This program was designed for youths ages 16-20 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.
The program runs February 26 - May 4. Classes meet twice a week. Auditions are required.
AUDITIONS: January 4-6
PROGRAM TUITION: $500
For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jennie Jadow at (413) 637-1199 x108 or Jenniejadow@shakespeare.org.
Financial assistance is available, in the form of partial scholarships and paid positions.Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
What is Shakespeare & Young Company?
A training and performance program for actors age 16-20 (see next question for exceptions). Classes may include: ensemble building, voice, movement, clown, fight and text.
How old do I have to be?
You may apply if you are 16-20 or if you are a freshman in high school and you have participated in The Fall Festival of Shakespeare or Riotous Youth.
Can I have a job or play sports and still do Young Company?
YES! Young Company meets only one weekday night and one weekend morning per week.
Can I go away during April vacation?
YES! Just include the dates you will be away on your application.
Are there any scholarships?
There are need-based scholarships available for all students.
How hard is the audition?
EASY! 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.
Where and when do we perform?
The performances will be in the Tina Packer Playhouse on May 3rd and 4th.
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.