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Spring Young Company

Popular spring theatre program designed for youth age 16-20 to begin or continue their actor training. What young actors haven’t found elsewhere they will find here.

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Spring Session 2017

One Weekday Evening. One Weekend Afternoon.
Program begins February 28, 2017.

Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
Auditions: December 10 and 11, 2016
Tuition: $375 (Scholarships are available)
Final Performances: Friday May 5 & Saturday, May 6 at 7pm.

Rehearsal days and times:
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

*Students who are accepted will be placed in one program only.
You may apply to one program only, if you have a scheduling conflict. You will not be accepted if you have a conflict during the tech weeks.

For information contact Jennie Jadow at 413-637-1199 ext. 108, or email

Spring 2017 Session Information
Spring 2017 Session Application
Financial Aid Form

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available, in the form of partial scholarships, work-study, and paid positions.Please call Jennie Jadow at (413) 637-1199 x108 to find out more.


What is Shakespeare & Young Company?
A training and performance program for actors age 16-20 (see next question for exceptions). Classes may include: ensemble building, voice, movement, clown, fight and text.

How old do I have to be?
You may apply if you are 16-20 or if you are a freshman in high school and you have participated in The Fall Festival of Shakespeare or Riotous Youth.

Can I have a job or play sports and still do Young Company?
YES! Young Company meets only one weekday night and one weekend morning per week.

Can I go away during April vacation?
YES! Just include the dates you will be away on your application.

Are there any scholarships?
There are need-based scholarships available for all students and work-study.

What is work-study?
You can earn money for tuition by helping out at Shakespeare & Company. Previous work-study jobs have included painting, cleaning, working in the costume shop, hanging up posters and stuffing envelopes. All work-study must be arranged before the start of the program.

How hard is the audition?
EASY! Prepare to perform 10-16 lines of Shakespeare that you feel strongly about. This should be a new monologue that you have rehearsed, are ready to perform, and to which you have a personal connection.

Where and when do we perform?
The performances will be in the Tina Packer Playhouse on Friday May 5th and Saturday,
May 6th at 7pm.


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.