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In-person Specialized Workshops

programme Dates

January 3 to 29, 2023

Arrival: Monday, January 2 Departure: Monday, January 30

Tuition Fees

$4,875 USD

Early payment discount: Pay the full tuition by October 15 and save $600.

The Center for Actor Training typically offers a variety of specialized workshops throughout the year exploring a full range of disciplines including rhetoric, wit, clown, fight, voice, movement, public speaking, and more. Go here details on our online programming.
The Art of the Audition

Actors know that auditions are a specific skill in themselves, and that having a strong audition is half the battle to getting that job. Whether you want to dust off an old piece, have a new monologue you’d like to hone, or even if you are new to auditioning, this workshop is for you. Come spend the day with Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and a group of fellow actors to craft two of your next audition pieces. This workshop will include practical feedback on your own work and valuable insight into the business of casting.

DATES: March 23, 2024

SCHEDULE: 10 am to 6:30 pm

TUITION: $250 USD

LOCATION: NYC (Mid-town Manhattan)

TEACHER:  Allyn Burrows (he/him)

Click here to apply.


Scholarships are available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC artists. Alumni, student, and union discounts are also available.

Tuning Your Instrument

Just as a musician needs to tune their instrument, an actor must tune their body and voice. This two-day special workshop is a deep dive into Linklater Voice and Pure Movement practices to help you strengthen the connection to your instrument and to develop an open channel for breath, sound, and physical expression. This workshop is a great addition for those taking our Lenox Weekend Intensive and a way for those familiar with the voice and bodywork to revisit the practices. All levels are welcome.

DATES: April 18 & 19, 2024

SCHEDULE: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm each day

TUITION: $200 USD*

LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company, Lenox Mass.

HOUSING: Single occupancy dorm rooms available for $50 per night

FACULTY: Sheila Bandyopadhyay (she/her) and Ariel Bock (she/her)

* Discounted tuition of $150 is available for those also registered for the Lenox Weekend Intensive on April 19 – 21, 2024

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9-Day Intensive

Inspired by the content of our signature Month-long Intensive, this workshop is a deep dive into acting Shakespeare for mid-career professionals during the height of our summer season. Immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s language and aesthetics with daily classes in Linklater Voice, Movement, Text, Structure of the Verse, Sonnet and Play – all on our beautiful Berkshires campus. Suitable for actors, teachers, directors, and professors, this intensive is an opportunity for professional and artistic development. Schedule and tuition includes admission to all three current shows and an evening off to enjoy some of the cultural offerings of the larger Berkshires community.  

PLEASE NOTE: All participants and workshop staff are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine and will be tested upon arrival for COVID-19.

DATES: August 22 to 31, 2024

SCHEDULE: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

TUITION: $1,495.00 USD**

LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus, Lenox, MA

HOUSING: Participants are responsible for securing their own housing, however, we do have a few dorm rooms available on campus for an additional $300, first-come, first-serve.*** 

FACULTY:  TBD

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EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT: Pay full tuition by July 1, 2024 and save $150.

**Alumni and union discounts available. Scholarships available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC participants. Scholarships include tuition and housing. Email training@shakespeare.design for details.

***Housing in dorm is double occupancy with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities.  

PLEASE NOTE: For all in-person workshops, all participants and workshop staff are required to have completed a COVID-19 vaccine regimen (including a booster shot) and will be tested on-site for COVID-19.

CSU Summer Arts: Voice, Heritage, and Community

The faculty of the Shakespeare & Company Center for Actor Training are pleased to offer a unique course as part of California State University’s credit granting Summer Arts programming. Designed for university students of all levels but open to all, this course will incorporate training in the voice and body to find a personal and embodied connection to Shakespeare’s text. Investigate how your own voice, heritage and community can found in Shakespeare’s imagery and characters.

For full details, including tuition and how to apply, please visit HERE.

DATES: July 8 to 21, 2024

LOCATION: Fresno, Calif. 

FACULTY: Sheila Bandyopadhyay (she/her), Sarah Kate Anderson (she/they), Andrew Borthwick-Leslie (he/him), Susan Dibble (she/her), Marie Ramirez Downing (she/her), Michael Hammond (he/him), Raphael Massie (he/him), Natsuko Ohama (she/her)

You will study...

.01 Linklater Voice

The full progression of Kristin Linklater’s approach to voice training for actors is taught during the four weeks by Designated Linklater voice teachers. In addition to daily classes in Linklater, voice teachers regularly join in text classes and offer specialized classes to help participants integrate the voice work into their scenes.

.02 Movement

The movement progression includes Pure Movement (Swings), Alexander Technique, physical expressivity, and dance. Participants will be guided through exercises to promote awareness of (and release from) habitual body tension, sensitivity to impulse, dynamic physical presence and stamina, delight in moving with passion and precision, and ensemble.

.03 Text Work

Basics introduces the actor to a text approach which demands an open and personal commitment to thought, word, and gesture. Basics evolves into scene work, first through Dropping In (an approach to experiencing the text on a word-by-word basis) and into text analysis and detailed scene work. Classes in Sonnet and Structure of the Verse round out the text progression, allowing actors to merge their personal connection with the form of Shakespeare’s language.

.04 Actor/Audience Relationship

The participant is invited to explore the Elizabethan world of Actor/Audience Relationship—a theatrical reality without a fourth wall, in which the immediate energy of the audience fuels the actor to reveal a deeper level of truth and experience, which in turns enkindles the audience’s ability to receive Shakespeare’s language.

.05 Clown & Stage Fight

The participant is invited to explore the Elizabethan world of Actor/Audience Relationship—a theatrical reality without a fourth wall, in which the immediate energy of the audience fuels the actor to reveal a deeper level of truth and experience, which in turns enkindles the audience’s ability to receive Shakespeare’s language.

Tuition

A limited number of scholarships are available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC artists from the Dennis Krausnick Fellowship Fund. Contact us for more information.

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