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ASC is committed to providing unique opportunities for young people to experience
Shakespeare and the performing arts as a living experience which engages them
beyond the classroom. Please see below for a variety of education offerings.
Weekday Student Performances
Students may attend a weekday 10am performance, specifically geared toward middle
and high school ages. Each performance is followed by a talkback with the actors and
At the request of the school, a study guide can be provided in advance. Study guides
are developed to create a richer experience at the theatre, and reflect NJ's Core
Curriculum Standards. (click here for more information)
This Season’s Student Matinees:
Romeo & Juliet - (click here for more information)
October, 2017 - Dates TBA
$10 per student, teachers and chaperones free
For tickets: click here
In School Workshops
ASC believes that text work is the key to Shakespeare: character objectives, subtext
and emotion are all found through his poetic devices, sounds and rhythms. ASC’s in
school programs emphasize direct, active student engagement and participation.
Students dive into actual scene work, out loud and on their feet, learning not only the
plot, but digging into the language, conflicts, and moral questions of each play.
Emphasis is placed on specificity of text, using words as tools to unlock Shakespeare’s
meaning, with a hands-on, participatory spirit. Students are also encouraged to
improvise texts in their own words; physical and vocal warm ups are used to support
creative freedom. In the words of one of our students: “I like when we were able to
interact with you all, because so often we get people who come in and want to talk us
to death, but you allowed us to play a part.”
Workshops range in length from one day to several weeks, and can be tailored to
your curriculum needs and time availability. Please contact Education Director
Timur Kocak for more information: click here.
Weekend Workshops at the Theatre
Please click here to let us know if there are topics you’d like to see covered (acting,
stage combat, playmaking, etc.). We welcome your input.