Summer Shakespeare Program

Summer Shakespeare is a five-week summer intensive. Twenty-four students are selected to train five days a week in voice, movement and scene study (50 hours of classes total). The program culminates with a production of an abbreviated Shakespeare play. Summer Shakespeare is an intensive program that requires the quick understanding and execution of new skills. Applications are accepted annually in the late spring.

 Criteria

How are students selected for this program?

  • -Applicants must be enrolled in a New York City high school
  • -Applicants must demonstrate financial need (priority consideration for students who receive free lunch or reduced lunch)
  • -Applicants must demonstrate a need for arts exposure (priority consideration for students who do not have access to arts programming)
  • -Applicants must follow application instructions (in particular, bringing a monologue from a published play keeps a student qualified; bringing a monologue from the internet or YouTube disqualifies students)

Please note: This program adheres to a strict attendance policy and professional standards. All students must be on time and ready to participate in all classes. Those who are unprepared or late will be excused from the program.

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