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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.

Summer Young Company
Ages 16-20
8-week program | June 27 – August 22, 2015
Intense training in the midst of Shakespeare & Company’s summer season.

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 Rose Footprint.

EXPERIENCE Shakespeare & Company at the height of our summer season. Attend performances, work with the Front of House team, and participate in pre-show performances.

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.
The Mari and Kenneth Share Scholarship Fundfinancial aid and housing stipend for African-American students.

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

Upcoming Sessions

Summer 2015: June 27 – August 22
Summer 2015 Session Information.
Summer 2015 Session Information
Summer 2015 Session Application.
Summer 2015 Session Application

Spring 2016: Dates TBA
There are several paid positions available for Summer Young Company students (in Box Office, House Management, Parking, etc.) that will not conflict with class/rehearsal hours. To apply, submit an application as soon as possible.

Internship/Employment Application