Saturday, May 1, 2010

Shakespeare Lab Jr. - Free Summer Program for Teens

Shakespeare Lab Jr. 

Are you a creative-minded teenager attending a PUBLIC SCHOOL in one of New York City's five boroughs?  Are you interested in the arts, theater, performing, and poetry? Do you enjoy meeting new people and making life-long friends? Are you looking for something rewarding and fun to do during your summer break that's FREE? How about a...
FREE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP in the heart of the East Village!
One of the most celebrated and distinguished theaters in the country: THE PUBLIC THEATER! 
If you, or someone you know, is a teenager (ages 13-19) who lives in one of the five boroughs and attends a NYC Public School, then The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab, Jr. Program may be right for you!

Session One, JULY 5 - 9
Session Two, JULY 13 - 16
What is this fantastic program all about?
Over the course of one full week, participants will come together with The Public's teaching artists to:
  • EXPLORE Shakespeare’s most powerful plays, plots, themes and characters;
  • PLAY theater games and interact with their peers in a safe environment;
  • LEARN acting, movement and voice skills;
  • WRITE and perform their very own original Shakespeare-style sonnets!
Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to:
  • PERFORM onstage for family and friends;
  • JOIN Summer ShakeUp on July 16, a special one-day event at the famous Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home of the world renowned Shakespeare in the Park.  Summer ShakeUp includes an exclusive backstage tour of the theater, workshop with Public Theater Artists, and lunch - ALL for free;
  • Get two FREE tickets to see a Public Theater summer production without having to wait in line! *Subject to avail.
Shakespeare Lab, Jr. is FREE, and is open to students attending a NYC Public High School.
CLICK HERE to register for Shakespeare Lab, Jr.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL JESS ZWEIMAN AT jzweiman@publictheater.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  OR CALL 212-539-8516.

*If you are part of an organization and wish to register a group of teens for Lab JR, please contact Jess Zweiman directly at 212.539.8516.
“I am much more confident about my speaking now and this will definitely help me out when I speak and present projects” – Ohahida Arabi, Shakespeare Lab, Jr. participant
“What I liked most about the workshop is how you were able to meet new people and interact in a safe environment, learning Shakespeare in a fun way.” – Kelsey Knutsen, Shakespeare Lab, Jr. participant.
“This workshop gave (my daughter) the confidence she needed to tackle Shakespeare!” – parent of participant, Sarah Gaines.
“The workshop really allowed me to gain a fuller appreciation of the work that actors put into understanding and playing out their parts.” – Julia Kerr, Shakespeare Lab, Jr. Participant.
“What I liked most about the workshop was working in such a beautiful theater and being able to meet and talk to actors and actresses in the business. It was overall a very insightful experience.” – Kimi Lee, Shakespeare Lab, Jr. Participant.

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