Shakespeare Educational Programs
Playgroundlings –Entering grades K-5 Kidsummer –Entering grades 5-12 ShakeSTARS Advanced Intensive – Returning ShakeSTARS or those with significant theater experience entering grades 10 to college freshman
Monday through Friday 10am-2pm with Saturday afternoon (2pm) performance Session 1: July 17 to July 22 Session 2: July 24 to July 29 Session 3: July 31 to August 5 Session 4: August 7 to August 12
Cost: $185 per session*
Instructors: All classes are taught by experienced and professional teaching artists in the MaineStage acting company
Playgroundlings Experience all aspects of the magic of theatre! Each week, ShakeSTARS will collaborate with MaineStage actors to write and perform a world premiere Shakespearean play that will be performed on Saturday afternoon. During the week, Playgroundlings will take classes in acting, Shakespeare, stage combat, improv, and more! Min: 5 Max: 40
Kidsummer Take the stage in Shakespeare’s most famous plays in our most ambitious program yet. Each week, get the chance to perform in a complete (abridged) version of a Shakespearean classic, on the MaineStage in Lafayette Park on Saturday afternoon! In addition to performing, ShakeSTARS take classes in stage combat, playwriting, Shakespeare, voice, and more, all taught by the MaineStage acting company. Min: 5, Max 40.
ShakeSTARS Advanced Intensive *New this year!*
For our veteran ShakeSTARS who are considering continuing with their acting training after high school and other students who want to build on their significant high school theater experience, we are thrilled to offer this intensive two-week program (Session 1 & 2 only). Specially designed for experienced actors entering 10th grade through freshman year in college, this program will provide an introduction to college-level conservatory training. The course includes one-on-one training, audition prep, personalized monologue coaching, and specially designed courses and workshops exclusively for our advanced crew. Min: 4, Max: 10.
Note: All programs are subject to change depending on enrollment. ShakeSTARS are encouraged to sign up for either one week or multiple weeks – each week is both designed to stand alone and to remain enriching week to week with new content – there is always something new to learn on the MaineStage!
*We provide financial aid on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact us.