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Shakespeare & Company's Public Speaking Workshop

Shakespeare & Company's Public Speaking Workshop with Tina Packer

October 4 to 6, 2019 or December 13 to 15, 2019

(Lenox, MA) – Shakespeare & Company is currently accepting applications for upcoming Public Speaking Workshops with Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and co-teacher Samuel "Mooly" Dinnar. The workshops will take place at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, running October 4 - 6 and December 13 - 15.

"The Public Speaking Workshop is designed for people of any age and profession who want to speak out on something that is important to them," said Packer, who co-created the workshop in Summer 2017. "It includes some voice work on how to receive energy from your audience and uses inspiration from leaders and citizens who have changed the world by the words they have spoken."

The Public Speaking Workshop was designed and launched at Shakespeare & Company by Packer and Dinnar with the goal of improving participants' skills and confidence in connecting to an audience, delivering their message, and moving their listeners. The workshop includes knowledge gained from Shakespeare & Company's experience of embodying the text of a great speech, and improving the alignment of the speaker's personal voice to who they are as a person.

No experience in acting or Shakespeare is required to participate in the Public Speaking Workshop, and participants from all walks of life are welcome to apply. Each participant comes in with a message that is intended to move a certain audience to action. Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to improve their message using the lessons learned from Shakespeare's great speeches.

Classes will take place on Friday from 6pm-10pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Tuition is $100 USD and the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Scholarships are available. For more information or to apply please click here.

About Tina Packer
Tina Packer is the Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company. She has directed, acted, and taught both Shakespeare and theater performance at Shakespeare & Company as well as at over thirty colleges around the globe including Harvard, MIT, Columbia and NYU. She is a social entrepreneur, actor, playwright, author and a recipient of the state of Massachusetts’s highest honor, the Commonwealth Award.

About Samuel "Mooly" Dinnar
Samuel "Mooly" Dinnar is an instructor with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard, a mediator of business disputes and a Meedance consultant on business and entrepreneurship. He is also an actor, director and graduate of Shakespeare & Company’s education and professional actor training programs.

About the Center For Actor Training
The very heart of Shakespeare & Company is its professional actor training. The aesthetic of the Company was created within the training devised by Tina Packer and the Master Teachers, and it is through these programs that the aesthetic is continually investigated, redefined, and reinvigorated. Actors, directors, writers, and teachers from all over the world come to work with the Company’s faculty to train not only their voices and their bodies with a daily regimen of demanding classes, but also to delve deeply into their own imaginations, intellects, and emotional lives. Shakespeare & Company’s curriculum is internationally recognized as a deeply effective training experience for actors who aspire to bring their talent, intuition, and spirit to a higher level.

About Shakespeare & Company
Located in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Shakespeare & Company is one of the leading Shakespeare festivals of the world. Founded in 1978, the organization attracts over 40,000 patrons annually. The Company is also home to an internationally renowned Center for Actor Training and award-winning Education Program. More information is available at


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.