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Shakespeare and Company Education

Shakespeare & Young Company

Shakespeare & Young Company, Summer 2011. Photo by Enrico Spada

Shakespeare & Young Company, Summer 2011. Photo by Enrico Spada

Shakespeare & Young Company

Shakespeare & Young Company is an intensive program designed for high school and college students who wish to begin or continue their actor training. This program develops the skills necessary to be more creative and to effectively communicate thoughts and feelings in a communal environment, and empowers students as creative individuals who can work well collaboratively. This is not actor training ‘lite’ but rather intense training geared to the age and experience of the students.

Spring Young Company
Ages 16-20
Intense training with professional theatre artists.

TRAIN as an actor. Classes may include ensemble building, Linklater voice, movement, text, fight, dance, structure of the verse, clown, status and physical acting.

LEARN from professional directors, teachers and Company actors.

PERFORM a piece from one of Shakespeare’s works onstage at the Packer Playhouse.

Financial assistance is available, in the form of partial scholarships, work-study, and paid positions. Click here for an application »

Additional available scholarships, pending eligibility requirements:
Berkshire Resident Scholarshipfor full time Berkshire county residents.

Please call Jenna Ware at (413) 637-1199 x172 to find more.

Upcoming Sessions

Spring 2016: February 23, 2016 – May 7, 2016
Program 1: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 and Saturdays from 10-1
Program 2: Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 and Sundays from 10-1

Spring 2016 Session Information.
Spring 2016 Session Information

Spring 2016 Session Application.
Spring 2016 Session Application

Summer 2016: Dates TBA


Internship/Employment Application