directed by Karen Ball

our fifth year of training teen actors to work with classical language - part of the Naked Shakespeare series

The mission of Acorn's Shakespeare Ensemble is to encourage audiences to re-experience Shakespeare's language and imagery . The "Naked Shakespeare" series showcases the Bard's text through performances presented without sets, lights and costumes, allowing the audience's imagination to take center stage.

A seven-month training program in Shakespearean verse for student actors wishing to broaden their acting range by working intensively on heightened language.

Members of the Young Actors Shakespeare Conversatory learn how to strengthen their voices and breathe life in to the rich imagery of Shakespeare's verse. The emphasis throughout the program is on personal artistic growth through process work. YASC culminates with a showcase performance at a public venue consisting of an adaptation of a full-length Shakespeare play or scenes connected by thematic elements. YASC offers great immersion for teens wishing to deepen their acting skills and meet other area actors who share their passions and interests. Enrollment limited to 12 participants.

Previous acting experience preferred, but not essential

click here to download more specific information about the training program actors will experience in the YASC.

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, Westbrook
October 2013 to May 2014

$400 per student ($50 discount for returning students) - payment plans are available
Enrollment is limited to 12 participants

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tuition payments are non-refundable, unless we cancel the class

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