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Riotous Youth

"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

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. Each session ends with a performance piece based on the kids' experience of the play, which they share with family, friends, and Company members on the final day of the session.

Riotous Company is a more advanced 3-week program for high school students. The program offers young actors more in-depth training in text, voice, movement, stage fight and character work. On the last day of the program, students perform for their friends and family.

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2018 Riotous Youth

From July 9 to July 20: (Love's Labor's Lost)
Session A: 7-9 Age Group
Session B: 10-12 Age Group
Session C: 13-15 Age Group

From July 23 to July August 3: (As You Like It)
Session D: 7-9 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session E: 10-12 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session F: 13-15 Age Group

From August 13- August 24th: (Macbeth)
Session G: 7-9 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session H: 10-12 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session I: 10-12 Age Group

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Riotous Company

August 6-24

A 3-week advanced program designed for high school-age actors who wish to take the next step in their actor training. Students who have completed at least two sessions of Riotous Youth, or have equivalent experience in other Shakespeare & Company Education Programs, are eligible to apply.

Classes may include:

  • Ensemble building
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Clown
  • Fight
  • Acting

At the conclusion of the program, students perform scenes from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.

General Information
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Contact Information

Jennie Jadow, (413) 637-1199 ext. 108


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.