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Shakespeare Theatre Academy Launches New Season of Classes in March


MADISON, NJ - The Shakespeare Theatre Academy will begin its second year offering youth and adult classes in a wide range of disciplines connected with classic theatre, as well as two new weekend intensives on the “art of auditioning.” 

Classes meet once a week in the theatre’s support/education facility and give participants the opportunity to work under the instruction of The Shakespeare Theatre’s renowned artistic and education staff and guest teaching artists.

“Whether a student is taking his or her first theatre class or this experience is just one step on an ever-evolving theatrical exploration, The Shakespeare Theatre Academy provides compelling, enriching, and fun opportunities for the hidden artist in everyone,” said Director of Education Brian B. Crowe.  The new one- or two-day intensives offer valuation instruction offer those eager to hone their audition skills.

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Crowe, a frequent Main Stage director, will lead classic scene-study classes and audition workshops for aspiring adult and young adult actors. Associate Director of Education Doug West, will lead both sword and unarmed stage combat courses for students ages 16 and up. Students will receive instruction in choreographing realistic duels and fights for shows.

Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte will lead a series of Audition Workshops designed to empower the artist and redirect the focus back onto what an actor can control in the audition room. 

All classes will be held in the theatre’s support facility in Florham Park. “Academy students will utilize the same facilities that our professional company enjoys including classrooms, a large Green Room, and a specialized rehearsal space,” says Crowe.

To register or find more information about The Shakespeare Theatre Academy, call (973) 845-6742, or email


Teen Shakespeare Scene Study

Ages 14-18

Session One: March 12-April 30

         Wednesdays 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Session Two: March 15 - May 3

                     Saturdays10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.


Young Actors Workshop

Ages 10-14

March 15 - May 3

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


En Garde! Sword Play 101

Ages 14-18

March 15 - May 3

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m


Adult Scene Study: Shakespeare and Molière

Ages 18 and up

March 12 - April 30

Wednesdays7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Auditioning: Shifting the Paradigm

1 Day Audition Intensive

March 9, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

2 Day Audition Bootcamp
April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
April 1310:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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