ASC at NJCU’s educational programming is designed to give students an appreciation for Shakespeare and other classic works. In a dynamic and participatory format, students are directly engaged in both the analysis and performance of plays and live theatre. All of the workshops are developed and led by ASC at NJCU’s Resident Teaching Artists.  In addition to the in-school education programs, ASC invites students and teachers to our main stage productions through our School Day Matinee Series.

“Classical thought has posed the question of human purpose for centuries. Nowhere in the English language is that quest more fully drawn than in the works of William Shakespeare. By taking his plays off the page and standing them firmly on the stage we give the next generation the opportunity to make a connection to their profound truths.”
Colette Rice, ASC’s Artistic Director


Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU is pleased to announce the 2012 Young Artist Festival. In the tradition of last year’s successful workshop of The Lear Project, adapted and directed by McNair Academic High Senior Jessica Perez, the Young Artist Festival is an opportunity for theatre artists, grades 8-12, to work on a Shakespeare project with the professional actors and artists of ASC. 

The content, design and direction of the final project will be decided by the Young Artists, under the guidance of ASC’s Producing Artistic Director Colette Rice and Education Director Colin Ryan. The final project, composed of material from one or more Shakespeare play, will be performed for family, friends and the public.

Folger Shakespeare Library


Actors Shakespeare Company and A. Harry Moore's Macbeth

Congratulations to ASC Teaching Artist

Seth Reich and the students of A. Harry Moore

for their recognition

by the Folger Shakespeare Library

Click here to read "Shakespeare At His Best: Shakespeare for Students with Special Needs" and learn about the Actors Shakespeare Program's fourth successful year of the A. Harry Moore in-school drama program.


Colin Ryan, Education Director

Actors Shakespeare Company at NJCU