Summer Shakespeare Program

Summer Shakespeare 2015 Ensemble

Thank you to the many wonderful high school students who applied to the program. These are the names of the students who have been accepted (alphabetical by first letter of last name):

Brittany A., Clara Barton High School

Andrew A., Compass High School
Joel B., Gotham Professional Arts Academy
Milagros B. Leadership and Public Service High School
Jonathan D., Covenant House High School Equivalency program
Kayla F., Robert F. Kennedy Community High School
Kemisha F., Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences
Kevin G., The Bronx High School of Science
Lina G., Academy of American Studies
Lorandis G., Crotona Academy High School
Miles G., Leadership and Public Service High School
Julissa H., Dewitt Clinton High School
Joanna J., Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences
Justin J., Dewitt Clinton High School
Yuchen J., Syuyvesant High School
Edgar M., Bronx Haven High School
Tsiama M., Crotona Academy
Bobby P., Collegiate Institute of Math and Science
Jesobely S., Gregorio Luperon High School
Dhaynan S., High School for Community Leadership
Aidan V., Collegiate Institute of Math and Science
Abigail W., Bronx Leadership Academy
Brandon W., Tilden High School
Sonam W., Newtown High School

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.


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.

How to Apply

Interviews are held annually in the spring.