Student Matinees & Residencies
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s education programming reaches a wide variety of people in new, different, and innovative ways and we continue to expand on our commitment to education. We believe that every child deserves an introduction to Shakespeare on the stage, not just the page — no matter where he or she lives.
“We dug into our scene to find the meaning of all the parts… it was super fun!"
—8th grade student, Clarksville Middle School, HCPSS
Give your students the tools to grapple with the dense and beautiful poetry of Shakespeare. CSC Teaching Artists will come to your school to guide students in selecting, rehearsing, and performing scenes. Through engaging theatre games and exercises, we can help students overcome their apprehension of studying Shakespeare, while increasing their understanding of the text. With our teaching techniques, students will grow to understand all of Shakespeare, as well as many other classic dramatists.
Online and in-person residencies, after-school, for K-12. MSAC AiR Roster 2021*
To schedule a residency, please contact Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, (410) 244-8571, Ext. 113.
Bring your students to our beautiful downtown space, and let them experience live theatre, performed by professional, local artists. Let them hear the sumptuous and witty language, listen to our musical selections before and during the show, watch thrilling swordfights, and share in an intimate and powerful production of some of the greatest plays ever written.
Every performance is followed by an optional talk back with the actors, where students deepen their understanding of Shakespeare, and find out about the making of the play, performing arts careers, and how Chesapeake Shakespeare Company connects with its audience.
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”
The tragic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers
- Dates: SPRING 2021
- April 23, 2021 LIVE STREAMED PERFORMANCE
- Pre-show 9:45am. Show starts: 10am
- Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
- Recommended for Grades 6–9
- Thanks to the MSDE for support!
by William Shakespeare
“Something wicked this way comes.”
Prophecy, ambition, and murder lead to sleeplessness and madness in Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy.
- Fall 2021 Dates TBA
- Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes (NO INTERMISSION)
- Postshow Artist Talkback: 20 minutes
- Recommended for Grades 9–12
2021 MATINEE COSTS
Live Streamed Romeo and Juliet - TBD
Recorded Romeo and Juliet - TBD
In- Person Romeo and Juliet
1-10 admissions - $25 per ticket
11- 45 admissions - $22 per ticket
46 - 120 Students - $18 per ticket
“I was a little nervous about how my students would engage with the show if they didn’t know the story in advance. My concerns were put at ease right away, and I’ve been able to use the field trip as a great anchor for our study of the play.”
Perryville High School, Harford County
“Our students are all clinically diagnosed with traumatic stress. They seldom enjoy plays. On that day… they absolutely enjoyed the CSC production. It was just GREAT.”
Woodbourne School, Baltimore City
“You were more than willing to accept our group of children with unique abilities, mostly with Autism, and not only accommodated us, but made sure that we were well prepared. The production held each of our students captive, they were not only engaged but they were ABSORBED into the production. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company absolutely floored us.”
Arrow School, Towson
“For many of our students, this was their first professional production and they were so impressed. They couldn’t stop talking about the cast, plot, and costumes. They loved the question and answer session with the performers.”
KIPP-UJIMA, Baltimore City
“The acting was phenomenal; the staging was wonderful; the fight choreography was fantastic; the scenic and lighting elements were terrific; and the costume design was outstanding!”
George Fox MS, Anne Arundel County
“I can tell that the dialogue that occurred—the private conversations they had with the actors after the performance—had such a positive influence on them, in so many ways. It was a wonderful experience for all of us.”
North Harford HS, Harford County
“My students’ understanding of the play increased greatly. The performance made a huge impact.”
Kenwood HS, Baltimore County
“Great performance, and the girls raved about it. Many of them said it was their favorite field trip of the year.”