By | May 10, 2020


Quill Theatre cordially invites you to come study Shakespeare with our trained professionals this summer in our annual Festival Young Company! Even though COVID-19 has put a cramp on us all, we’re determined to move forward with this exciting opportunity for high school students looking to study, rehearse and perform the works of William Shakespeare!

Over the course of 10 weeks, you will learn about:

– Shakespeare performance: monologues and scene work

– Voice and breath

– Elizabethan songs

– Elizabethan dance

– Shakespeare’s language

– Shakespeare’s life and his plays

FYC is ideal for the performer who is looking to challenge themselves with a style of theatre that requires an attentiveness to language and its structure.

Shakespeare’s plays are full of clues from the playwright about how scenes are to be played, how words should be pronounced and what energy the character needs in any given moment.

We also concentrate on the importance of collaboration and ‘play’ in our sessions. Putting together a show is no small task. It requires discipline and attentiveness to detail.

But we also firmly believe that this work should be fun!

This year we are planning on meeting on Zoom and then recording a nice performance showcase that students can have a copy of. If we are receive good news regarding the opening of public spaces, then students can expect to perform at the summer festival in full costume at the beautiful and historic Agecroft Hall & Gardens!

Sign up now to reserve your spot! Classes begin on June 1st!

Tuition is $350.

(A partial rebate applicable if we are unable to meet in person for the festival.)

Interested students can contact Director of Operations, Melissa Johnston-Price:

“FYC is the most amazing experience a young Shakespeare lover can join. I’ve met my theatre family here and met people that I’ll know and love for the rest of my life! FYC changed my life and gave me opportunities I never would’ve had otherwise. It’s the most fun you’ll have all summer!” Audrey Sparrow – FYC 2018-2019

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