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Shakespeare and Company Education

Riotous Youth

The Riotous Youth summer programs are designed to introduce young actors to the language, stories, characters and themes in Shakespeare’s plays, using imaginative and playful methods.

For more information, contact Jenna Ware, Associate Director of Education at or at 413-637-1199 x172.

Financial aid is available. Click here for an application »

Riotous Youth

Ages 7-15, all levels of experience!
10 Sessions | June 29 – August 21, 2015
During each two-week session, students explore one of Shakespeare’s plays through daily exercises, games and activities. The students work on a performance piece based on their explorations, which they share with family, friends and Company members on the final day of the session, at an outdoor performance on the Rose Footprint Theatre.

Information & Enrollment Form – 2015 (PDF) | Enroll Online » (LINKS TO A FORM)

Riotous Youth Company

Designed for young actors in grades 9-12 to take the next step in their training.
August 3 – 21, 2015
Young actors who have completed at least two sessions of Riotous Youth, or have equivalent experience in other S&Co Education Programs, are eligible to apply. Classes may include:

  • Ensemble building
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Clown
  • Fight
  • Acting


At the conclusion of the three-week session, students perform scenes selected specifically for them, from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.

Information & Enrollment Form – 2015 (PDF) | Enroll Online » (LINKS TO A FORM)