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The Young Shakespeareans of John Adams Middle School

in"A Midsummer Night's Dream" like never before…

Performed on a Unified Virtual Stage with

Scenics, Sound, & Animated Costumes

created by Students!

 

because we really mean it when we say

"IF I CAN DO SHAKESPEARE,

   I CAN DO ANYTHING!"

Eerily similar to the plague during Shakespeare's time,

the pandemic closed our schools mid-season.

Our students were devastated and many tears were shed. 

To model a creative way to deal with difficult circumstances,

we met online with added instruction in

performing for the camera, and DIY lighting and costuming.

The Young Shakespeareans of John Adams Middle School 

persevered with determination to close their 2020 season with

a beautiful online performance of

"ROMEO + JULIET".

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The Young

Shakespeareans of 

Nevin Avenue

Elementary School ready to rumble &

COMBAT COVID!

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THE BUZZ

"I've been participating in TYS for 3 years now.  It's had an influence on all aspects of my life.

I used to be a very shy, soft spoken person, who really didn't participate. Now when I start talking, people have a hard time quieting me down - theatre was a major confidence boost in my self esteem.

The whole experience has made me a more comfortable public speaker, and I am capable of having a mature conversation with adults. For instance, I've performed at a few benefits and represented TYS to outside organizations. I’ve also shot documentary footage interviewing younger students, and convinced my principal at John Adams Middle School to bring in TYS.

The Young Shakespeareans has helped me recognize my potential for success and as we say,  

'If I can do Shakespeare I can do anything!' ”

Emily, 7th grade

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