coming soon to a
unified virtual stage
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
watch in comfort
from your own home
The Young Shakespeareans of
John Adams Middle School
are proud to present
Performances, Scenics, Costumes, & Sound
created by students on
May 13 & 14, 2021
because we really mean it when we say
" IF I CAN DO SHAKESPEARE ,
I CAN DO ANYTHING! "
COVID-19 closures on March 13, 2020 impacted everyone,
particularly devastating our 4th and 5th graders who were mere days away from performance. Many tears were shed.
Driven to model a healthy and creative way to deal with difficult circumstances, on March 24
we continued online with added instruction in
performing for the camera, framing, and DIY lighting and costuming.
The Young Shakespeareans of John Adams Middle School, though challenged,
persevered with enthusiasm and determination
to close their 2020 season with a beautiful online performance of
"ROMEO + JULIET".
you gotta' watch
of Nevin Avenue
get ready to rumble to
a message from our
Make easy-peasy Costumes at Home
make an elizabethan ruff
make a renaissance beret
"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