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. Go to the ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS page (click above) for details on our online programming.
PLEASE NOTE: For all in-person workshops, all participants and workshop staff are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine regimen (including a booster shot) and will be tested on-site for COVID-19.
Bringing together voice, expressive movement and text, this workshop will explore physical/vocal language, somatic imagination, 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 and dynamic presence in the performance space.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine regimen, including booster if eligible. All participants, faculty, and workshop staff will also be tested for COVID-19 on the first day of the workshop.
DATES: November 4 - 6, 2022
SCHEDULE: Friday, 7pm-9pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
TUITION: $350 USD**
LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus in Lenox, MA
HOUSING: We have dorm rooms available on campus for $40 per night. First come, first serve. We also have a list of local hotels available, if preferred. Email email@example.com for details.
FACULTY: Ariel Bock (she/her) and Sheila Bandyopadhyay (she/her)
Discounted tickets available for our production of GOLDEN LEAF RAG TIME BLUES.
An exploration of Glorious Failures and Epic Imbalances. Being funny is not a requirement.
Throughout history, the Clown has played a vital role in our communities. Cross-culturally, the Clown has been looked to in order to reveal what is most human about us all and asks us to laugh about it. In these three days, actors will explore what is most human about themselves–revealing it and celebrating it publicly. This is a workshop in Clowning, an exploration of the Red Nose, Play, Complicity and how each of these are vital to the actor’s training.
PLEASE NOTE: All participants and workshop staff are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine regimen (including booster, if eligible) and will be tested upon arrival for COVID-19.
DATES: November 11-13, 2022
SCHEDULE: Friday, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-6pm
TUITION: $400 USD**
LOCATION: NYC (exact location provided upon acceptance for workshop)
FACULTY: Michael F. Toomey (he/him)
Michael has been performing and teaching Clown for over twenty years. He has worked and studied with numerous master teachers in Clown including Giovanni Fusetti and Philippe Gaulier.
**Alumni and union discounts available. Scholarships available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC participants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
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.