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Riotous Youth

These fun and inspiring 2- and 3-week summer theatre programs introduce students ages 7 to 17 to Shakespeare's language, his stories, characters, and themes using imaginative and playful methods. Riotous Company is a more advanced 3-week program for high school students.

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"Riotous Youth is one of the best summer camps in the region. My kids love 'the awesome teachers who make it really fun and include everyone'. As a parent, I love that they teach the kids to really understand the Shakespeare play performed, and perhaps most importantly, I love seeing the clear confidence boost my kids gain by the end of camp." -Riotous Youth Parent, Summer 2017

2021 Riotous Youth

Payment Deadline Now Extended to June 15

2-Week Programs for Ages 7-15
July 5th - August 20th

These fun and educational 1 & 2 week programs are designed to introduce young actors to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. 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.

*In order to participate in Riotous Youth your child must turn 7 years old by March 1, 2021. Additionally they should have had at least one year of full day school to participate.

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Riotous Youth Schedule

The Comedy of Errors: July 5 - 16
Session A: 7-9 years
Session B:10-12 years
Session C: 13-15 years

King Lear: July 19 - 30
Session D: 7-9 years
Session E:10-12 years
Session F: 13-15 years

Much Ado About Nothing: August 2 - 13
Session G: 7-9 years
Session H:10-12 years
Session I: 13-15 years

TUITION
2 Week Riotous Youth Session
: $800

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Monsters, Magic, & Mischief

1-Week Program for Ages 6-8
July 26 - 30

1-Week Program for Ages 7-15
August 16 - 20

A fast-paced one week exploration of Shakespeare's most magical, mischievous and misunderstood characters, using text from The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Macbeth

TUITION
1 Week Riotous Youth Session: $425

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Riotous Company

August 2 - 20
for High School Students

This 3-week advanced program is designed to provide an opportunity for young actors to take the next step in their training. Actors who are heading into 9th-12th grade who have participated in Riotous Youth for at least two sessions, or have equivalent experience in other Shakespeare & Company Education Programs, are eligible to apply.

Classes may include: ensemble building, voice, movement, clown, fight, and acting. At the end of the three weeks they will perform scenes chosen specifically for them from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.

TUITION
Riotous Company: $875

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Form

Financial assistance is available. Please contact mmarchione@shakespeare.org to find out more.

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Riotous Youth Information & Required Forms

Medical Emergency Form
General Release Form
COVID Safety Guidelines

Due to limited availability this summer, multiple sessions and/or siblings need to be enrolled separately. Thank you for your patience!

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Contact Information

Please contact Megan Marchione at mmarchione@shakespeare.org or call (413) 637-1199 ext. 172 with any questions.

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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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