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2017-2018 Classroom Residencies

Get your students excited about learning Shakespeare with our popular Artist-in-Residence program. We’ll help you make Shakespeare’s work come alive in your classroom and introduce key theatrical concepts to your students. One of our highly trained Teaching Artists (professional actors and directors) will transform your classroom into a great Shakespearean stage, engaging your students with in-depth activities and our specially designed curriculum to explore and enhance their understanding of Shakespeare and his plays.

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
Looking for a medley of options? Ask about our “Introduction to Shakespeare” residency curriculum!

Pricing for Residencies:

1 Class – $700 per week-long residency
2-5 Classes – $650 per week-long residency
6-10 Classes – $625 per week-long residency
11+ Classes – $600 per week-long residency

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
Lower Cape May Regional High School
Northeast High School

Click here to view our curriculum’s Pennsylvania State and National Common Core Standards Alignment.

Residencies are available throughout the school year. To request a residency, please click here to fill out our online form. For more information or questions, please contact our Education Director, Rebekah Wilcox, at 215-496-9722 ext. 101 or email at

Our Educational Programs are made possible, in part, by support from:



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