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Spring Young Company

This program was designed for high school students who are looking to begin or continue their actor training. Young actors work on voice, movement, text, scene work, and much more. What young actors haven’t found elsewhere they will find here.

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Spring Session 2020

The program runs February 25 - May 2. Classes meet twice a week. Auditions are required.

AUDITIONS: December 7-8, 2019 at the Tina Packer Playhouse


For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jennie Jadow at (413) 637-1199 x108 or Jenniejadow@shakespeare.org.

Spring 2020 Session Application
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Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available, in the form of partial scholarships and paid positions. Please contact education@shakespeare.org to find out more.


What is Spring Young Company?
A training and performance program for high school students. Classes may include: ensemble building, voice, movement, clown, fight and text.

Can I have a job or play sports and still do Young Company?
Yes. Young Company meets one weekday night and one weekend morning per week.

Can I go away during school vacation?
Yes. Just include the dates you will be away on your application, and make sure to discuss any plans at your audition.

Are there any scholarships?
There are need-based scholarships available. Please see the Financial Aid Form above.

What do I need to prepare for the audition?
Prepare to perform 10-16 lines of Shakespeare that you feel strongly about. This should be a new monologue that you have rehearsed, are ready to perform, and to which you have a personal connection. Please come dressed to move.

Where and when do we perform?
The performances will be in the Tina Packer Playhouse on May 1st and 2nd at 7pm.


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.