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In-Person Specialized Workshops

The Center for Actor Training typically offers a variety of specialized workshops throughout the year exploring a full range of disciplines including rhetoric, wit, clown, fight, voice, movement, public speaking, and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some programming is currently being offered online.

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Embodying Shakespeare’s Text with Tina Packer - SOLD OUT

Discover and explore the power of your own voice through Shakespeare’s words

Participants will explore Shakespeare’s text to experience how the actor’s personal story illuminates and enlarges the life of Shakespeare’s characters.

The workshop will include Linklater voice work and monologue work.

Previous Shakespeare training or experience is not a prerequisite.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine regimen. All participants, faculty, and workshop staff will also be tested for COVID-19 on the first day of the workshop.

DATES: October 1-3, 2021

SCHEDULE: Friday, 6pm-9pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm

TUITION: $350 USD**

LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus, Lenox, MA

HOUSING: We have a dorm rooms available on campus for $35 per night.

FACULTY: Tina Packer

Discounted tickets available for our production of hang.

**Alumni and union discounts available. Scholarships available for People of the Global Majority. Scholarships include tuition and housing. Email training@shakespeare.org for details.

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Language in Action on the Stage with Ariel Bock and Susan Dibble

Bringing together voice, movement, dance, and text, this workshop will explore physical/vocal language, Elizabethan dance, and the impact of Shakespeare's words on the body and voice.

We will explore the expressivity of the body and voice and how Shakespeare’s language and imagery ignite vitality and delight for the performer. Participants will learn how to use Shakespeare's text to communicate physically and vocally in a process of creating authentic expression while designing dynamic use of the performance space.

Previous Shakespeare training and/or movement experience are not required.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine regimen. All participants, faculty, and workshop staff will also be tested for COVID-19 on the first day of the workshop.

DATES: October 30 and 31, 2021

SCHEDULE: 10am to 5pm each day

TUITION: $280 USD**

LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus, Lenox, MA

HOUSING: We have a dorm rooms available on campus for $35 per night.

FACULTY: Ariel Bock, Susan Dibble

Discounted tickets available for our production of THE CHAIRS.

**Alumni and union discounts available. Scholarships available for People of the Global Majority. Scholarships include tuition and housing. Email training@shakespeare.org for details.


From the Alumni

Maura Matarese

Maura Matarese

I attend at least one workshop at Shakespeare & Company each year as it always allows me an opportunity to grow as actor, to continue to free my actor’s instrument, to meet exciting new artists from around the world, and to spend time in an environment I love, with a faculty whom I deeply respect. moreI attend at least one workshop at Shakespeare & Company each year as it always allows me an opportunity to grow as actor, to continue to free my actor’s instrument, to meet exciting new artists from around the world, and to spend time in an environment I love, with a faculty whom I deeply respect.

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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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