2018-2019 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:

Hamlet Macbeth Othello 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 Hamlet. 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 1 – 30, 2019. 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.


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