Shakesperience proudly offers Saturday and Summer Acting Intensives in our Waterbury Studio and beyond. We deliver 7-week sessions in winter, spring, and fall, with week-long sessions in summer. Our professional resident artists instruct students aged 7 to 17 in the Shakesperience Approach. Students learn to develop action and character through text within a strong, socially responsive ensemble that takes ownership of the work. Students show significant long-term behaviours, including literacy, public speaking, individual and group work ethic, and positive outlook, attitude and self-expression.
Additionally, we offer private acting classes for all ages in our studio. See below, or contact us for information. For Saturday classes, scholarships available for low & moderate income families.
The Gift of the Magi & Silent Night
by O. Henry, Emily Mattina, & Jacob Green
Students perform with their instructors in classic holiday tales of giving.
October 19 – December 7, no class on Saturday November 30
5 Poetry & Monologues Students will dive into performing solo pieces in this workshop setting. Elementary school students will explore poetry using drama, art, and movement while middle and high school students will learn classical and contemporary monologues. Our Winter Acting Intensives will consist of large and small group work, culminating in a final showcase performance for friends and family.
January 4 - February 15, snow date February 22
$300 (scholarships available for low & moderate income families)
Shakespeare's Early Comedies
Students work as an ensemble to bring scenes from the early comedies to life on stage. The classes focus on Shakespeare’s life and times, use the text to create character and interaction, with our Waterbury student's at the 36-hour Shakespeare-a-thon during Give Local.
March 14- April 25 (No class on April 11)
Shakesperience Studio, Waterbury
$300 (scholarships available for low & moderate income families in the Greater Waterbury area)
Twelfth Night the way Shakesperience will do it! As part of Shakespeare in the Litchfield Hills, professional actors teach students aged 8-12. Some may even be invited to join the ensemble of the mainstage production. Students learn to develop action and character through text within a strong, socially responsive ensemble that takes ownership of the work.
Dates and location to be determined