High School Corps 2017 – Ellicott City

“Meeting every summer, the High School Corps creates three unique Shakespeare shows, guided by actors who are well versed in Shakespeare. Over the three years I spent in the Corps, the PFI Historic Park has become a second home, mostly because of the people I’ve met.” — Katie Monthie, graduate

Join the CSC High School Corps in Ellicott City.

CSC Corps members conceptualize, design and perform 90-minute versions of Shakespeare’s great plays.  They have opportunities to attend master classes with CSC teaching artists: acting, vocal skills, stage combat, and more. Gain valuable experience as you rehearse and perform, and greet the public attending CSC’s professional performances in the ruins at the PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City.  CSC Corps members observe and support the making of our exciting festival-style outdoor productions, from behind the scenes and in front of the public. When it’s time to produce their own shows, they’ll be ready!

No auditions are required.  We are all about the fun of learning together. This is a non-competitive program where students explore Shakespeare’s words, make new friends, learn theatre skills, rehearse together, and then perform on our summer stage before family and friends. 

The CSC Corps is open to high school students (rising 9th through 12th graders).

Registration for the 2017 Corps has ended.

Watch our spot on WMAR’s Teen Perspectives segment, and check back in spring of 2018 for information about next summer’s Corps!

The CSC Corps meets May 27/28 through July 15/16 
— CSC Corps rehearsals are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm

CSC Corps performances on our summer stage in the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City
July 10 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 11 – Troilus and Cressida
July 17 – King Lear
July 12, 18, 19 – Rain Dates

Important:  To successfully mount a production, we make a commitment to each other to be present for rehearsals and performances. Everyone has a role and there are no understudies. Please confirm your summer schedule to avoid conflicts. Attendance on performance dates is mandatory; no scheduling conflicts will be permitted. Contact program directors to discuss your schedule.

PHOTOS:  The CSC Corps Summer 2015. CSC Corps members perform The Taming of the Shrew (top) and Julius Caesar (below).


Contact Robby Rose, CSC Production & Education Assistant, at 410.244.8571, ext. 114.  rose@chesapeakeshakespeare.com  or education@chesapeakeshakespeare.com