High School Corps – Ellicott City

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines issued by both state and local officials in Maryland, all summer programming will be hosted virtually. CSC will re-evaluate in-person sessions as new guidelines are released.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s High School Ensemble and High School Corps programs will join forces online this summer! Students will gain valuable experience in performance, textual analysis, language, history, and ensemble building as they rehearse and perform in our virtual “rehearsal room.” No audition needed.

CSCORPS/Ensemble members commit to 6 weeks in July-August with at least four virtual weeks and potentially 2 in-person weeks of rehearsals ending with a live showcase of the work based on the guidelines set by the state. Minimum of 12 hours per week. A rehearsal schedule will be built to allow the students to work on a play and build an ensemble throughout the summer.

CLICK HERE to register today.

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 7th through 12th graders).

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CLICK HERE to register today.

“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

Questions? Contact The Studio staff here.
Gerrad Alex Taylor, Director, The Studio, 410.244.8571, ext. 108
Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, 410.244.8571, ext. 113.