Classes

Learn. Create. Laugh. Perform.  

Imagination and creativity flourish in the Studio with fun and enriching courses for youth and adults. Each program is led by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company teaching artists. Age-appropriate activities encourage imagination and develop performing skills, using the rich language of Shakespeare’s plays. Classes are geared towards personal and/or professional growth. All programs are non-competitive: No auditions required. All courses include programs for actors and non-actors.

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For Youth

Shakespeare in Performance for Youth: The Worthies 
Learn Shakespeare's language to inspire action and empathy and then present an abridged Shakespeare play. Gain skills and knowledge in performance, textual analysis, language, history, and ensemble building as you rehearse and perform in our virtual “rehearsal room.” No audition needed. Fun strongly encouraged. 

Final class performance date: Sunday March 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Who: Grades 5 - 12
When: Wednesdays and Sundays. February 10 – March 28, 2021
Time: Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays 12-3 p.m.
Where: This class will take place online via Zoom Communications, Inc.
Instructor: Keegan Cassady
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What You WILL 
Students will have the opportunity to explore specifically what makes Shakespeare for “Everyone” through creating individual performance pieces based their affinity to the text. Students will be encouraged to explore Shakespeare’s plays through song, dance, puppetry, visual art, slam poetry, hip hop, and other performative styles. Exercises will focus on learning the fundamental processes of using Shakespeare's language to inspire action and empathy. Build ensemble with other youth and young adults. Show up and have fun!

These classes also serve as a companion program for family members of military personnel participating in our Creative Workshop for Veterans through the Cohen Clinic.

Who: Ages 7-18
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays. January 19 – March 25, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Where: This class will take place online via Zoom Communications, Inc.
Instructor: CSC Education Staff
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*PLEASE NOTE* Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines issued by both state and local officials in Maryland, all Winter/Spring programming will be hosted virtually. CSC will re-evaluate in-person sessions as new guidelines are released.

For Adults

Critical Analysis for Adults 
This class is ideal for adult theater lovers who are interested in digging into the source material with experts and other critical thinkers! It’s the perfect way to develop your critical eye and capture the nuance of Shakespeare's masterworks. This class will use classical play theory to analyze Shakespeare's plays: OthelloAll’s Well that Ends Well, and The Merchant of Venice. Also, each play session will involve watching clips of the play in performance to compare and contrast the reading and analysis to the play in action.

Who: Open to students age 18 and over
When: 

Othello: February 15 - March 8

All's Well That Ends Well: March 22 - April 12

Merchant of Venice: April 26 - May 17

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Times:  Monday evenings, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: This class will take place online via Zoom Communications, Inc.
Instructor: Various CSC Teaching Artists
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*PLEASE NOTE* Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines issued by both state and local officials in Maryland, all Winter/Spring programming will be hosted virtually. CSC will re-evaluate in-person sessions as new guidelines are released.