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Overseers’ Training Scholarship Fund

Shakespeare & Company Training Alumnus John Douglas Thompson in Mother Courage and Her Children. 2013. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

Shakespeare & Company Training Alumnus John Douglas Thompson in Mother Courage and Her Children. 2013. Photo by Kevin Sprague.

The Overseers’ Training Scholarship Fund has been set up in an effort to broaden access to the Shakespeare & Company Training Programs. The fund is designed to support artists who do not have the financial ability to afford the career-advancing training available from Shakespeare & Company. Click on the profiles below to learn about these artists in need of support. If you have any questions about the Overseers’ Training Scholarship Fund, please call 413-637-1199 ext. 114.

See the bottom of the page for the current Terms & Conditions as of 9/27/2013.

  • AMANDA GOBLE

    Amanda Goble

    Click here to view Amanda’s resume.

    Statement of Purpose (excerpt)
    “My first contact with Shakespeare & Co. was in a weekend intensive, which led to the month-long intensive, where I was impressed with the methods and atmosphere. There, I realized that when given the invitation to open and be their full selves, people are capable of much beauty and art. And I am grateful for that experience.

    “I feel my aperture has just begun opening, and I’m excited to join the Conservatory and continue what I have begun. I am attracted to the philosophy of service to others, and the transformative and educational power of theater. My work teaching and coaching various forms of movement to children and adults has run concurrent with my work as a performer. I see my growth as a performer to be tied to my expansion as a teacher.”

  • MILES HARRISON

    Miles Harrison

    Click here to view Miles’ resume.

    Statement of Purpose
    “What is Art? I define Art as an expression that bridges the gap between our human beings and our spiritual beings. All Art exists within the universe and we as beings harness the potential to express that Art. This manifests in many glorious and inspiring ways. I desire for my Art to reflect Compassion, Equanimity, Love, Truth, and Surrender and their equally enticing/challenging counterparts. When Art reflects these characteristics then I am convinced people are most moved by it to the point of seeking out how their Art can do likewise. I have assessed that the approach to refining my Art in this manner will be greatly served/nourished at Shakespeare & Co.’s Conservatory Training Program.”

Terms and Conditions

(Acting student) will be a participant in the (designated program) at Shakespeare & Company. In order to raise partial funds towards the tuition of $4,200, (acting participant) has agreed to have his/her profile posted on the Training Scholarship Page of the Shakespeare & Company website. This profile provides an outlet to which he/she may direct friends, family, and others to make individual donations towards his/her tuition. All funds received from such donations are contributions to his/her scholarship fund for the (designated program). Shakespeare & Company will provide the donors of such contributions with all supporting documentation necessary for tax reporting purposes.The Training Scholarship Page does not obligate Shakespeare & Company to provide scholarship funds for the applicant’s desired training program. Shakespeare & Company does not give additional advertisement to this page on the website. It is the responsibility of the applicant and only the applicant to direct individuals to the Training Scholarship Page.The applicant must adhere to the stated payment deadlines as indicated in their acceptance letter; tuition must be paid in full by (date: dependent on program) to reserve a spot in the designated program. If the applicant drops out of the designated program, he/she can choose:

  • To reserve the individual donations made on the Scholarship page as credit towards another designated program for up to two years after the original program of choice.
  • If the applicant or his/her designee fails to take such actions as described, the funds will be deposited into the Shakespeare & Company General Scholarship Fund to be distributed at the discretion of the Director of Training.

(Acting student’s) profile will be posted on the Training Scholarship Page on (date: dependent on program). Once the full amount of the required tuition has been raised the profile will be removed. If the applicant did not receive enough funds, they may choose to keep their profile live and continue to raise money for the required tuition which can be applied to another program at a later date at Shakespeare & Company. (S&Co employee) will monitor the page and keep track of all payments in that time period.