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Riotous Youth

A series of 2-week summer theatre programs designed to introduce students age 7 to 15 to the language and ideas in Shakespeare, providing the opportunity to explore and play.

A 3-week advanced program is offered for returning high school students.

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The Riotous Youth summer theatre program is designed to introduce young actors to the language, stories, characters, and themes in Shakespeare’s plays, using imaginative and playful methods. Classes incorporating voice, movement, and acting enable students to explore Shakespeare’s text emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Students will then create a performance piece based on their experience of the play, which they will share with family, friends, and Company members on the final day of the session.

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Riotous Youth

Ages 7 – 15, all levels of experience
8 Sessions
July 10 - August 25

New session added for 10-12 year olds. For more information, contact Jennie Jadow at 413-637-1199 ext. 108.

Session B - WAIT LIST ONLY

Session G - WAIT LIST ONLY

Session H - WAIT LIST ONLY

An artistic and fun alternative to youth summer camp, Riotous Youth is a series of two-week summer theatre programs. During each 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.


General Information
Enrollment Form
Financial Aid Form
Enroll Online

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Riotous Youth Company

August 7-25

A 3-week advanced program designed for high school-age actors who wish to take the next step in their actor training. Students who have completed at least two sessions of Riotous Youth, or have equivalent experience in other Shakespeare & Company Education Programs, are eligible to apply.

Classes may include:

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

At the conclusion of the program, students perform scenes from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.

General Information
Enrollment Form
Financial Aid Form
Enroll Online

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Contact Information

Jennie Jadow, (413) 637-1199 ext. 108

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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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