After more than 26 years of working with area schools, Shakespeare & Company now collaborates with the Berkshire Juvenile Court on The Shakespeare Project. Adjudicated juvenile offenders work with Shakespeare & Company artists and participate in classes, rehearsals, and performances of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. During the 10-14 week project, the participants explore Shakespeare’s text and prepare their own performance piece as part of the terms of their probation.
Supported by a YouthReach grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, this collaboration with Berkshire Juvenile Court was created in 2001.
The Shakespeare in the Courts project is generously supported by a grant through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s YouthReach Initiative. http://www.massculturalcouncil.org