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Shakesperience proudly offers Saturday and Summer Acting Intensives in our Waterbury Studio and beyond.  Annually, sessions are offered in:
Summer                              Fall
Winter                            Spring

Students aged 7 to 17 are instructed by our professional resident artists in the Shakesperience Approach.  This method embodies the philosophy of the company and leads to a strong, disciplined ensemble, grounded in language and positive interaction and creates art and educational activities of the highest quality. 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.
Acting Class Students in A Christmas Carol
Additionally, we offer private acting classes for all ages in our studio.  For information on offered classes, click on the time frame (above) in which you are interested.  To register, or for information regarding private lessons, please contact us.

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Fall Classes

The Gift of the Magi & Silent Night
by O. Henry, Emily Mattina, & Jacob Green
Students will perform alongside our resident professional actors to bring to life Emily Mattina’s new adaptation of the classic holiday fable  about hapless gift givers and an original play based on the incredible Christmas Day Truce that occurred on the battlefields of Europe in 1914. This program culminates in a featured performance in Shakesperience’s Winter Festival from December 8-11, 2016.
   Ages 7yrs-17yrs
   October 15 – December 10, no class on Saturday November 26
   9:30am-11:30am
   Shakesperience Studio
   $250 (scholarships available for low & moderate income families)
***Please note that additional rehearsals will be held prior to performance***
   
Holiday in Winterbury
(an original play)
BY AUDITION ONLY—Select students will be cast in a new work based on stirring homilies of the holiday season. This stunning tale of love, loss, and rediscovery featuring our resident actors and adult community members will be the centerpiece of Shakesperience’s Winter Festival from December 8-11, 2016. Auditions will be held on October 15 at noon.
   ALL Ages 
   October 15 – December 10, no class on Saturday November 26
   (extra rehearsals Nov. 23 & Dec. 1, and no class on Saturday, Nov. 28 )
   Shakesperience Studio
***Please note that additional rehearsals will be held prior to performance***

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 for enrollment, discounts and more details


Winter Classes

Gulliver’s Travels
by Johnathan Swift
Students will receive an introduction to both classical literature and performing in front of a live audience through an adaptation of this literary classic based on the script used by our professional actors. Students will work collaboratively to explore different devices to demonstrate changes in scale. 
   7yrs-11yrs
   January 7- February 18, snow date February 25
   9:30am-11:30am
   Shakesperience Studio
   $250 (scholarships available for low & moderate income families)

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
This class will focus on Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth. Students will collaborate on a production of Macbeth as an ensemble utilizing the Shakesperience Approach to be performed for family and friends.
   12yrs-17yrs
   January 7- February 18, snow date February 25
   11:45am-1:45pm
   Shakesperience Studio
   $250 (scholarships available for low & moderate income families)
 
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Spring Classes

The Tempest (subject to change)
by William Shakespeare
The older and younger acting class students will participate in a collaboration on one adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic comedy The Tempest. This class focuses on students’ learning about Shakespeare’s life and times, and expands on literary devices, such as personification and iambic pentameter. This will culminate in a performance at the 36-hour Shakespeare-a-thon.
   Ages 7-11yrs—9:30am-11:30am
   Ages 12yrs-17yrs—11:00am-1:00pm
   March 11 - April 29, no class on Saturday April 15
   Shakesperience Studio
   $250 (scholarships available for low & moderate income families)

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2017 Summer Classes

TBD


Private Sessions

Private Acting/Public Speaking
Work “one on one” with Artistic Director Emily Mattina on everything from audition techniques to preparing for a public speaking event and corporate presentations.  Learn about using your voice as an instrument, stage presence and other practical public speaking tools.
Ages: All
Dates: custom
Times: custom
Location: Shakesperience Studio
Cost:  Contact us for more details


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Phone: 203.754.2531

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