2017-2018 Classroom Residencies

One of our highly trained teaching artists (professional actors and directors) will transform your classroom into a Shakespearean stage. Utilizing our specially designed curriculum, our teaching artists will engage your students in in-depth activities, exploring and enhancing their understanding of the play.

Over the course of a week, students will perfect their scenes using intensive theatre training sessions such as: character development, period movement, fight combat, and performance preparation. Our performance-based curriculum has been expertly created to inspire and involve the whole class in crucial aspects of Shakespearean performance, based on theatre arts elements, and aligned with Pennsylvania State and National Common Core Standards for reading, performance, and literary interpretation. Each residency is supplemented with optional projects, investigations, and assignments that integrate with and extend The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s curriculum.

Residencies are available for the following plays:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Taming of the Shrew
Julius Caesar
Romeo & Juliet
Much Ado About Nothing
Twelfth Night

Pricing for Residencies:

Weeklong residencies are booked per class. Special workshops can also be requested with customized curriculum options. For pricing, please contact our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext. 101 or email at rebekah@phillyshakespeare.org. Special discounts are available for Philadelphia public schools.

Some of the schools that have taken advantage of the residency program include:

Archbishop Ryan High School
Elkins Park Middle School
Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School
Farrell Elementary School
Franklin Learning Center
Germantown High School
Greenfield Elementary School
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
Haddonfield Memorial High School
Lower Cape May Regional High School
Northeast High School

Residencies are available throughout the school year. To request a residency, fill out our online form here.

For more information or to register for any of The Open Door Project programs, please contact our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext. 101 or email at rebekah@phillyshakespeare.org.


Educational PDFS

Bring one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies right into your school! Back by popular demand, our All the World’s A Stage School Tour program returns this spring with a professional production of Macbeth. This 90-minute adaptation of the classic play, directed by our Artistic/Executive Director, Carmen Khan, is followed by a post-performance discussion with the actors, and includes a comprehensive study guide designed by our Artistic Director and Education Director. Reserve your student tour today!

The production is designed to be performed in school common spaces like gyms, cafeterias, and auditoriums. Cast and crew need 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after the performance in the space, and a secured room where cast and crew may leave belongings and valuables.

Performances are available in either the morning or afternoon. Performances must start promptly.

The tour runs Monday through Friday, April 2 – 27, 2018. Performances are available in the morning or afternoon.

Audience: 150 max per performance.

To book your school, click here, or contact our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext 101 or email at rebekah@phillyshakespeare.org.


“Shakespeare, Smart Phones, and Selfies: Using today’s technology to connect your students with the Bard”

FALL 2017 at The Baldwin School
$75 registration fee (includes lunch) • Click here to register today!

Learn how to use technology to engage your students through Shakespeare! In this interactive professional development workshop, you’ll experience hands-on lessons for safely and effectively incorporating social media in your Shakespeare curriculum to actively engage students in their own learning. Later in the session, our professional Teaching Artists will get you out of your seat and onto your feet guiding you through a condensed version of our residency program. All of our hands-on activities and lessons can be replicated in your own classroom. Session curriculum is jointly-developed and taught by our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, and Dr. Sheryl Forste-Grupp, English teacher at The Baldwin School.

For questions or more information, please call or email our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext. 101 or rebekah@phillyshakespeare.org.


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