Shakespeare’s text.

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Weekend Intensives are most often held in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Twin Cities, Dallas, Baltimore, and at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.

The Weekend Intensive Format:

Friday (7pm-10pm) is an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s aesthetic and an opportunity for the actors to shift gears and focus on their work through a series of exercises involving voice, body and memory work.

Saturday (10am-10pm) focuses on the actor’s individual voice and experiences, which are incorporated into a monologue that the actor has prepared for the class.

Sunday (10am-4pm) moves more vigorously through the voice and body work, with the actors reconnecting with Shakespeare’s text, revisiting their monologues and exploring how the structure of the verse might influence character and performance.

Adequate time for meal breaks is given, though participants are responsible for their own meals.

The workshops are limited to 14 participants.

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Upcoming Weekend Workshops

Chicago
September 23-25, 2016

Toronto
September 30 – October 2, 2016

New York City
October 14-16, 2016

Portland, OR
October 23-25, 2016

Boston
December 9-11, 2016

Tuition
$300

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Alumni Discount

Take the opportunity to refresh your craft and reconnect with the work. Actors who have completed our Month-long Intensive, Summer Training Institute, or Conservatory programs are eligible for a 20% discount on the Weekend Intensive.

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Application Deadline

Two weeks before start of the workshop.
(Applicants may be accepted after deadline as space allows.)

*If you are interested in bringing a Weekend Intensive to your city, Theater Company, or your university, Contact Us

From the Alumni

Halima Henderson

Halima Henderson

I’ve kept busy over the past year, and I have to say that weekend intensive has proven to be very effective! Everyone always asks about it when they see it on my resume and I love waxing poetically about it! Not only that, friendships that I made during my weekend have been long-lasting, I love running into folks at auditions moreI’ve kept busy over the past year, and I have to say that weekend intensive has proven to be very effective! Everyone always asks about it when they see it on my resume and I love waxing poetically about it! Not only that, friendships that I made during my weekend have been long-lasting, I love running into folks at auditions and have coffee with folks in the city and one friend even helped to book me in my first fully compensated theater job! Those three days were successful in so many ways I hadn’t even planned on!

Maura Matarese

Maura Matarese

I attend at least one workshop at Shakespeare & Company each year as it always allows me an opportunity to grow as actor, to continue to free my actor’s instrument, to meet exciting new artists from around the world, and to spend time in an environment I love, with a faculty whom I deeply respect. moreI attend at least one workshop at Shakespeare & Company each year as it always allows me an opportunity to grow as actor, to continue to free my actor’s instrument, to meet exciting new artists from around the world, and to spend time in an environment I love, with a faculty whom I deeply respect.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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