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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. These young actors work on voice, movement, text, scene work, and more, often finding what they haven’t found elsewhere before.

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Spring Session 2022

The program runs March 12 – May 15, 2022. Classes meet twice a week. Auditions are required.

  • In-Person: Monday, February 21 from 1pm – 4pm in Studio 3, located at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
  • Virtual: Tuesday, February 22 from 5pm – 8pm via Zoom.

Program Tuition: $700

For more information or to schedule an audition, please e-mail

Spring 2022 Session Application
Financial Aid Form
COVID-19 Guidelines Agreement

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available, in the form of partial scholarships and paid positions. Please contact for more information.


What is Spring Young Company?

Spring Young Company is a seven-week program through which actors can take a huge steps forward in their actor training. During the course of the program, students have the chance to explore voice, movement, clown, and to experience Shakespeare's text in a more rigorous, deep, and playful way.

How often do we meet?

Spring Young Company meets one weekday and one weekend morning per week, in-person.

What do I need to do to be a part of this?

Each participant must prepare an audition with 12–15 lines of Shakespeare's text written in verse that they feel strongly about. Faculty may want to hear more about the connection. In order to receive an audition, applicants should send an application that includes a letter of recommendation (from a teacher or past director) and their completed COVID-19 Guidelines Agreement to Once Shakespeare & Company receives an application, the Company will reach out to schedule auditions. If the dates of the audition don't work, applicants should note if audition dates don't work in their application, so alternative scheduling may be made.

What are the dates?

  • In-Person: Monday, February 21 from 1pm – 4pm in Studio 3, located at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
  • Virtual: Tuesday, February 22 from 5pm – 8pm via Zoom.

Program start date: March 12, 2022
Performance Dates*: May 13 and 14, 2022
Program end date: May 15, 2022

What is the tuition?

Tuition for Spring Young Company is $700. Financial aid is available. Applications for Financial Aid are due at the time of your audition.

Interested? Please send us your application at! Once we receive your application, we will reach out and arrange an audition time.

*Possibly an outdoor performance on one of Shakespeare and Company's outdoor stages.


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.