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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 2021

The program runs March 27-May 16, 2021. Classes meet twice a week. Auditions are required.

Saturday, March 20 & Sunday, March 21, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm


For more information or to schedule an audition, please email

Spring 2021 Session Application
Financial Aid Form

Financial Aid

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


What is Spring Young Company?
Spring Young Company is a seven week program where you, the actor, can take a huge step forward in your actor training. During the course of the program you will have the chance to explore voice, movement, clown, and experience Shakespeare's text in a more rigorous, deep, an playful way.

How often do we meet?
Spring Young Company meets one weekday and one weekend morning per week. The plan and hope is that we will start the program virtually with the option of meeting outside on Shakespeare and Company property later in the Spring. When and if we meet outside, all social distancing and pandemic safety measures will be in place.

What do I need to do to be a part of this?
Each participant must prepare an audition with 10 - 14 lines of Shakespeare text written in verse that you feel strongly about. Every audition will be held on Zoom. In order to receive an audition, please send your application that includes a letter of recommendation (from a teacher or past director) and a few paragraphs − no more than a page − telling us about yourself and why you would like to participate in Spring Young Company to Once we receive your application, we will reach out to schedule your audition. If the dates of the audition don't work for you, please let us know in your application email and we will reach out to schedule an alternative audition.

What are the dates?
Zoom Audition Dates: Saturday, March 20 & Sunday March 21 - Time 10:00am-1:00pm

Accepting applications and self-tapes until Monday, March 15

Program start date: March 27, 2021
Performance Dates: May 15 and 16, 2021
Program end date: May 16, 2021

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

What is the tuition?
Tuition for Spring Young Company is $550. Financial aid is available. Applications for Financial Aid are due March 15th, 2021.

Are you interested in this? Please send us your application at! Once we receive your application, we will reach out and arrange an audition time.


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.