what we PROVIDE
The Young Shakespeareans Program takes place during the academic year. Each school chooses a Shakespearean play to read and discuss in the classroom from September through December, and selects the students who shall take part. Then in January through April over the course of 12 weeks, our Theatrical Teaching Artists lead the students in a carefully developed and challenging curriculum of academic and theatrical activities. The curriculum is specifically designed to foster each student's awareness of their own innate abilities, to complement those abilities with academic and life skills, and to help them explore what they can achieve through extended discipline, commitment, and teamwork. These efforts culminate in multiple performances by the students of an abridged but full-scale production of impressive quality for the school, and its families and extended communities.